Participants are gearing up for this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane and it’s hoped they’ll help raise more than $1 million to help fight global poverty.
Teams of four must walk or run either 100km in under 48 hours or 60kms in under 24 hours, staying together the whole time. It’s one of the nation’s most gruelling endurance challenges with teams navigating some of Brisbane’s most rugged bush land. Both trails start at Lake Manchester and end at Mount Coot-tha.
Since its inception in 2011, more than $5 million has been raised at the Brisbane event for Oxfam.
- Friday 17 June – 7.00am and 8.30am start times for 100km event participants.
- Saturday 18 June – 7.00am start time for 60km event participants.
- End: The fastest teams from the 100km are expected to finish Friday night, with the majority of teams expected to cross the finish line from 9.30am Saturday. The fastest teams from the 60km event are expected to cross the finish line around 1pm on Saturday, with the majority of other teams finishing on Saturday evening.
The event starts at Lake Manchester, through D’Aguilar National Park, and finishes at Mt Coot-tha, 15 minutes from the CBD:
- 100km and 60km event start line: Lake Manchester Road, Lake Manchester.
- 100km and 60km finish line: JC Slaughter Falls, Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Coot-tha.
About 250 teams of four from throughout Australia will be taking part in this event, as well as some interstate teams.
There are many inspiring participants with stories to tell who are available for interviews and photos in the lead-up to, and during, the event.
If you would like to contact a team or spokesperson to arrange interviews or photos, or to find out about teams participating from your area, please contact Oxfam’s Media Coordinator Bianca Wordley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0407 799 365.