Oxfam Trailwalker 2017 ended with 4,308 people completing the 100 km trail

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2017-11-19

Oxfam Trailwalker, Hong Kong’s most popular fundraising hiking event organised by Oxfam Hong Kong (OHK), ended successfully this afternoon when the last team ‘4INLOVE’ (team number 1071) crossed the finish line in Yuen Long at 12:49 pm today, completing the 100 km trail in 46 hours 49minutes.

Trini Leung, Director General of OHK, presented certificates to the teams and other supporting organisations at the closing ceremony. This year, 4,308 participants completed the 100 km trail within the required 48 hours, i.e. 87% of all walkers.

Trini Leung said, ‘The theme this year is ‘We are Trailwalkers’. Each team made it this far and has shown great determination and commitment in overcoming all the obstacles and difficulties along the trail. The same applies to our work against poverty. Eliminating poverty is a long and arduous journey. It requires the same trailwalking spirit you all demonstrated. We would like to thank all our walkers, sponsors, support organisations, volunteers and donors for their generous contributions to Oxfam Trailwalker 2017!’

Oxfam Trailwalker is the largest fundraising hiking event in Hong Kong. Oxfam aims to raise HK$36 million to support its work in poverty alleviation, disaster relief and policy advocacy in Hong Kong and around the world. Since 1986, more than 97,000 trailwalkers have participated and raised over HK$530 million. The event has successfully developed into an international top-notch fundraiser, challenging walkers in 17 cities in 10 countries including Australia, Belgium, England, France, India, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Hong Kong and South Korea.

For more information about Oxfam Trailwalker, please visit:

Website: http://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk/

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/oxfamtrailwalkerhk

For media enquiries, please contact:

Benjamin Li
Communications Officer
Phone:(852) 3120 5134 / 9721 5943
Email: benjamin.li@oxfam.org.hk

Alan Ng
Assistant Communications Officer
Phone:(852) 3120 5174 / 9786 2258
Email: alan.ng@oxfam.org.hk

Below are the results of some special teams and speed awards

(All rankings, team information and times shown below are subject to verification based on updated records; Oxfam Hong Kong reserves the right to make the final decision on team rankings and finishing times without prior notice.)

Category

Time

Team Number

Team name

Amputee walker Fung Kam Hung and his team

30 hours 22 minutes

8121

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*Fearless Dragons 1

(teams of visually and hearing impaired)

36 hours 30 minutes

0577

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*Fearless Dragons 2

(teams of visually and hearing impaired)

36 hours 30 minutes

0578

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Maid of Heart and Sole

Domestic Helper team

32 hours 05 minutes

0262

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Flying Geezers

(4 teammates combined: 266 years old)

23 hours 37 minutes

8010

 --

Oxfam Trailwalker Champion

12 hours 01 minutes

8003

AWOO Nepal Team

Oxfam Trailwalker

1st Runner up

 

12 hours 51 minutes

8016

Beauty and the Beasts

Oxfam Trailwalker 2nd Runner up

 

13 hours 26 minutes

8026

Hong Kong Sports Clinic x Salomon

Mixed Team Champion

12 hours 51 minutes

8016

Beauty and the Beasts

Male Champion

12 hours 01 minute

8003

AWOO Nepal Team

Female Champion

 

18 hours 13 minutes

8100

The Nutters Return

Veteran I (aged 50-59)

 

15 hours 00 minutes

8127

Cosmoboys Team III

Veteran II (aged 60 and above)

20 hours 26 minutes

8012

Cosmoboys Team IV

*Team did not complete in full team