Trailtrekker is a non-stop 100km trek in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which teams of four must complete in under 30 hours.
Before the event takes place the teams train together and gain sponsorship or hold fundraising events - in 2013 we're hoping that Trailtrekker will raise a total of £800k! This is only possible thanks to an amazing team of 150 volunteers who gave their time over a sunny weekend to support the walkers through their gruelling challenge.
Trailtrekker volunteers are a range of fun and skilled people who keep walkers going with cheering, applause, cups of tea and information about the route. They help with registration and the medal ceremony at the finish line, as well as supporting our catering services. We also have specialist volunteers - people with physiotherapy experience to provide massage and advice to the participants, and photographers, videographers and bloggers.
A massive thank you!
We want to say thank you to our 2013 Trailtrekker volunteers. Please know that your time and effort was appreciated - as one walker said:
"A MASSIVE thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who gave up their time for free to support people like me as we hobbled our way around the course. The final water stop was especially wonderful. As I rested on a chair volunteers swarmed around me, fetching me water, helping me take off my warm night layers and even lending my brother a hat for the final 10k because he was getting sunburnt. It wouldn't have been nearly as fun or possible without the volunteers. Thank you all!"
We hope that all our 2013 volunteers had a fun and rewarding experience too - we estimate that a team of 150 volunteers saves Oxfam £6000, which can be spent on life-saving work around the world. One volunteer described Trailtrekker as, "a great weekend out in wonderful countryside helping some amazing people take on this very real challenge for a very worthwhile cause. I am delighted to have played some small part and will be back next year."
Interested in joining the team?
Register your interest to volunteer at one or more of our other fundraising events, and you can stay involved by checking out our Facebook and Twitter pages.