How old do I need to be to take part?
18 years or older on the day of the event.
How much does it cost?
£180 per team.
Earlybird 1 deadline: Pay £120 if you sign up before 14/12/12,
Earlybird 2 deadline: Pay £150 if you sign up before 15/02/13.
Can I start signing up my team and come back to the form later?
Yes. Please note, that in order to return to a form saved in progress, you will need to use the same PC you started on.
What do I get for my money?
You mean apart from the profound sense of achievement!?
- Food and drink before, during and after the event.
- Massage on the course and at the end.
- Full medical cover from first aid to mountain rescue.
- A detailed tracking system giving you stage by stage split times all printed out and ready for you at the finish line. Friends can track your progress live during the event.
- A coveted Trailtrekker medal and certificate when you cross the finish line.
- Invitation to our preparation sessions where your team can come along and learn from other teams who have been there and done it.
- Support and advice from a dedicated Oxfam contact.
- Full training, event and fundraising support materials.
Don't take our word for it though, here's just some of the feedback from 2012 Trailtrekkers...
"The organisation is exceptional. The Oxfam support, advice, information, and assistance throughout the actual event was astonishing." Clare Myers, 4tyketrekkers.
"I've taken part in numerous cyclosportives and running events over the years - the organisation for this event blew my socks off - it was in a different league!" Mike Davies, Callcredit 6.
"One of the best organised events I have ever been involved in. From preparing to the event itself." Louise Maddox, Los Losers
"Fantastic event, well organised, I was kept well informed through all stages of the process."Jon West, He Aint Heavy….
Can we be a team of 2, 3 or 5?
Trailtrekker is a challenge for teams of four people, but if you have a last minute drop out, teams of three can still start the event. Unfortunately, we're not able to allow teams of two or five people to take part.
What does a team leader do?
They act as the main point of contact between your team and Oxfam, keeping us informed of any changes to your team (eg. team member dropping out /person replacing them).
Team leaders also need to be good at coordinating fundraising, training and logistics. They should not try and do everything themselves, but they need to keep track and make sure everything is being done.
I haven't got complete details for all the team - can I still enter?
We don't recommend this. We need correct details for all team members to ensure they receive mailings and e-news which contain vital information that they will need to take part.
It is understandable that a handful of teams will enter with incomplete information for all team members in order to reach deadlines. If you do this then please enter correct details as soon as possible. Get in touch on 0300 200 1244 to discuss in advance if possible.
I am looking for a team to join, how can I find one?
The Trailtrekker Facebook group is a good place to start. Otherwise try putting up posters at work or the local sports centre. You'll be surprised how many people are interested!