The Challenge

Trailwalker is an unforgettable endurance challenge to get your team of four 100km across the South Downs in under 30 hours. Is it tough? Of course. Is it worth it? Absolutely.

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Trailwalker: The Challenge

26/27 July 2014

Set up by the legendary Gurkhas in 1981 to test teamwork, endurance and determination, Trailwalker is the ultimate physical and mental challenge.

It'll be one of the hardest things you ever take on, but the sense of achievement you'll get when you cross the finish line will blow you away. The Gurkhas still take care of event logistics to this day, and their teams have never been beaten.

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The Trailwalker route

The Trailwalker route runs 100km from Petersfield to Brighton following the beautiful South Downs Way through some of the UK's most stunning countryside.


A test of teamwork

Trailwalker is all about teamwork. You'll need to motivate and encourage each other from start to finish to get the job done, so training as a team of four before the event is essential. It will help build team spirit and give you a chance to work out your strengths and weaknesses, so by the time Trailwalker comes around you'll be prepared to pull together to achieve something astonishing. 

The other important team is your Support Crew - friends and family who'll meet you at checkpoints along the route to provide supplies and encouragement.

People from all around the UK (and beyond!) are testing their teamwork skills by signing up to Trailwalker, and you can see the teams from your area here.


A fundraising challenge


Trailwalker isn't just a physical challenge. In 2013 Trailwalker teams raised an incredible £1 million and in 2014 we're aiming for £1.5 million. 

The money you raise will help Oxfam and The Gurkha Welfare Trust provide life-changing support to poor people worldwide. Your team must commit to raising at least £1500, but the average Trailwalker team raises over £2,000 - so please aim high!

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