What's provided

Taking on a 100km challenge might sound daunting, but we do everything we can to make sure you get to the start line and the finish line.

What makes Trailwalker unique is the fantastic level of support we give our participants. Below is a list of what you can expect before, during and after the event, plus we have plenty of resources to download as well. Check them out.

What you'll get

Before the event

  • Training and fundraising pack
  • Preparation sessions
  • Access to our Facebook and Twitter communities
  • Regular email updates with event information and top tips
  • Expert fundraising advice
  • Kit lists
  • Full event guides for you and your support crew
  • Dedicated team to answer your queries

During the event:

  • Free camping (Friday evening)
  • Medical support and hot & cold drinks at each checkpoint
  • Cooked meals (Friday evening, Saturday morning and Checkpoint 7)
  • Toilets at each checkpoint
  • Fully signed route (day and night)
  • Tracking for teams and team members
  • Hundreds of Oxfam volunteers and Gurkhas cheering you on

After finishing:

  • Medal
  • Nepalese Gurkha curry
  • Hot showers
  • Fantastic atmosphere
  • Incredible sense of achievement and pride
  • Access to our photos and videos from the event
  • Continued fundraising support when you need it.

Tips from teams

"Train, train and train. Look at the route in detail and try, if you can, to get out onto the Downs and walk as much of the route as possible before the event."
Francesca, The Walking Deads

"Do at least one 60km group training session, partly at night, at least one month before. This distance is long enough to give you a taste of what you may experience, while giving you enough recovery time to try and resolve those problems before the event."
Charlie, Adder Ladder

"Prepare for blisters! Really put your socks and footwear through the mill to see if they rub at all because even if they feel OK in shorter training sessions, it might not feel the same after 8 hours walking!"
Neil, Eager Eagles

"Train together with your team as often as possible. We weren't able to get many walks in together and there were two distinct speed factions in our team."
Trailwalker Team 2013

"The support around the course is second to none. The Gurkhas and the volunteers provide much needed motivation at each checkpoint. They are awesome"
Yorkies go Walkies

"Support crew are as important as you're team mates - they really do help get you to the finish, don't under-estimate their importance!"

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