What is 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.

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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.

Preparation sessions

We host preparation sessions in order to ensure you are ready to take on the challenge of a life time.

Confirm your attendance at the following prep session:

21 May, Piccadilly Cotswold Store 6.30pm

We look forward to seeing you there.

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

Start your fundraising early - it gets you support from your friends and you don't have to worry about sorting it all out after the event.


     - Kayleigh, Team Gangnam

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

Invest in a decent pair of walking boots/shoes and have them fitted correctly.


     - Jean, Jerry and the Pacemakers

Latest blog posts from the Trailwalker team

Long distance advice

By David Yates  Chairman of the Isle of Wight Long Distance Walkers Association,  and author of Beaches Bars and Blisters of the Isle of Wight shares his advice on foot preparation and training.

Raising your pledge

Reaching your fundraising pledge: tips and ideas from past participants …..

Trailtrekker Support Crew

Heather Westron writes about her experience of taking part in Trailtrekker as a walker and her experience as a support crew. She shares her top tips and says to think about it as a 'formula one pit stop'.

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