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.


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.

Start times and your medical form

Start times have now been allocated. Find your team name and your corresponding start time here. Please note, start times have been allocated based on your team level and preferred time, provided by your team leader when they first registered your team.

Start Times

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

Trailwalker 2015 Medals

Your Trailwalker 2015 medal will celebrate your awesome achievements of both completing the huge challenge and fundraising. This years medal is made in Kenya of recycled metal and also marks 200 years of Gurkha service to the crown.

Trailwalker teams’ incredible response to the crisis in Nepal

When news of the earthquake in Nepal broke, we knew Trailwalker teams would want to help. And so they have, to the tune of £159,000. An incredible response that will go a long way to putting lives in Nepal back together.

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.

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