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Oxfam launches Trailtrekker 2012

Sign up to take on the UK’s toughest team charity challenge in the Yorkshire Dales

Today Oxfam opens recruitment for Trailtrekker, an epic adventure which challenges teams to trek 100km across the Yorkshire Dales and raise money for the charity’s work to overcome poverty worldwide.

Trailtrekker UK, now in its fourth year, is one of the most respected walking events in the country. Last year’s even was a resounding success with over 645 trekkers taking part, covering over 35,000 miles and raising a record breaking £380,000 for Oxfam.

The walk starts at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales in Skipton on 26th May 2012. It then continues in a loop through the stunning National Park, past Malham Cove and Pen-y-ghent before looping round past Buckden and Conistone to finish the following day back in Skipton.

This epic challenge requires teams of four to walk day and night to complete the full course in 30 hours. However, teams also have the opportunity to take up shorter Bronze (40km) or Silver (65km) distances. These will follow the same route as the Gold (100km) trek, but finish at the relevant distance checkpoint along the course.

In addition, for the first year ever Oxfam is also offering 25 teams attempting the Gold challenge their very own Oxfam support crew. Saving the hassle of co-ordinating a support crew themselves, for a small fee the charity will provide these teams with designated support volunteers, bag transfers, food, access to exclusive tents at checkpoints and transport.

Oxfam spokesperson James Terry explains:

This event really is an epic adventure which offers a once in a lifetime chance for people from all walks of life to achieve something really amazing in one of the most famous and beautiful settings in the country.

The route is challenging and requires determination and team work, but the personal sense of achievement, new friendships made and the reward of helping to raise money for such a great cause, make every step worthwhile.


To sign up or find out more about becoming a volunteer on the day, visit


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