Oxfam India, the fully independent Indian organization focused on removing poverty and inequality, has opened registration for the sixth edition of its Mumbai Trailwalker being held on November 23-25, 2018. With a crucial message of ‘Walk for Equality’, the walkathon intends to promote team spirit across communities and raise funds for Oxfam.
This year the 100km trail is in Karjat near Mumbai. The town, on the banks of the Ulhas river, overlooks the majestic Sahayadri ranges, the Western Ghats as well as the Bhor Ghat. Participants will form a team of four, who must complete the 100km walk in 48 hours on the condition that the team must start and finish together. The participating teams this year will have an ambitious target of breaking last year’s fastest team record ‘OGS – Jaguar Security’s record of completing 100 kms in 15hrs 44 mins and 50 kms record by ‘SG Runners’ in 6hrs 32 mins.
Mr. Amitabh Behar, CEO, Oxfam India said, “We are excited to return with the annual Mumbai Trailwalker and look forward to record participation this year. Oxfam India Trailwalker is an ultimate team challenge and the biggest fundraising event in India. The amount raised by teams is used to campaign for equality—gender, economic and social. This funding is instrumental in fighting economic, social and gender inequality in the six states of India (Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh).”
Oxfam India also organizes free practice walk sessions for participants and helps prepare interested employees of corporate partners for the ultimate team challenge.
Several corporates, like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, TESCO, Accenture, Technicolor, Goldman Sachs, Salesforce, VMware, State Street, Microland, Sony, VISA, Hindustan Petroleum, CLSA, DSP Blackrock, Dun & Bradstreet have associated with Oxfam Trailwalker as participants and volunteers in the past.