Oxfam India opens registration for “Trailwalker 2018-19”
Bangalore, 8th October 2018: Oxfam India, the fully independent Indian organization focused on removing poverty and inequality, has opened registration for the 8th edition of its Bangalore Trailwalker being held on January 18th – 20th, 2019. With a crucial message of ‘Walk for Equality’, the walkathon intends to promote team spirit across communities and raise funds for Oxfam.
The Bengaluru trail starts from the edge of a beautiful valley of Nandi Hills near the ancient Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple and ends at Olde Bangalore resort, Tharbanahalli.
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’ of 6hrs 32 mins.
Mr. Amitabh Behar, CEO, Oxfam India said, “We are excited to return with the annual Bangalore 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.
Details about the registration :
Interested teams can register on the website of Oxfam India Trailwalker - https://trailwalker.oxfamindia.org/