Oxfam Trailwalker

Oxfam Trailwalker


Hong Kong’s Oxfam Trailwalker is not for the faint of heart. The gruelling 100-kilometre race follows the iconic MacLehose Trail and must be completed within a 48-hour time limit. The event was launched in 1981 as a training exercise for the Queen's Gurkha Signals during the city's colonial days, and has become one of the largest fundraising sporting events in the city.

Since 1986, nearly 100,000 participants have raised over HK$538 million to support Oxfam’s poverty alleviation and emergency relief projects in Africa and Asia, including Hong Kong and mainland China. Trailwalkers set out in teams of four from Pak Tam Chung in Sai Kung Country Park, winding 100 kilometres through the New Territories and Kowloon to Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Tai Lam Country Park, Yuen Long. They have two days to complete their mission, which takes in many of Hong Kong’s highest peaks.

Tap the checkpoints

Track records

Click below to compare the fastest ever time, recorded in 2013, to the quickest and slowest teams last year. Due to changes in the distance of the trail, speed records before 2009 are no longer considered.

Evolution of the Oxfam event

Common problems and what to carry

Some facts

Enjoying SCMP graphics?

Here are some other digital native projects by SCMP graphics you might want to visit

Or just visit our graphics home page

Hi, Internet Explorer user!

This site has some features that may not be compatlibe with your browser. Should you wish to view content, switch browsers to either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to get an awesome experience