The Trailtrekker 50km route is a challenge requiring dedication and commitment, but with the right training and preparation you can succeed!
How it works
On the day of the trek, teams which have opted for the Trailtrekker 50km trek will sign in at Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor. From there, we will transport you to the starting point.
The trek is a specially designed route through the Mourne Mountains. Along the route there are seven checkpoints for teams to stop briefly to rest and refuel before setting off again and completing the trail in less than 16 hours.
Your team will be what makes your Trailtrekker experience – you will train together, fundraise together, provide encouragement to each other along the trail and have a lot of laughs along the way! Previous teams have included work colleagues, friends, family and sports club members.
Regardless of your current fitness level and whether you’re an experienced hill walker or a complete novice, with the right training and preparation anyone can complete the 50km route. Training for this unique event is the perfect chance to set yourself a goal to get fit and really stick to it. Once you sign up, the Oxfam events team will be on hand to support you every step of the way with helpful advice and training guides.
The 50km Trailtrekker route passes through some of the most beautiful countryside on the island of Ireland. Oxfam is grateful to the landowners, councils and local trusts that work with us to ensure our route is safe for participants and causes minimum impact to the surrounding terrain.
Teams signing up for the 50km event commit to raising a minimum team amount. The total is based on the number of people who register (£310/€385 per person) and the money raised will support Oxfam’s programmes worldwide.
Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.
In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organisations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
Teams should have 75% of their fundraising amount in with Oxfam one month before the event and endeavour to get the remainder of their funds in one month after the event. Don’t worry, we will provide you with lots of support to meet your fundraising target!
Please note that there is also a registration fee of £25/€30 per person. This is a personal event commitment fee and is non-refundable.
Choosing your team
Putting together your perfect Trailtrekker team will require some thought and planning. You'll depend on each other during fundraising and training - and, of course, throughout the event itself.
Tips on choosing your Trailtrekker team:
- Think about the different qualities you want in your team, whether it's energy, enthusiasm, organisational skills, fundraising ideas or an endless stream of amusing chat.
- Decide on a team leader – they'll act as the main contact between your team and the Oxfam Ireland office and will help to co-ordinate fundraising, training and logistics.
- Secure your team’s place as early as possible - places are limited!
What happens if one of my team pulls out of the event?
Should one of your team need to drop out, please advise the Oxfam events team of your new team member’s details ASAP. Should you be unable to find a person to take their place, please contact us for advice.
Who can enter?
Anyone who is fit and healthy, and prepared to do some training for a 50km event! At least two team members must be 18 or over on the date of the event. Minimum age for participating is 16.
How to register
What happens next?
Once you have registered, a member of the Oxfam events team will be in touch to welcome your team. You will also receive your welcome pack in the post which will include everything you need to begin fundraising and training for the challenge ahead!
Got more questions?
Please contact the Oxfam events team for advice and support!
Dublin: (01) 635 0403
Belfast: (028) 9089 5972