Oxfam Trailwalker latest news
The latest news from Oxfam Trailwalker.
Our first info session for Oxfam Trailwalker 2015 is tomorrow night! Come along with your team, friends, family, support crew to hear all the inside info on this amazing challenge! They'll be plenty of time to ask questions too.
Date: Tuesday 12 August 6pm
Venue: Oxfam Office, Level 1, 14 West St, Newton, Auckland
Plus confirm your team on the night and you could WIN 4 x tickets to Cirque Du Soleil's dress rehearsal show valued at $480!
There will be more info sessions every month in Auckland with at least one in Wellington as well.
Our fantastic event photographers Hey That's Me have now finished uploading all the photos from the weekend to their website. There are 5256 photos available to buy in a variety of formats and free to share on online. To find the photos of your team, use the search box in the top right and enter oxfam2014 and your bib number, e.g. oxfam2014 1001.
This photo is the event crew after the final finish.
A sneak preview of the official video has been published on the NZ Herald website. Watch and enjoy!
We've loved keeping you up to date online this weekend, and we've loved your posts on social media even more.
Here are some highlights:
- We now have many more photos in our Facebook album. Please have a look and tag anyone you know. We will be adding more photos soon. You can also checkout the hastag #otwnz on Facebook.
- There have been almost 350 instagrams tagged #otwnz over the weekend, unfortunately we haven't found anyway to link to them all on the web except statigram where you have to be logged into an instagram account to view it. If anyone knows of a better way to view an instagram hashtag on the web let us know.
- There have been thousands of tweets posted on team pages, and using the hastag #otwnz. We don't have a final count so if there are any IT gurus who know how to archive and count them get in touch.
- Uploading to YouTube takes forever and the quality of the available videos is poor so there are only 5 in our YouTube playlist so far. If you have uploaded a video or you know of any participant created videos let us know and we will add them to our playlist.
Contact us at email@example.com if you have any comments or suggestions.
Some more of our favourite tweets from an amazing morning in Taupo.
#otwnz 92km single digit distance. Just hope phone lasts the distance— Chris Wade (@Nibber99) April 5, 2014
Denise's brother has just sung us home on speaker phone #otwnz— The Devo SoleSisters (@DevoSoleSisters) April 5, 2014
Retired team member's most recent google searches as discovered by support crew: "how to treat chafing". #otwnz 90km— Amy (@ThreeMongeese) April 5, 2014
Retired team Sparkle Motion member takes just as long to put on pants as team takes to walk 4 km #otwnz— Amy (@ThreeMongeese) April 5, 2014
100kms in 24 hours & number 5 on fundraising board. Sore feet but can't wipe the smile off our dials #otwnz— tanya mogg (@4girlswalk) April 5, 2014
It's another lovely hot sunny day in Taupo and 224 teams have finished now, and the remainder are getting close. All the teams are past Checkpoint 6 now, with 11 between Checkpoint 6 and 7 and 19 between Checkpoint 7 and the finish.
This team of social workers just slid their way through 100km of picturesque terrain. Help them out with a donation on their team page. We'll be dancing to mariachi as you and your support crew slip slide off to the tequila bar!
These guys are not SAS. They're not Navy Seals. They're not Gurkha Signals. But they are hilarious! Check out one of the funniest team pages and support their effort. You may just get lost playing bridge and eating chocolate. But don't think it's all fun and games down in Waikanae -- BoB (as they like to be called) have finished as a team of four and smashed their fundraising target. They're currently at $3251!