The story of the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker, and how our team survived!

Submitted By Kirstine Forrester - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:45

At 9am on Friday 25th August, 8 Morgan McKinley volunteers began one of the toughest team endurance challenges in the world, The Oxfam Trailwalker; tackling 100km of undulated terrain in under 48 hours with no sleep, in an effort to raise vital funds for Oxfam.

Oxfam Trailwalker MMK teamThis event is notorious for the number of people who are unable to complete the 100km so we are extremely proud to share that both Morgan McKinley's teams completed the gruelling challenge. This year of the 442 teams that started, only 38% finished with all four walkers - this proves what an amazing feat this was for all our 8 volunteers to finish together. 

The effort from all walkers in this event is an incredible display of commitment, determination and mental power as they walked non-stop during the night with only the sound of hiking poles clinking on the rocks as they climbed steep tracks.

Despite some of the injuries, pain and sheer exhaustion endured over the 36+ hours, our teams are delighted to have taken part as collectively they have raised almost $7,000 to date. This money will go towards supporting the vital work Oxfam does around the world to help improve the lives of those living in poverty.

We would like to thank Oxfam for all their stellar work in executing such a world class charity event and say congratulations and a very well done to all those that participated in both the 50km and the 100km trails. Not to mention the efforts that were made to raise funding for Oxfam. 

The Morgan McKinley Diamonds and Dynamo’s would also like to say a special thank you to their wonderful support team who set up camp and made sure the walker’s bellies were full, wounds were dressed and spirits were renewed at every check point along the way.

Morgan McKinley, like Oxfam, understand the importance of raising awareness and vital funds for the underprivileged. As part of the #MMKMillion we have committed to raising one million euro globally by the end of 2018. We appreciate any support in helping Oxfam raise funds and if you would like to make a donation you can still do on the Dynamos or the Diamonds charity pages.

Morgan McKinley Dynamos

Morgan McKinley Diamonds