The Oxfam Trailwalker Start Line is an exciting place – full of restless walkers, and the buzz and excitement of the long road ahead. To make the most of the atmosphere and your final preparation time, read our frequently asked questions below so that you know what to expect!
Where do we go to register?
100km teams: Bellbird Grove. Due to the remote nature of the Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane 100km trail, all teams will be transported by an Oxfam-provided bus from the registration area to the Start at Mt Glorious. The registration area will be located at Bellbird Grove Recreation Area (aka Checkpoint 5) on Mt Nebo Road, The Gap. This is a set-down and drop-off only as there is not room for support crews to stay during the registration process or to travel to the Start Line.
55km teams: Lake Manchester. Registration for the 55km teams is at the Lake Manchester start line (664 Lake Manchester Road) approximately 1.5 hours from Brisbane CBD. Please allow ample time for traffic and changed road conditions so as not to delay your registration. The registration area will be clearly signposted. Please do not leave any cars at the registration area.
How do I know what my start time is?
Your start time will be posted on your online Teamspace on 15 May
100km teams will be starting at either 7am or 8:30am on Friday 21 June
55km teams will all be starting at 7am on Saturday 22 June
What time do we register?
100km Registration periods:
7am start: register between 4:30am and 5:30am
8:30am start: register between 5:45am and 7:00am
55km Registration periods:
7am start: register between 5:45am and 6:45am
Please register early to avoid delays in the registration area and to ensure your team and others get away on the buses on time. All four of your team members must be present and you will need to have the completed forms detailed below before your team can register.
What do I need to bring?
You must bring the following forms which will included in your team’s briefing pack. You will be given this pack at the Safety Briefing night on Monday 10 June:
- Your team’s completed yellow medical questionnaire
- Environmental survey
- Your full team!
The above forms are to be handed over at the registration marquee and are not to be sent to Oxfam Australia prior to the event.
What is my team number?
You can find your number online on your Teamspace, under your team photo, as well as at the top of all your paperwork. 100km Team numbers are from 1 to 399. 55km Team numbers are from 400 – 600.
How do we register?
Step 1: As you enter the registration hall, you will collect your registration pack, which will contain:
- Four bibs: 1 x red, 1 x blue, 1 x green and 1 x yellow
- A team registration form showing each team member’s name, assigned bib colour and brief personal details. If we are missing important information, this will be highlighted for you on this form and you will need to provide this prior to completing registration.
- Your memento personalised fundraising reward bibs (if eligible)
- Legend buffs for walkers taking part in their 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th event.
Step 2: Once you have collected your registration pack, proceed to a registration desk where our volunteers will; make sure you have signed and completed all necessary forms; collect them from you and check that each team member has the correct bib colour.
Your event bib and your individual bib colour is the only way of identifying you on the trail. Each team member must wear the bib allocated to them throughout the event. Please do not swap bibs before or during the event.
What if we need to change team members on the day?
After collecting your registration pack, notify one of our marshals who will direct you to our Team Change desk for assistance. It’s better to complete the change of team member form on Teamspace prior to the team changes deadline of noon Wednesday 19 June so that you are not held up at the registration area.
If you have a change after this date, your new team member will need to complete the Change of Team Member form and bring it to registration with them. Allow extra time if you have an on-the-day change as it takes a little longer to process. There is a $30 late change fee for on-the-day team changes.
What if our team has a last minute withdrawal/ we don’t have four team members?
Oxfam Trailwalker is a team-of-four event and we cannot accept teams of more or less than four. If your team is likely to have less than four members, you must contact Lucy in the Brisbane Oxfam office to discuss your options prior to the event.
How much do I need to fundraise to take part?
All teams must have raised the minimum $1,600 by Friday 14 June in order to start. Please contact us if you need advice and support in reaching this amount.
If you are unclear about any aspect of the event or have a query about the registration process please contact the Lucy in the Brisbane office on (07) 3637 4647 or by email.