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The Oxfam Trailwalker Start Line is an exciting place – full of restless walkers, the buzz and excitement of the long road ahead, and the pride and admiration of your loved ones. 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 event: Friday 23 August – Start Line at Parsley Bay in Brooklyn

Please plan to take the train, as the parking at the start line is extremely limited and roads around the area may be closed to allow the passage of participants. Transport NSW has generously provided free train travel for all participants – your passes will be found in your Briefing Pack, which you will pick up at Safety Briefing Night. There will be additional trains running on event day, from Central Station to Hawksbury River (Brooklyn), so please check the schedule provided in your pack to find the train appropriate for your allocated start time.

50km event: Saturday 24 August – Start Line at Bobbin Head

Please plan to arrive at the start line with plenty of time to register your team before your scheduled start (as below). We strongly encourage you to carpool with your teammates – save the planet! Parking will also be extremely limited, and 50km participants will be issued with a parking pass which specifies the times their support vehicle is permitted on site (should your supporters wish to come see you off). Please note, teams are not permitted to park their cars here for the duration of the event, as National Parks close at night and your vehicle may be towed.

How do I know what my start time is?

Your start time is posted on your Teamspace in the box next to your team photo, under your team name.

When do we register?

Please register early to avoid delays in the registration area and to ensure your team and others get away 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. Only Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney participants are allowed in the registration area.

7.00am start: Registration is open between 5:45 and 6:45am

8.00am start: Registration is open between 6:50 and 7:45am

9:00am start: Registration is open between 7:50 and 8:45am

10:00am start: Registration is open between 8:50 and 9:45am

Note: Do not attempt to register before the registration period for your start opens. Teams who arrive earlier than their allocated start time will not be permitted to start in an earlier start group. Similarly, teams who miss their allocated registration period will be moved to the next start and will have to register in that start’s registration period.

What do we need to bring?

You must bring the following COMPLETED forms, which will included in your team’s briefing pack. You will be given this pack at the Safety Briefing night on Tuesday 13 August.

  • Your team’s completed yellow medical questionnaire
  • Completed environmental survey
  • Your full team of 4!

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.

How do we register?

Step 1: As you enter the registration hall, you will collect your registration pack, which contains:

  • Four event 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 and you will be ushered to the team changes desk where you will need to provide this information to complete your 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, you will proceed to a registration desk where our volunteers will collect your signed and completed forms and check that each team member has the correct bib colour. Your event bib and your individual 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 of the event?

The deadline for any team member changes to be made online is 12pm Wednesday 21 August. After this date any team member changes will need to be made at the Team Changes desk at registration. After collecting your registration pack, notify one of our marshals who will direct you to our Team Changes desk for assistance. 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 payable in cash or card.

What if our team has a last minute withdrawal/ we do not 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 seems likely to have less than four members, you must contact Marike in the Sydney Oxfam office to discuss your options prior to the event:

How much do I have to fundraise to start in the event?

All teams must have raised the minimum $1,600 by Friday 16 August 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 give us a call on 1800 088 110 or email us.