Start Line and on-the-day registration FAQs Melbourne 2019

Start Line and on-the-day registration FAQs Melbourne 2019

An Oxfam Trailwalker Start Line is an exciting place — restless walkers buzzing with excitement, support crews full of pride and admiration, volunteers at the ready to get you to the start area, and of course, motivating music blaring over the speakers.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the atmosphere or your final prep time, read our frequently asked questions below so that you know what to expect.

Where do we go to register?

New start location: Lysterfield Lake, Lysterfield Park

Please arrive with plenty of time (at least 1hr) before your start time to make your event start as smooth as possible.

Please ensure you arrive at the venue via Horswood Road, Narre Warren North and NOT via Reservoir Reserve as this entrance does not allow access to the Start Line.

How do I know what my start time is?

Your start time is posted on your online Teamspace 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 validated your details (mobile number, emergency contact details and support crew details) via your Teamspace prior to registration, and also have the completed forms detailed below before your team can register. Only Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne participants are allowed in the registration area.

Your Start Time Rego Times
7:00 6:00 – 6:45
8:00 7:00 – 7:45
9:00 8:00 – 8:45
10:00 9:00 – 9:45
11:00 10:00 – 10:45

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 Wednesday 20 March (or posted to you if you were unable to attend).

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

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 bibs: 1 x red, 1 x blue, 1 x green and 1 x yellow.
  • team registration form showing each team member’s name, assigned bib colour and brief personal details. If any information is missing, you will need to provide this prior to completing registration.
  • Event memento bibs for high fundraising teams!
  • 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 Yellow Medical form 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. Please wear your bib on your front at all times and ensure it is visible so you can be identified by our event photographers. 

What if we need to change team members on the day of the event?

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.

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 email to discuss your options prior to the event. Or use the singles board to find a walker.

How much is the minimum fundraising amount?

All teams must have raised the minimum $1,600 by 5pm, Friday 22 March in order to walk in the event. 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 check the FAQ’s in the first instance, then email if you are still unclear.

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