Along our trail we have Checkpoints and volunteers whose main functions are to record the progress of teams, to provide a safe location for participants to rest, to distribute basic food and water provisions, to provide essential first aid and medical support, and to act as a base for communications and emergency services if required.

These provisions vary between checkpoints so please utilise this guide to ensure that you are well prepared for event weekend. There will be coffee vendors with some snacks at the support crew checkpoints but these vendors cannot be available around the clock, so please have a contingency plan in place and do not rely on them as your main source of sustenance.

All checkpoints will have the following:

Check-in/Check-out

Every team needs to go to the check-in desk when they arrive at a checkpoint, and must also go to the check-out desk just before they leave. This is so that at all times we know how many walkers are on each section of the trail.

Drinking water

Drinking water and hot water is available at all checkpoints, though no hot water is provided at the start. Please note however, that Oxfam Trailwalker is a ‘disposable cup free’ event. To minimise our impact on the environment, we please ask that you bring your own reusable cups.

Tea/coffee and hot water

Tea and coffee facilities will be available at every checkpoint (except for the start line). We understand the need for caffeine or a comforting cup of tea during an event like this – please bring your own reusable cup to avoid disappointment. There will be no disposable cups available!

Toilets

Basic toilet facilities (no showers) are provided at all checkpoints (mostly portaloos).

First aid

There will be first aid at every checkpoint. Do not hesitate to request the support of this essential service no matter how big or small you believe your concern is.

Additional provisions at checkpoints

100km registration – Bellbird Grove

Drinking Water
Registration tent
Toilets
Buses to start line
Support Crew drop off only

The start Line (100km Mt Glorious and 55km Lake Manchester)

Drinking Water
Toilets
Coffee Vendor (limited times)
Support Crew Access (55km only)

Checkpoint 1 – Dundas Road
(No support crew access)

Check in/ Out
Tea and Coffee facilities
Drinking Water
Sandwiches with spreads (assorted)
Toilets
First Aid

Checkpoint 2 – Hammermeister Road
(No support crew access)

Check in/ Out
Tea and Coffee facilities
Drinking Water
Sandwiches with spreads (assorted)
Bananas
Coffee and milkshake vendor (limited times)
Toilets
First Aid

Checkpoint 3 – Lake Manchester (100km only)
664 Lake Manchester Road, Kholo

Check in/ Out
Tea and Coffee facilities
Drinking Water
Coffee Vendor (limited times)
Allied Health volunteers (limited times)
Camping area – BYO tent
Support Crew Access
Toilets
First Aid
Phone charging station

 

Checkpoint 4 – Scrub Road
(No support crew access)

Check in/ Out
Tea and Coffee facilities
Drinking Water
Cup-a-soup and bread (100km only)
Toilets
First Aid
Phone charging station

Checkpoint 5 – Bellbird Grove 

Check in/Check Out
Tea and Coffee facilities
Drinking water
Volunteer Allied Health professionals (limited times).
Coffee Vendor (limited times)
Support Crew Access
Toilets
First Aid
Phone charging station

Checkpoint 6 –The Gap
Waterworks Road, The Gap (through the Park n Ride)

Check in/ Out
Tea and Coffee facilities
Drinking water
Volunteer Allied Health professionals (limited times).
Coffee Vendor (limited times)
Support Crew Access
Toilets
First Aid

The Finish – Mount Coot-tha (all friends and family welcome)
Intersection between Sir Samuel Griffith Drive and Scenic Drive

Check in
Tea and Coffee facilities
Drinking water
Support Crew Access – strongly encouraged
Coffee Vendor (at limited times)
Toilets
First Aid
Your Oxfam Trailwalker moment of glory

Allied Health support volunteers

A limited number of physiotherapists, massage therapists and podiatrists will be on duty throughout the event. They are volunteers, so we do not guarantee they will be on duty at all times advertised above. We are very grateful for the support of our Allied Health Volunteers and hope you are able to show your thanks during the event. While the volunteers will try to help you with whatever ailments/injuries you have, to help you determine which queue you should be in, here is a guide to which service best suits your needs:

Physiotherapists: muscle soreness, minor adjustments, massage, strapping and taping

Podiatrists: foot and ankle pain, taping (remove), blister treatment, strapping and taping

Massage: massage, minor strapping, stretching, muscle cramps