Oxfam Trialwalker History -Start at Sai Kung Country Park
Hong Kong’s oldest ultramarathon since 1986, Oxfam Trailwalker is one of the Hong Kong largest and longest-running hiking events. The participants need to finish a 100km trail walk over the Maclehose trail, which has total 8 different sections , starting from the middle of The Sai Kung Country Park and finishing in Tuen Mun on the opposite side of Kowloon. Plucky participants taking over the mountains of the New Territories and have 48 hours to complete the race. Except the race that you can feel extra special about it because it’s very meaningful – over the years, the event has raised over $575 million to support Oxfam’s various poverty alleviation and emergency relief projects in Africa and Asia. Registration is open until October 15.
Cancelled Oxfam Trailwalker in 2019
Unfortunately , The 100km Oxfam Trailwalker has been cancelled because of a result of increasingly violent pro-democracy demonstrations in the city. For the safety reasons, the 5,000 participants and their supporting teams travel back and forth to the trails over the weekend.As the entire public transport facilities like MTR , Tunnel, Road, were disabled by protests and unable to Sai Kung country park . And after a serious deliberation, we made the extremely tough decision of cancelling this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker.
Other Sport events were also cancelled or postponed
The current social unrest has caused the cancellation or postponement of a number of sporting events, including the Prudential Hong Kong Open tennis tournament, the 2020 Hong Kong Formula E-Prix, the The Hong Kong ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup, the Asian Aquathlon Championships, the Cross Harbour Swim, the Hammer Cyclothon and the Hong Kong Squash Open, and today, the Happy Valley horse races.
Runners did not give up
Owing to the fact that The Oxfam Trialwalker was cancelled ,many competitors were disappointed but some were still pursuing their original goals. On Friday morning, when the race was supposed to start at Sai Kung Country Park, hundreds of runners headed to Sai Kung to take on the 100km course anyway.
What’s a pity , not only did many runners spend long time training and great effort for this run , but most of them also flied across the globe to join this mesmerizing event in purpose.This is why there was never “look back” they would proceed to run .
On Friday morning, when the race was supposed to start, many runners is coming together and committed to run , their goal is to complete the 100Km trial.
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