Countdown to Oxfam India Trailwalker 2013
Less than a month to go for our mega event – Oxfam India Trailwalker 2013 and everyone in the Bangalore office are in high spirits! We are getting charged by numbers every day. We have already registered 165 teams, over Rs 40 lakh has already been raised and 9 teams have qualified for the fundraising awards by raising over Rs 1 lakh. In addition, over 26 teams have already crossed the minimum fundraising target.
Two third of our teams this year are Bangalore based but we also have participants from 10 nationalities. Majority of the teams are mixed-teams and 8 are all-women teams. Participants from over 24 corporates have registered. Many corporates this year are also matching the funds that their employees are raising which will significantly increase the money we can infuse in the 6 Oxfam India projects that are identified.
With all this enthusiasm and buzz, we are hoping to cross 175 teams by the closing date of registration –
January 1, 2013.
With all the logistics arrangements now in the process of being put in place, the next big day would be the Briefing Night on January 18. Teams will be able to check-in from January 18 to avoid last day rush at the start point.
International Herald Tribune, Perfetti, Apollo Hospitals, Radio Indigo are few of the partners who are already on board for the event.
January 25-27 promises to be cooler and greener compared to last year. The number of teams participating this year has doubled. We also have over 400 volunteers this year from corporates as well as from various Bangalore colleges. We will also have physiotherapy and paramedic volunteers at various checkpoint this year from medical colleges across Bangalore.
Hope to see you there!