The 11th edition of Oxfam Trailwalker kicks off on Saturday 25 August. Almost 1,000 hikers have signed up to participate in teams of four to get through 100 km within 30 hours. The hike takes place in the mountainous Haute Fagne nature reserve in south-east Belgium, and over 350 volunteers will be assisting the hikers through the route.
The participating teams have so far collected over 250,000 euro, to be allocated to Oxfam projects all over the world.
The Special Olympics Belgium, a charity which promotes the social inclusion of people with mental disabilities through sport, will also participate in the challenge with one of their athletes to be present for the final 17km.
This year, the organisers intend to highlight corporate tax dodging and its effects on developing countries.
The Brussels Times