P100 to Send Runners to Oxfam Trailwalker 100
– Marga & Jeremy posing with the Pinoy Ultra Runners lanyards. Bagay sila noh? I mean, bagay sa kanila yung lanyards –
Buy 1 Pinoy Ultra Runner lanyard for only P100 and you will give fellow Filipinos—Pinoy Ultra Runners Jose De Vera, Jocelyn Saw, Peter Rivera and Paolo Punsalan—a chance to compete in the OXFAM Trailwalker 100, a 100km run/hike/walk on the MacLehose Trail in Hong Kong on November 7-9, 2008. Click here to view the trail.
If you are interested, please contact Jeremy Go at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0917.852.7587 or Neville Manaois at email@example.com.
Jeremy Go gives us a brief backgrounder on the OXFAM and the Trailwalker:
OXFAM is UK based confederation of 13 organizations working with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Originally called the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, it was founded in 1942 in Great Britain and now has presence worldwide, including the Philippines.
The Trailwalker is the largest fund raising event of OXFAM HK, basically it is a 100 KM run/hike/walk held annually on the MacLehose Trail, a 100 km hiking trail across the mountain ranges of the New Territories with a 48 hour cut off.
Oxfam Trailwalker Hong Kong is the first Trailwalker in the world. Other countries like UK, Australia and New Zealand follow the Hong Kong model closely. In 2008 for the very first time Belgium is also organising Trailwalker in their country.
Part of the requirement is to raise funds for OXFAM. Since 1986, more than 42,000 Trailwalkers have raised over HK$ 158 million to support Oxfam’s various poverty alleviation and emergency relief projects. We are doing our part by selling these lanyards to donate to OXFAM, when the team reaches HK.
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