State Street supports Oxfam treks

State Street is sponsoring Oxfam Ireland’s Trailtrekker and Trailwalker challenge for the fourth year running.

State Street is sponsoring Oxfam Ireland’s Trailtrekker and Trailwalker challenge for the fourth year running.

Oxfam Ireland is now recruiting teams for Trailtrekker 2012, a 50km/100km team event. From novices to seasoned hill-walkers and adventure race participants, teams of two and four people will take on the challenge through the Mourne Mountains to Carlingford on September 1 and 2.

Teams of four will commit to raising €2,000, the equivalent of providing temporary shelter for 20 families in an emergency, and teams of two will commit to raising €1,000, the amount needed to provide an irrigation scheme that supplies safe drinking water to 1,000 people.

Each team has the option of completing a distance of 50km or 100km.

Teams competing in the 50km event will be expected to complete the distance in less than 16 hours and those registered for the 100km distance will be expected to finish in under 36 hours.

For details, see www.oxfamireland.org/trek.