Oxfam Trailwalker Girona 2018: challenge completed!
We’re very proud of the excellent work done by Rubén Sarabia, Joan Rota, Manu Cortés, Jordi Feliu, Josep Marín and Vanessa Roura (our team of walkers) and by Jordi Galí and Marta Tugas (our support team) in the Oxfam Trailwalker Girona 2018, which took place this weekend. At 10 am on Saturday, 230 teams set off from Olot, heading towards Sant Feliu de Guíxols along the Girona Narrow-Gauge Railway Route, with 209 teams reaching the finishing line. The challenge was to complete the 100-km route in less than 32 hours. The Escubedo team managed it with plenty of time to spare: it only needed 25 hours, 19 minutes and 30 seconds!
That means that the 1,500 euros raised will go towards projects such as installing a flexible device to bring clean, safe water to 134 families in a situation of emergency. The goal of the event this year is to provide 844 million people with easier access to drinking water so that they no longer have to walk several kilometres each day to obtain it. It’s a great charity project that has made participating in the challenge and all the preparation that has gone into it over the last few months very worthwhile. Congratulations colleagues!
We must mention the fact that one of the participant’s in this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker Girona tragically died of a heart attack. We’d like to offer our deepest sympathy to his family, friends and team-mates.