Once again, Geocaching Victoria was immensely proud to be involved with the Oxfam Trailwalker charity walk this weekend. Three teams signed up to complete the gruelling 100 kilometre course, however due to circumstances beyond their control one team had to pull out before they even began. That left two teams of four people left to take on this physical, mental and emotional challenge and what a challenge it was. With Melbourne putting on weather extremes of 30 degree heat to pouring rain with lightning and thunder during the course and at the end, damaging winds. The entire course definitely tested each and every one of the walkers.
But we are proud to say that 7 of the 8 walkers who started the event made it all the way to the finish, and more importantly we raised nearly $5000 for the very important Oxfam Charity in the process. It was wonderful to see the representation that geocachers had, not just in the official Geocaching Victoria teams, but there were geocachers spotted in many other teams out on the course as well. Geocachers were also out there running support for not just the official Geocaching Victoria teams, but also other teams entered in to the event and there were even a number of geocachers spotted volunteering their time at checkpoints and as Trail-Marshalls out on the track.
We are proud of our representation in this very worthwhile charity event, we are proud of the geocachers that give up their time to walk, support or volunteer for this cause and we look forward to a continuing involvement in the Melbourne Oxfam Charity Walk in the years to come.
Well done everybody!