On the trail of charity: Oxfam Trailwalker

MORE than 1200 people are preparing for a gruelling endurance challenge through the Perth Hills this weekend in support of people living in poverty.

From today, 200 teams will tackle one of Australia’s toughest charity events, Oxfam Trailwalker.

The challenge will see participants take on a 100km journey by foot from Darlington to Lesmurdie.

Walkers will travel along Railway Reserves Heritage Trail through to Swan View and later through John Forrest National Park.

From the halfway mark at Chidlow, the fundraisers will head south through to Kalamunda on their way to the finish line at the Ray Owen Reserve.

In a first for OxfamTrailwalker Perth, another 114 teams will depart from Chidlow on Saturday on a shorter 50km course that gives them 24 hours to reach the same finish line.

Oxfam Trailwalker Perth has raised more than $900,000 for poor communities around the world, with the hope of reaching $1.5 million over the weekend to match last year’s fundraising efforts.