[Announcement] COVID-19 related news including refunds

Thank you for your interest during this difficult era of COVID-19 pandemic.
Enquiries regarding the event have been pouring in, so we’ve prepared some FAQs.
Please go through them as you prepare for Oxfam Trailwalker.

Q. When is the event on? Will it be held as scheduled?

Yes, 2020 Oxfam Trailwalker will be held at Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do province from August 29th(Sat) until 30th(Sun) as originally planned.
Oxfam Korea is coordinating closely with the regional government to thoroughly prepare for the event and ensure participants’ safety.
Should there be changes in accordance with government guidelines, we will post the details on our website, and inform participants individually via email.

Q. What happens to the participation fees and donations if the event is postponed?

In accordance with Oxfam Trailwalker rules and regulations, participation fee and donations are immediately utilized for intended purposes, therefore they are non-refundable.
(As for participation fees, it can be used in the next trailwalker event, but for one time only.
In this case, the donations are used in that following trailwalker event.)

However, due to the unique circumstances this year, Oxfam Korea is making an exception.
Special rules will apply when the event is postponed to next year because of COVID-19.

*If there is a postponement, all funds will be transferred to the next trailwalker event.
*If you are unable to participate on the new date, please contact our office.
*If participants are unable to take part due to reasons unrelated to COVID-19, the special rules will not apply.

Q. Are the venues safe?

Oxfam has been, and will continue to work closely with Goseong-gun, Gangwondo, to ensure a great course, while making sure all necessary safety steps are taken.
We are also collaborating with Gangwon firefighting authorities to make sure quarantine measures are taken thoroughly and emergency measures are efficiently taken when the need arises.
Oxfam staff and volunteers as well as participants will be continually updated, informed and trained on various protocols so that the event can be held safely.

Q. How are the donations and fees used?

All funding from the 2020 Oxfam Trailwalker will be used for Oxfam's emergency response, including water, sanitation facilities, education needed to deal with COVID-19.

Oxfam is focused on providing support to the most vulnerable groups in impoverished regions in Asia and Africa in this era of COVID-19 pandemic. We are able to do our part in the battle against the virus thanks to your support.

We sincerely hope the situations will stabilize soon.

  Find out more about Oxfam coronavirus response