Many people who run marathons and ultramarathons do so in the cause of great charities which has spawned the famous Oxfam Trailwalker which is an event organised by the Oxfam charity in places such as Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the UK. All of the funds raised in the various events around the world go towards the Oxfam charity and other notable causes and have raised significant amounts of money in the past.
The event is basically a team game with four players to compete at the events in 48 hours with a 100 km hiking trail in Hong Kong, a 100 km trail in the UK, a 100 km trail in Australia, a 100 km trail in New Zealand and a 100 km trail in Japan. The events take in some of the most breathtaking views, high mountains and below sea-level scenery which you could ever hope to view. The overall event itself continues to grow as the popularity of ultramarathons and ultra running continues to increase around the world.
When you consider we are talking millions of pounds in money raised by the Oxfam Trailwalker it is easy to see how popular these particular events are becoming and how important they are to many areas of society.