If you�re looking for a tough challenge in 2010 then Oxfam�s 100km challenges might be just the ticket.
To help spread the word Oxfam have teamed up with www.ultimateoutdoors.co.uk to offer a �1,000 outdoor gear giveaway.
What�s the challenge?
As a team of four your challenge is to complete a 100km walk within 30 hours - four people, one goal: 100 kilometres in 30 hours!
Take a look at the interactive guides
These trail guides walk you through the courses and help you understand what it takes to complete one of these incredible challenges.
Trailtrekker interactive guide
These are just two of the 13 100km events that Oxfam runs around the world.
Around 15,000 people take on a 100km challenge annually and since 1981 100km walkers have raised �45m for Oxfam.
Why are they so successful?
Probably because they are unique. They also rely heavily on teamwork, which makes them great team-builders (or breakers!).
They combine walking, fantastic countryside and teamwork into a testing mix where people come together and raise money for Oxfam.
Why do people take it on?
Most people will take on a challenge like this for the experience and to test themselves. It�s also a great achievement to have completed an event of this distance. Who else do you know who has walked two and a half marathons non-stop?
Who takes part?
Last year in the UK 2,600 people took on one of these challenges ensuring there is a great atmosphere during the event. They come in all shapes, sizes and ages (from 18 to 73!)
Here�s what some 2009 Trailwalkers had to say
�The greatest team challenge I have ever done � after 24 hours we finally understood what teamwork really meant.�
Alex Fisher, The IBT Die-Hards
�I have never been pushed so near to my limits in my life but I am really glad that I did it, both for the personal achievement and the knowledge that our team has raised so much money for such good causes.�
Duncan Bisatt, Tollers
What you need to get involved
? Team of four willing participants (all 18+)
? A support crew, to help you get round the course
Spread the word and win �500 of outdoor gear
Oxfam have teamed up with www.ultimateoutdoors.co.uk � �1,000 of outdoor gear of your choice is up for grabs. �500 top prize and two �250 runners up prizes.
To enter the prize draw all you have to do is �dare� or �share� Oxfam Trailtrekker or Trailwalker UK. To do this use the dare or share feature � the more you �dare� or �share�, the more entries you have into the draw.
To sign up and for more information � visit the events websites...