樂施毅行者2020宣布延期至明年一月下旬舉行

讓各位久等了。

衷心感謝您們對活動的支持和關注,我們經過多月來的詳細評估及慎重考慮,決定將「樂施毅行者2020」由11月延期至2021年1月29至31日(星期五至日)舉行。

樂施會自年初起已積極籌備活動,由申請各類活動牌照、擬定活動主題、拍攝宣傳海報,以至數月來與毅行者、義工團體、贊助機構等多個協作單位緊密溝通,更到各檢查站實地視察,反覆檢視籌備工作中的各項細節,並盡力研究應對措施,務求令活動能順利舉行。

然而,我們優先考慮的始終是毅行者、支援隊伍及義工的安全。距離11月不足3個月時間,新冠病毒疫情的發展及限聚令措施仍存在很多不確定因素,除了影響大會籌備工作,我們亦擔心參加者在缺乏充裕的時間操練及周詳的支援補給計劃下,將影響參加者於原定活動當日的狀態和安全。

我們在研究後備方案時,首要考慮的是必須要在適合行山的季節內進行活動,而未來幾個月麥理浩徑只餘下1月29至31日,可供我們申請為三日兩夜的100公里活動之用,因此大會作出這個延期安排。

我們會繼續密切留意疫情發展及評估風險,有關1月活動之相應改動、捐款、隊伍名額等細節安排,將於9月中旬公布。

樂施毅行者向來秉承堅毅不屈、永不放棄的信念走到終點,緃使世事難料,計劃或許趕不上變化,我們去年堅守至活動前兩日最終卻要取消,今年全球又遇上前所未見的挑戰,抱歉再次未能與大家一同如期出發,但我們仍抱着堅毅的精神,希望您會與我們攜手一起「繼續.毅行」,在扶貧路上互相扶持。明年一月,山上見。

期待,感謝。

轉載 : 樂施會通訊

 

【Oxfam Trailwalker 2020 postponed to January 2021】

Sorry to have kept you waiting!

Following stringent assessments and after careful deliberation, we have decided to postpone Oxfam Trailwalker (OTW) 2020 from November this year to 29 to 31 January 2021 (Friday to Sunday).

We have started to prepare for OTW 2020 since the beginning of the year by applying for venues and permits, coming up with the theme and shooting the poster. We have also been working with experienced walkers, volunteers and representatives from various sponsoring and supporting organisations to visit the Start and Finish Points as well as the checkpoints to finalise the operational details. At the same time, we have also been devising a contingency plan and coming up with mitigation measures to ensure that the event can be held safely as scheduled.

However, our primary concern has always been the safety of our walkers, their supporters and our volunteers. With less than three months until November, and the uncertainties of COVID-19 and group gathering bans, we are concerned that walkers have not had sufficient time to train on the trail, which might affect their performance and safety. These uncertainties and restrictions have also affected our preparations.

After weighing various options and evaluating different factors, including the season, 29 to 31 January 2021 is the only time slot available for us to hold the 100 km event continuously for three days and two nights. As such, Oxfam has decided to postpone the event until then.

We will continue to closely monitor the latest COVID-19 developments and make regular assessments. Adjustments to OTW 2020 and other details such as teams’ sponsorship and team slots will be announced in mid-September.

The OTW is about working as a team and persevering in all circumstances to achieve a common goal. However, many things are beyond our control; so much so that we had to cancel the OTW just two days before the event date last year. This year, due to the challenges COVID-19 is posing, OTW 2020 cannot be held as scheduled in November. However, we will ‘Keep on Trailwalking’. We hope you will too and that we will see you all again on the trail in January next year.

Thank you very much again your unfailing support of the OTW, a great team event that helps alleviate poverty around the world! 🙏🏻🙏🏻