WHEN residents of Evans Head decide to tackle worthy causes, they do it big.
The Oxfam Trailwalking team – Evans Head Strong – is no exception.
Made up of Ann and Craig Tosomeen, Sonya Price and Alison McGeary, the team is planning to walk 100km in 48 hours in June to raise money for the international development organisation.
The friends have been training with night walks on the beach and hill walks whenever they get the chance.
“We train every weekend and have been doing that for two months,” Ann said.
“We take turns in organising the walks.”
Sonya was “guilty” of arranging the walk around the Byron Bay headland the previous weekend.
“We did the circuit of 5km four times,” Ann laughed. “Now I can’t walk up the three steps in front of my house.”
Over the weekend of the walk the team will be continuing through the night, with small breaks between Mount Glorious to Mount Coot-tha in Brisbane.
“We get two places where we can meet up with our support teams and take naps,” Ann said.
Upcoming training weekends are open for people to come and join the team and do some of the walks with them.
“On Easter Monday we are doing an eight-hour walk on the actual trail if people want to join us,” Alison said.
For those who would like to join them closer to home, on Saturday, May 3, they will be taking off from The Gap Road, Woodburn, at 5pm to walk to Jerusalem Creek for dinner, then to Iluka for breakfast. For further details, email Alison McGeary on alison. firstname.lastname@example.org or to donate to the team visit trailwalker.oxfam. org.au/team/home/16975.