New Zealand's largest team endurance event, Oxfam Trailwalker, is set to welcome a record-breaking number of teams to Taranaki on March 21-22 next year.
Registrations for the event have surpassed the last record, set in 2013.
Across the nation participants have rallied their friends and whānau to take part in this ultimate challenge. Teams of four tackle either 100km in 36 hours or 50km in 18 hours to raise vital funds for Oxfam's work fighting injustice and poverty.
More than 310 teams of four have stepped up to the challenge. Oxfam Trailwalker is a kiwi classic that explores New Zealand's finest regions and frequently attracts everyone from trail-walking novices to pro-athletes seeking an opportunity to experience an exclusive trail and a personal challenge they can feel proud of.
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It's hoped the event will be a superb showcase for this beautiful corner of Aotearoa hit, as many other regions have been, by the global pandemic.
Oxfam's events manager Lizzie Quill says the charity is prepared to welcome an influx of teams to the first event held in Taranaki.
"We are tremendously excited to reach this milestone, and look forward to putting on a thrilling and safe event for all involved. It's great to see that so many people have clearly connected with Oxfam Trailwalker as a way to beat the lockdown lethargy and get out and explore New Zealand.
"Not only are you challenging yourself by doing so, you will be supporting local communities through visiting a gorgeous part of our country as well as making a genuine difference to people around the world with every step."
Registrations are still open but because of the high interest so far, limited spots are available. Register at www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz.