Support Crew are the unsung heroes of Oxfam Trailwalker. Without their constant support and endless motivation, many teams have found it difficult to finish their journeys.
Find your Support Crew: An ideal support team should consist of two to three members who can work in shifts and rest as well. Choose a support team who understands the nature and scale of the event and will be able to provide you with the right support at the right time whether it's food at the checkpoints or walking with you when you are down. In an event with such huge logistical demands, a good support crew can also help the event crew tide over immediate requirements.
Prepare your crew members: The support crew will be working just as hard as you would on the trail with as little sleep. So help them help you! Involve them while you are training. Plan together and prepare them in advance. Make a list of all the things that need to be carried including food and clothes not only for you but for them as well. Have a plan for the two days of the event.
Involve and acknowledge your crew: Oxfam Trailwalker is a huge team effort. Get to know each other better by involving your support team while training, for your fundraising efforts and during team meetings as well. While on the trail, whenever possible, keep updating your support crew on your progress. That way, they will know exactly when to be ready for you at the checkpoints, according to your requirements.
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