Support Crews are the unsung heroes of all Trailwalkers. Without their constant support and endless motivation, many teams have found it difficult to finish the journey.
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 hot food at the Check Points 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 . Along the duration of the event, it is important to insure that the support crew members are well rested and that they have adequate time to sleep ,especially for those driving a vehicle along the trail.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.
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 fund raising efforts and during team meetings as well. While on the trail, whenever possible due to phone network connection, keep updating your support crew on your progress. That way, they will know exactly when to be ready for you and with all the things that you will require at a Check Point.
Once the support crew has reached the start point, there are four maps that you would need to make use of:
1. From Start Point To CP1 - CP2 - CP3. click here..
2. From CP3 - CP4 - CP5 - CP6 click here..
3. From CP6 To CP7 - CP8 click here..
4. From CP8 To CP9 - Finish Point click here..
Download Support Crew Handbook for everything the crew needs to know.