Goldman Sachs Participates in Oxfam India Trailwalker
Goldman Sachs participated in the annual 100-kilometer Oxfam India Trailwalker from January 25 to 27, 2013 around Bangalore.
Participants in the trailwalker, a significant physical and mental endurance challenge, raised funds in support of Oxfam’s bid to end poverty.
Goldman Sachs’ 39 teams of four that registered for the 48-hour race completed a trail crossing several hills and through villages. The firm’s Office of Global Security team finished first out of 164 teams in the challenge, completing the required distance in just 13 hours, 21 minutes and 30 seconds. Several Goldman Sachs participants even travelled from Mumbai to Bangalore to support their colleagues in the challenge.
The Oxfam Trailwalker, which started as a training exercise for the Gurkha Regiment in Hong Kong in 1981, has since become a global fundraising initiative for marginalized communities around the world. According to Oxfam, Goldman Sachs participants’ contributions will enable Oxfam India to protect individuals’ rights to education, healthcare, food, and a life free of violence.