AfricanX Trailrun

 

 

 

 

 

The most punishingly picturesque mountain terrain of the Cape Winelands will host South Africa’s premium 3-day trail running event in its 10th year.

Challenging each runner to their core as the trails of variety will put teamwork and self-endurance to the test. Planning, strategy and digging deep are words our AfricanX Warriors strive on!

Nicknamed the “Beauty and a Beast” the AfricanX will be the ultimate journey of defiance complemented by the most mesmerising, untouched grandeur South Africa has to offer.

Not for the faint hearted, but for the brave…

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Born in 2009, the event has become an iconic and must-do for all trail runners. From a modest 120 teams in the inaugural event, the AfricanX has grown rapidly and today capped at 350 teams of two runners. After spending 9 fantastic years exploring the beauties and beasts of Kleinmond and the historic Houw Hoek Inn, runners will be taken on a completely new adventure for the 10th year celebration of this prestigious 3 day staged trail run. Join us in the Cape Winelands at our new race village, Boschendal, to celebrate the AfricanX, to celebrate personal achievements, to celebrate each other and to make new memories finding the 2018 beauties and beasts running the unspoilt new trails!

AFRICANX TRAILRUN – WATER WISE

Click on the below link for information on Boschendal and their water supply, which will be utilized at our race venue and on route;

Boschendal is fortunate to have sufficient water

In addition to the above the event will ensure the following;

  • All suppliers will sign a service agreement letter which stipulates that the water they utilize will not come from the City of  Cape Town’s water grid.
  • 20 portable toilets will be utilized at the event, our service provider will sign an agreement that all water used for the chemical base is grey water sourced from various treatment plants
  • Waterless hand sanitize will be made available through the race village
  • “Green” crockery and cutlery will be used in order to eliminate the washing thereof

EVENT FAST FACTS

 Date:  27-29 April 2018
 Venue:  Boschendal Wine Estate, Cape Winelands
 Start Times & Venues:  *Please note participants will be transported by bus to the various venues.
 Stage 1: 08h00  Start: MTO Offices Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Finish: MTO Offices Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

 Stage 2: 08h00  Start: Boschendal

Finish: Boschendal

 Stage 3: 08h00  Start: Boschendal

Finish: Boschendal

 Pre-Entries Open:   19 July 2017
 Pre-Entries Close:  17 April 2018

 

 

OFFICIAL AFRICANX BENEFICIARY

THE TIMOTHY JAMES HARLOW FOUNDATION

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“The Timothy James Harlow Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by the Harlow family to continue the selfless giving legacy of their beloved son Timothy who passed away on the 27th of April 2013.
The Timothy James Harlow Foundation strives to honour and to carry on Tim’s generous spirit of helping people in need and other worthy causes. In order to do this the trustees have established a framework comprising of three categories to guide them in choosing applicable candidates. This does not, however, limit the foundations reach nor confine it to a set of rules when it comes to deciding who needs assistance.

In the words of Tim’s father Gary Harlow, “Please support it and grow from it, as the act of giving, like loving, is one of life’s most beautiful and rewarding attributes”

For more information on the Foundation, please visit their facebook page, www.facebook.com/theTJHFoundation

AfricanX Trailrun presented by Asics Route Maps and Profiles 2018

Stage One – 2018

Start: Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Finish: Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Distance: 33km

Ascent: 1900m

Day 1 AX

Stage Two – 2018

Start: Boschendal Wine Estate

Finish: Boschendal Wine Estate

Distance: 35km

Ascent: 1500m

Day 2 AX

Stage Three – 2018

Start: Boschendal Wine Estate

Finish: Boschendal Wine Estate

Distance: 20km

Ascent: 650m

Day 3 AX

 

WATER POINT INFORMATION:

Stage 1, 33km, 1800m ascent, 4 water points.

Water Point 1 at 7km, Coke and Water.

Water Point 2 at 14.5km, Coke and Water.

Water Point 3 at 22km, Rehidrat Sport.

Water Point 4 at 29km, Coke and Water.

Stage 2, 35km, 1400m ascent, 4 water points.

Water Point 1 at 8km, Coke and Water.

Water Point 2 at 15km, Rehidrat Sport.

Water Point 3(Bartinney) at 21km, Coke and Water or Wine.

Water Point 4 at 27km, Coke and Water.

Stage 3, 21km, 800m ascent, 3 water points.

Water Point 1 at 7.2km, Coke and Water.

Water Point 2 at 12km, Rehidrat Sport.

Water Point 3 at 16km, Coke and Water.

 

To ensure that your safety is our utmost priority we will have the Wilderness Logistical Support Services assisting our route management and medical teams.

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CLICK HERE to open Google Maps – Boschendal Wine Estate

Directions
TO BOSCHENDAL FROM CAPE TOWN FROM THE N1

Take the N1 towards Paarl from Cape Town. Pass the R304 for Stellenbosch. Take the next exit, No. 47 for Stellenbosch, Wellington and Klapmuts. Turn right at the bottom of the slip road onto the R44 and pass under the N1. At the 4-way stop street, cross straight over and take the next left to Franschhoek/ Simondium. After 8,5 km, at the T-Junction, turn right for Franschhoek. After 3,6 km, turn right onto the R310 to Stellenbosch. Boschendal is 1,5 km further along
on the left hand side.

TO BOSCHENDAL FROM CAPE TOWN FROM THE N2 

Take the N2 towards Somerset West from Cape Town, then take the R310 – Baden Powell Drive turnoff and turn left at the top of the slip road. Travel towards Stellenbosch, past Spier and Van Rijn Brandy Cellar. At the T-Junction, turn right for Stellenbosch. Travel towards Stellenbosch past Gilbey’s, keeping to the left and filter left onto the R44. Travel through the bottom of Stellenbosch past Simonsberg Cheese Factory on the left. At the fourth robot, turn right onto the R310 to Franschhoek and follow this road for about 16 km. You will pass over the Helshoogte pass, through villages called Kylemore, Johannesdal and Pniel. Boschendal is on the right hand side, about 1 km after the Pniel Primary School.

TO BOSCHENDAL FROM MUIZENBERG ALONG THE COASTAL ROAD (R310)

Take the coastal road (R310) out of Muizenberg heading towards Stellenbosch. Follow this road, you will cross the N2, pass Spier on your right and the Van Rijn Brandy Cellar, also on the right. At the T-junction, turn right for Stellenbosch (you will be able to see Neethlingshof Estate to the left). Travel towards Stellenbosch past Gilbey’s keeping to the left and filter left onto the R44. Travel through the bottom of Stellenbosch past Simonsberg Cheese factory on the left. You will come to a robot with used car dealers on the left and right hand corners – cross straight over. At the next robot, turn right (still the R310) to Franschhoek and follow this road for +-16 km. You will pass over the Helshoogte pass, through villages called Kylemore, Johannesdal and Pniel. Boschendal is on the right hand side, about 1 km after the Pniel Primary School.

Latitude

-33.8814799

-33° 52′ 53.33”

Longitude

18.9673299999999

18° 58′ 2.39”

 

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