THIRSTI AFRICANX XPLORE

THIRSTI AFRICANX XPLORE – Normandien

THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE / Normandien Farms (KwaZulu-Natal)

The perfect home away from home, Normandien Farms near Newcastle in northern KZN, will be the proud host venue of the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE!

This THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN event is extra special because trail runners will be treated to a 2-Day exploration of Normandien, the home of THIRSTI. Nestled at the foot of the Northern Drakensberg mountains, runners will experience very unique, never before seen trails that will offer spectacular views and varied terrain through grasslands, indigenous forest and pine forest!

Each stage will feature a different route that is guaranteed to keep things exciting while leaving runners in awe & will take the format of an “individual entry” (not teams of two).

EVENT FAST FACTS

 Date: 9 – 10 April 2022
Venue: Normandien Farms, KZN
Event Format: Individual Stage Trail Run
Start Times & Venues: To be announced soon!
Entries Open: 01 July 2021
 Entries Close: 31 March 2022
 Entry Includes:
  • 6 Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • First Ascent event garment
  • Finisher tee
  • Finisher medal
  • Race village
  • Chill area: gin bar 
  • ‘Pecan Party’ on Saturday Evening
  • Evening bonfires
  • THIRSTI refreshment zone
  • Fully stocked waterpoints
  • Awesome goody bag
  • Exclusive access to Normandien farm & trails
  • Full medical support
  • Well marked trails 
  • Hot showers & toilets
  • Experience the source of THIRSTI water
  • True AFRICANX experience
  • Timing

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY

Should the 2022THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE taking place from the 9th to the 1oth of April be cancelled or postponed as a result of any events beyond the event organizer’s control (i.e. due to force majeure, COVID-19 restrictions, or legislation introduced by the South African government, etc.), then the following refund policy will apply to entrants:

  • Runners will be refunded 80% of their paid for entry, should the event be cancelled or postponed by Sunday, 6 March 2022. Alternatively, runners will be able to roll their event entry to the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE in 2023.
  • Runners will be refunded 70% of their paid for entry, should the event be cancelled or postponed between Monday, 7 March 2022 and Monday, 4 April 2022 . Alternatively, runners will be able to roll their event entry to the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE taking place in 2023.
  • Should the event be cancelled within four (4) days of the event (i.e. from Tuesday, 5 April to Friday, 8 April 2022), or on any day of the three-day event, runners will not be refunded any of their paid entry fees (0%).

It must also be noted that runners who pay and enter automatically qualify for their First Ascent Event Garment, and will receive their garment should any of the above scenarios apply.

WITHDRAWALS, SUBSTITUTIONS AND ROLL-OVERS

Refunds are permissible, based on medical grounds only, until 28 February 2022. An administration fee of 10% will be applicable.

Roll-Overs are permissible, based on medical grounds only, up to 1 month prior to the event (9 March 2022). An administration fee of R250 per person is applicable. Please note the following conditions regarding Roll-Overs apply:

Participants will be liable for any change in entry fee from one year to the next
Roll-Overs are valid for ONE year only. If the participant does not, for any reason, participate in the event in the year they have entered for or the year there after their entry fee will NOT be refunded
The event organisers are entitled to make venue and/or date changes and will not be held liable for roll-over entries that cannot be used as a result.

Substitutions are permissible however, an administration fee of R250 per person. Substitutions are only available online, please use your ID number and login to complete the process.

2022 Route Information Coming Soon!

Normandien Farms,

Road P39,

Normandien,

2940