THIRSTI AFRICANX XPLORE

THIRSTI AFRICANX XPLORE – Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij

AS A RESULT OF THE THIRD WAVE AND THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE/ Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij, Hartbeespoort (North West Province)

Situated at the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains in a small community called Skeerpoort near the Hartbeespoort Dam, the Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij will host the Race Village of the exciting THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE

Living up to the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN reputation, the 2-Day XPLORE is the perfect prelude to what to expect from the flagship 3-Day event, boasting magnificent trails, spectacular views, mouth-watering food, a relaxed atmosphere and a great vibe.

Taking the format of an “individual entry” event (not teams of two), runners can look forward to exploring the most spectacular terrain that the North West Province has to offer.

Each stage will feature a different route that is guaranteed to keep things exciting while leaving runners in awe.

EVENT FAST FACTS

 Date: 21 – 22 August 2021
Venue: Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij, Portion 260, Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort
Start Times & Venues: To be announced soon!
Entries Open: 01 June 2021
 Entries Close: 13 August 2021
 Entry Includes:
  • 4 Meals (breakfast & lunch)
  • First Ascent event garment
  • Finisher tee
  • Finisher medal
  • Race village
  • Chill area: gin bar next to the river
  • Evening bonfires & entertainment
  • THIRSTI refreshment zone
  • Fully stocked waterpoints
  • Awesome goody bag
  • Exclusive access to trails
  • Trail fees
  • Full medical support
  • Well marked trails 
  • Hot showers & toilets
  • True AFRICANX experience
  • Timing 

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY

Should the 2021 THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE taking place from the 21st to the 22nd of August 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, 25 July 2021. Alternatively, runners will be able to roll their event entry to the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE.
  • Runners will be refunded 70% of their paid for entry, should the event be cancelled or postponed between Monday, 26 July 2021 and Monday, 16 August 2021. Alternatively, runners will be able to roll their event entry to the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE taking place in 2022.
  • Should the event be cancelled within four (4) days of the event (i.e. from Tuesday, 17 August 2021 to Friday, 20 August 2021), 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 21 July 2021. 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 (21 July 2021). 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.

2021 Route Information Coming Soon!

Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij
Portion 260, Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort, 0232