AfricanX preparations continue with a contingency plan in place!

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money” 

Event organisers, Stillwater Sports have confirmed that planning for the 11th annual AfricanX Trailrun, that is scheduled to take place at the Houw Hoek Hotel (Bot River, Overberg Region / Western Cape) on the weekend of 26 – 28 March 2021, is still underway with a contingency plan in place in the event of Level 3 Restrictions not being eased before then.

“The trail running community has welcomed the return of the AfricanX Trailrun in 2021,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “We are waiting for the next State of the Nation AddressCurrently events are not permitted to take place under the Adjusted Level 3 Regulations.  With the AfricanX scheduled to take place at the end of March, we remain optimistic that restrictions will be eased and/or lifted.  For this reason, we are waiting to receive clarification on the new regulations before making a final call on whether the event can take place or not.  We will make the announcement no later than Monday 15 March 2021.”

“We realise that taking part in a three-day stage race requires a lot of planning from the entrant’s side,” continues Meyer.  “We are therefore sharing our contingency plan with runners.  In the event of postponement, the new date will be Friday 04 June 2021 – Sunday 06 June 2021 and existing entrants will have three options to choose from:  1. take part in the event in June, 2. rollover their entry to the 2022 event or 3. request a refund.  We are in constant communication with the local municipality and Disaster Management Officials not only to ensure the safety of runners and staff but also to keep up to date with adjusted requirements that will need to be met in order for an event to be allowed to take place.  We promise to keep all entrants updated on the latest developments.”

In light of the AfricanX being moved to the weekend of 04 – 06 June 2021, existing entrants will have three options to choose from:

  1. Attend the event in June (04 – 06 June 2021).
  2. Rollover your entry to the 2022 event.
  3. Request a refund in line with the AfricanX’s refund policy and still receive your event garment. To view the refund policy visit

Event organisers will make a final announcement no later than Monday 15 March 2021!

2021 Event Information:  AfricanX Trailrun 

Teams of two trail running enthusiasts (male/female/mixed) will be seen battling it out on a route varying in distances each day.  Each stage will feature a different route that is guaranteed to keep things exciting while leaving runners in awe.

Date: Friday 26 March 2021 – Sunday 28 March 2021
Format: Three-day stage race / teams of two (male/female/mixed)
Festival Village:  On the grounds of the Houw Hoek Hotel (Bot River, Overberg Region / Western Cape)
Distance: Day 1:  +- 24km
  Day 2:  +- 32km
  Day 3:  +- 18km

There are three entry options:

  1. R3400 per person – this includes breakfast and lunch, but excludes dinner and accommodation.
  2. R3900 per person – this includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, but excludes accommodation.
  3. R4400 per person – this includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented accommodation at Houw Hoek Hotel.

Iconic to the AfricanX Trailrun, ALL entrants will receive a sought after AfricanX hoodie and an exclusive finisher’s t-shirt, amongst other exciting sponsor gifts!

CHARITY SUPPORTThe AfricanX Trailrun proudly supports The Timothy James Harlow Foundation (TJHF), a non-profit organisation that searches for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities.  Runners can support the TJHF by making a donation when entering the AfricanX Trailrun online.  This year AfricanX entrants have the opportunity to get more involved by suggesting a candidate and/or cause that they’d like the TJHF to support.  Suggestions can be sent to

PLEASE NOTE:  The event organisers will at all times adhere to Government Regulations regarding COVID-19.

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