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“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money”

Calling all trail running enthusiasts!  Entries have opened for the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS, South Africa’s premier three day stage trail run that will take place in the Western Cape the weekend of 11 – 13 March 2016.

“The food and the AfricanX vibe are really great, but the people make it,” says top South African trail runner, AJ Calitz.  “Last year I really enjoyed staying in the tents and meeting so many like-minded trail runners.  That is what it’s all about.  Giving the Suunto watch to Bernie during prize giving is one of the highlights of my life so far – the look on his face was priceless.”

“I love the AfricanX team aspect,” continues Calitz.  “Running with Bernie is awesome.  We are so different, but run really well together.  The entire weekend is epic.  You basically eat, sleep and run.  If athletes want to know what trail running is all about, I recommend that they try AfricanX.  You will hurt, but you will have the best time of your life doing it.  The diversity of the route and amazing camaraderie makes this event truly special.”


Teams of two (male/female/mixed) will be seen battling it out on a route varying in distance between 22 – 34km each day.  The three routes have been planned in such a way that the participants will have the opportunity to tackle a different breath-taking scenic route each day, allowing them to enjoy the full beauty of the Overberg.

DATE:                                             11 – 13 March 2016

FORMAT:                                     Three-day stage race / teams of two (male/female/mixed)

VENUE:                                         Festival Village on the grounds of the Houw Hoek Inn

DISTANCE:                                   Between 22km – 34km each day

Entries are open, but are LIMITED to 300 teams.  Enter now to secure your spot on the start line.

There are three entry options:

  1. R3050  per person – this includes breakfast and lunch, but excludes dinner and accommodation
  2. R3550 per person – this includes breakfast lunch and dinner, but excludes accommodation.
  3. R4100 per person – this includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented accommodation at Houw Hoek.

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For additional information on the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS contact Stillwater Sports on 086 138 3591 or email


Issued by:                        NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                  STILLWATER SPORTS


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