AFRICANX Trailrun welcomes THIRSTI as Title Sponsor

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money” 

Stillwater Sports is proud to announce THIRSTI as the Title Sponsor of South Africa’s premier three-day stage trail run, the THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun.

Taking place at the Houw Hoek Hotel, in the Western Cape, over the weekend of 26 – 28 March 2021, trail runners can look forward to a fresh new look and an extraordinary experience.

“We are extremely proud to welcome THIRSTI as the Title Sponsor of the AFRICANX Trailrun,” says Michael Meyer, founder of the event and Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Proudly South African, THIRSTI water is inspired by people who follow their passion and live life to the fullest.  The AFRICANX runner has no shortage of passion or drive, making this the perfect partnership.  With THIRSTI in our corner, we will soon be announcing a number of exciting enhancements to the AFRICANX experience.  The THIRSTI product range is phenomenal, and we are now able to offer these products to discerning trail runners of one of South Africa’s most iconic events. The Stillwater Sports team can’t wait to welcome trail runners to the start line of the 2021 THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun.”

Having already partnered with the likes of The Sharks, Comrades Marathon as well as the ABSA Cape Epic, Rob Hoatson, Managing Director of THIRSTI Water is delighted to add another powerhouse partnership to the THIRSTI stable;

“AFRICANX is a fantastic challenge!  Running in excess of 70km over three days will require plenty of hydration and rehydration for these extreme individuals. We’ll keep the athlete’s well fuelled with the best water that nature has to offer – sourced deep from within the Klein Drakensberg mountains, with a unique taste, ultimate hydration and pH of 8.”

2021 Event Information:  THIRSTI 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 two entry options available:

  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.

Iconic to the THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun, ALL entrants will receive an event hoodie and an exclusive finisher’s t-shirt, amongst other exciting sponsor gifts!

CHARITY SUPPORTThe THIRSTI 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 event online.  This year 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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For additional information on the THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun please visit, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email


Who is THIRSTI? 

THIRSTI is more than just Natural Spring Water; THIRSTI is a way of life. THIRSTI attracts a young, vibrant market with a thirst for life and authentic experiences. 

THIRSTI started production at the end of 2015 with their iconic Still and Sparkling ranges. 2019 saw the release of the ultimate sports drink, ISOFIT+, and a bold THIRSTI Flavours range was added in 2020. 

With its unique taste, attractive design, and a pH level of 8, THIRSTI has made massive strides in its relatively short time in the market with listings in all major retailers throughout South Africa. 

THIRSTI has a strong focus on event sponsorships across multiple sporting codes and, in 2019, they became the hydration partner to both the Comrades Marathon as well as The Sharks rugby team. Adding to this, was the 2021 announcement of the ASBA Cape Epic official water partnership. 

For more information about THIRSTI, please visit

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