AfricanX Training Run heads to Stellenbosch

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money”

Trail runners preparing for the 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS can get a taste of what to expect from the event by attending the AfricanX training run in Stellenbosch on Friday, 16 December 2016.

According to Dawid Visser, ASICS FrontRunner, the Stellenbosch trails offer different variances in terrain.  “Runners will get a good idea of what to expect at the AfricanX.  The route will be mostly jeep and single track.  The weather is sure to be warm, while the trails will be dusty.  It’ll be the perfect opportunity to start testing their hydration packs and nutrition.  After our fist training run we realised that most runners are concerned about coping for three days over a moderate to hard trail.  The key is specific training and getting the nutrition right. This can be discussed with any of our ASICS FrontRunners at the training run which is free of charge and ideal for trail runners of all fitness levels.”

“Runners must, however, be able to run at least 15km on the road,” continues Visser.  “This will just make the training runs more enjoyable.  The Training Run will give runners a good idea of how to prepare over the festive season, training and how to try out their gear and nutrition for race day.”

Other ASICS FrontRunners joining in on the fun will include:  Nicholas Rupanga, Brendan Lombard and Wietse van der Westhuizen.

Training Run Dates:

Date: Venue: Distance: Start Time:
Friday, 16 December 2016 Rozendal Road (Stellenbosch), look

for the ASICS flags

+-15-17km 07:00
Saturday, 21 January 2017 Pipe Track (Cape Town) +-10-15km 07:00

Win with ASICS and AfricanX:  All Training Run participants will stand a chance to win an ASICS voucher (for trail running product) to the retail value of R5000.  To qualify for the lucky draw, participants will need to confirm their Training Run attendance via email  The winner will be announced after the third Training Run.

2017 Event Information

Taking place the weekend of 17 – 19 March 2017, teams of two trail running enthusiasts (male/female/mixed) will be seen battling it out on a route varying in distance between 22km – 34km each day.  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: Friday, 17 March 2017 – Sunday, 19 March 2017
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 LIMITED to 350 teams.

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For additional information or to enter the Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email


Issued by:                        NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                  STILLWATER SPORTS

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