All roads lead to the AfricanX Trailrun for Comrades Marathon Champion, Charne Bosman

Comrades Marathon Champion (2016) Charne Bosman will step out of her comfort zone the weekend of 26 – 28 March 2021 when she takes on South Africa’s premier three-day stage trail run, the AfricanX Trailrun at the Houw Hoek Hotel (Bot River, Overberg Region / Western Cape).

Bosman’s 27-year career in running has seen her rake in an impressive list of achievements including:  SA Cross Country Champion (1999 – 2002), Two Oceans Half Marathon Champion (2001 – 2003), SA Marathon Champion (2008, 2011 and 2012) and Comrades Marathon Champion (2016) to mention just a few.

“I am not sure if any road races will take place in the next four months and I’ve always wanted to take part in the AfricanX Trailrun,” says Bosman.  “I did some trail running in December while on holiday in Jeffreys Bay and absolutely loved it.  I wanted to do it every day.  I love the toughness around it.  I don’t have a trail running background, but I have represented South Africa at six world cross country championships.  I actually started my running career as a cross country runner.”

“I am really looking forward to the AfricanX Trailrun,” continues Bosman.  “I’ll be teaming up with Karel Burger who’s no stranger to the sport.  We will be running for the Murray & Roberts Running Club.  Our team strength will definitely be our mental toughness and collective competition experience.  Our goal is to do well.  I am training on the trails every weekend.  I will do my homework to ensure that we do well.  I am really looking forward to this new experience.”           

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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