Entries Open for the 2022 THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE in NWP!

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money”


The 2022 adventure calendar has received a welcomed boost with the announcement that the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE will take place at Van Gaalen Cheese Farm (Hartbeespoort, North-West Province) on Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 August 2022.  Entries are open!

“We’re excited to open entries for the 2022 THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE in the North-West Province,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the event. “Synonymous with magnificent trails, spectacular views, mouth-watering food, a relaxed atmosphere and great vibe, the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN series of events will treat entrants from across the country to a trail running experience like no other. Whether a seasoned trail runner or newcomer to the sport, you are guaranteed to be left in awe of the sensational routes on offer.”

“Entries are already open for the flagship 3-Day Stage Race that will take place at the Houw Hoek Hotel (Western Cape) in March 2022,” continues Meyer. “Irrespective of the event and/or distance entered, the trail running community can look forward to experiencing trail running at its best. We are excited to be back on the trails in 2022 and can’t wait to welcome trail runners to the start line, ready to ‘Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money’.”

“We are thrilled to continue our sponsorship of the THIRSTI AFRICANX series of events in 2022,” says Michelle Lillico, Head of Marketing at THIRSTI. “We love everything that trail running stands for and will continue to quench the thirsts of those wanting to live their best lives in the great outdoors.”



1.       THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 3-Day Stage Race DateSaturday 19 – Monday 21 March 2022
  VenueHouw Hoek Hotel (Western Cape)
  Format3-Day Stage Trail Run

Stage 1: +- 24 km

Stage 2: +- 32 km

Stage 3: +- 18 km

  Entry FormatTeams of Two Runners (male / female / mixed)
  Entry Fees:

·         OPTION 1R3600 per runner

·         OPTION 2R4200 per runner

·         OPTION 3R4600 per runner

Entries Close: Friday 11 March 2022
2.       THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE DateSaturday 20 – Sunday 21 August 2022
  VenueVan Gaalen Cheese Farm (Hartbeespoort, North-West Province)
  Format2-Day Stage Trail Run

Stage 1 / +-20km

Stage 2 / +-16km

  Entry FormatIndividual Entry
  Entry Fees:

Option 1 / Standard Entry: R2300.00

Option 2 / Standard Entry plus dinner: R2650.00

Option 3 / Standard Entry plus dinner and tent: R2950.00

  Entries Close: Monday 15 August 2022


Entry Fee Includes:

  • First Ascent AFRICANX Garment
  • Finisher Tshirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • THIRSTI Refreshment Zone
  • Well stocked water points and spectacular route Experiences
  • Evening Prize Giving and Entertainment


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For additional information on the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 3-Day, 2-Day and/or 1-Day events please visit www.stillwatersports.com, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com.


More about THIRSTI:

THIRSTI is a uniquely sourced natural spring water that is rich in minerals and sourced from two extraordinary locations. Its primary bottling plant was founded in 2015 at a Normandien farm in the foothills of the Klein Drakensberg mountains. In 2021, THIRSTI expanded operations into the mountain basin of Tulbagh, surrounded by exquisite mountains and drained by the Klein Berg River and its tributaries. Each source has its own state-of-the-art bottling plant where the water is filtered, tested and bottled, ready to be enjoyed by consumers. The THIRSTI product range includes Natural Spring Water, Sparkling Water, Sparkling Flavoured Water and an iconic sports drink, THIRSTI ISOFIT+. The South African brand proudly partners with the Springboks, Absa Cape Epic, Comrades Marathon, Blue Bulls Company, Sharks Rugby, THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN series of events and the Nedbank Running Club.


For more information about THIRSTI, please visit www.thirsti.co.za

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