Experience trail running at its best at the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 1-Day XPERIENCE!

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money”


Set to take Paul Cluver Wines (Grabouw, Western Cape) by storm on Saturday 18 September 2021, the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 1-Day XPERIENCE will treat trail runners to a sensational route experience like no other!

“The THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN is synonymous with magnificent trails, spectacular views, mouth-watering food, a relaxed atmosphere and great vibe,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the event.  “Whether a seasoned trail runner or newcomer to the sport, you are guaranteed to be left in awe of the sensational routes on offer at the AFRICANX TRAILRUN 1-Day XPERIENCE.  The 41km event will boast a total climb of 1160m and will feature Paul Cluver’s most iconic trails including trails that are usually closed to the public.  Look forward to experiencing a good mix of fast, open trails, smooth single track and of course more technical terrain.  Based on the variety of terrain combined with the views, climbs and descents, this route could be considered trail running heaven and is aimed at the experienced runner that is looking for a challenge!”

“The 24km event will boast a total climb of 750m and will feature a good mix of open, fast trails, smooth single track and some technical terrain,” continues Meyer.  “This route offers the perfect balance between exciting trails and beautiful views.  Runners taking on this route should have a good level of fitness.  Some technical skills and experience are required.  If you are fit and looking for a good challenge, but also want to enjoy the ‘on and off’ route experience, this event is for you.  The 12km event on the other hand will include a total climb of 380m and is ideal for all trail runners who are looking to push themselves beyond 10km or road runners who are looking for a challenge on the trails.  This route will also be a great introduction to what the Paul Cluver Trails have to offer.  Expect a good mix of farm roads that go past orchards and vineyards, and fun single track.  Although a reasonable level of fitness is required, advanced technical skills are not a necessity.  Finally, the 6km event is the perfect family event that is suited to young and old.  It’s ideal for newcomers to the sport that would like to experience the AFRICANX vibe!”

In closing, Meyer adds: “Irrespective of the event that they’ve signed up for, we’d like to encourage runners to enjoy every minute of the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 1-Day XPERIENCE.  We are excited to be back on the trails and can’t wait to welcome you to the start line at the magnificent Paul Cluver Wines ready to experience trail running at its best.”       

Top runners to look out for at the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 1-Day XPERIENCE will include:  AJ Calitz and Vicky van der Merwe as well as Nedbank Running Club members Anél Terblanche, Raydon Balie, Chrizell Roberts, Eric Ngubane, Juan Van Deventer and Collin Kanyimo to mention just a few.



1.       THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 1-Day XPERIENCE DateSaturday 18 September 2021
  VenuePaul Cluver Wines, Grabouw (Western Cape)
  Format1-Day Trail Run
  Entry Format:  Individual Entry
  Entry Fees

·         OPTION 16km / R100

·         OPTION 212km / R350

·         OPTION 324km / R600

·         OPTION 442km / R950

2.       THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 3-Day Stage Race DateSaturday 19 – Monday 21 March 2022
  VenueHouw Hoek Hotel (Western Cape)
  Format3-Day Stage Trail Run
  Entry FormatTeams of Two Runners (male / female / mixed)
  Entry Fees:

·         OPTION 1R3600 per runner

·         OPTION 2R4200 per runner

·         OPTION 3R4600 per runner

3.       THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLORE DateSaturday 09 – Sunday 10 April 2022
  VenueNormandien Farms (Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal)
  Format2-Day Stage Trail Run
  Entry FormatIndividual Entry
  Entry Fees:  R2950 per runner


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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.


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 www.thirsti.co.za

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