Last chance for Cell C AfricanX Trailrun pre-race tips

The third and final Cell C AfricanX Training Run will start at 07:00 at Pipe Track (Cape Town) this coming Saturday, 21 January 2017.

According to Dawid Visser, ASICS FrontRunner, Pipe Track will expose runners to more technical terrain.  “Pipe Track and the contour on the front face of the mountain are a bit more rocky and uneven.  This will give runners a true reflection of what to expect from parts of the AfricanX route.  This training run route will include flowing, rocky trails with spectacular scenery of Cape Town and Camps Bay.  At our previous training run we were asked questions pertaining to nutrition, training focusses and gear.  These topics can be discussed with any of our ASICS FrontRunners on Saturday.”

“Remember to bring water and/or a hydration drink, food (gels/bars) and sunscreen,” continues Visser.  “This is the ideal time to test your gear for race day.  Load your hydration pack and test any and all new gear.”

Training Run Information:

The AfricanX Training Run is free of charge and open to all trail runners that are able to run at least 15km on the road.  This will make the training run more enjoyable. 

Date: Venue: Distance: Start Time:
Saturday, 21 January 2017 Pipe Track (Cape Town) – meet in the first parking area on the left as you turn into Tafelberg Road off of Kloofnek Road +-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:   Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS

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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