Last chance to join a THIRSTI AFRICANX Training Run before event day!

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money”


Trail runners are invited to join the THIRSTI AFRICANX Training Run #4 at Paul Cluver Wines, Grabouw (Western Cape) this coming Saturday 05 March 2022.

“This coming weekend’s THIRSTI AFRICANX Training Run #4 will be the final training run before the 2022 THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN Three-Day Stage Race gets underway,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the event. “By now entrants should be able to run between 18 – 32km, so the Training Run #4 route will be longer than that of the last three training runs. Trail runners can look forward to experiencing a 22-25km route that will start at the picturesque Paul Cluver Wines in Grabouw. The route will feature a good mix of smooth single track, more technical terrain, vineyard roads and jeep tracks with some nice climbs added in for good measure. Usually closed to the general public, Paul Cluver is a trail runner’s dream venue. Runners will get a really good taste of what to expect from the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN Three-Day Stage Race routes.”

“The Training Run gives trail runners the perfect opportunity to test teamwork and race nutrition, while getting a better understanding of what to expect from the upcoming event’s routes,” confirms Meyer. “Runners will also get to meet trail runners that will be lining up with them on the start line at the Three-Day Stage Race. This is the last chance to take on the Training Run alongside event ambassadors. Seasoned THIRSTI AFRICANX trail runners, the ambassadors are always eager to offer advice and guidance. We can’t wait to treat runners to a true THIRSTI AFRICANX experience on Saturday. Get ready to ‘Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money’.”

A uniquely sourced natural spring water that is rich in minerals, THIRSTI, a proudly South African brand, became the proud Title Sponsor of the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN in 2021.



Date: Saturday 05 March 2022
Time: 07:30
Venue: Paul Cluver Wines, Grabouw (Western Cape)
Distance: 22-25km
Entry Fee: FREE OF CHARGE to all 2022 entrants as well as runners that are still interested         in entering this year’s event.
What to bring with to the run: All the necessary and compulsory equipment (trail shoes, cap, sun block, a hydration pack with nutrition and hydration for at least 3 hours, medic kit etc)

required on race weekend, as well as snacks and water. There won’t be any waterpoints on the training run.

What runners can look forward to receiving: THIRSTI water and/or THIRSTI ISOFIT+ and a complimentary coffee voucher to redeem at the Paul Cluver Restaurant.
Sign up via the following link:



Launched in 2009, the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN is synonymous with magnificent trails, spectacular views, mouth-watering food, a relaxed atmosphere, great vibe and most importantly, teamwork! 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 challenging, yet exciting while leaving runners in awe.

Date Saturday 19 – Monday 21 March 2022
Venue Houw Hoek Hotel (Western Cape)
Event Format 3-Day Stage Trail Run
Entry Format Teams of Two Runners (male / female / mixed)
Stage Distance:


Stage 1: +- 24 km

Stage 2: +- 32 km

Stage 3: +- 18 km

Entry Fees:


OPTION 1R3600 per runner

OPTION 2R4200 per runner

OPTION 3R4600 per runner

Entries Close: Friday 11 March 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


DRESS UP DAY: One of the many highlights of the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 3-Day Stage Race is “Dress Up Day” which will be celebrated on the third and final stage, on Monday 21 March. The rule is very simple, both runners need to wear their outfits for the duration of the stage, from start to finish. There are awesome sponsor prizes up for grabs as well as bragging rights for a year.


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


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

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