THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN Training Run #3 set to amaze trail runners in Gauteng!

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money”


The organisers of the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 3-Day Stage Race that will take place in the Western Cape in March 2022 are inviting all Gauteng based trail runners to be part of the action by signing up for the fun-filled THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN Training Run #3 that will take place at Prime View in Midrand on Saturday, 12 February.

Launched in 2009, the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 3-Day Stage Race is synonymous with magnificent trails, spectacular views, mouth-watering food, a relaxed atmosphere, great vibe and most importantly, teamwork!

“We are excited to give Gauteng based trail runners the opportunity to experience the action of the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN. “The THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN Training Run #3 will see trail runners enjoying the outdoors in Central Gauteng. The route will consist of a nice mixture of single and jeep track. The trails are well-marked and in a trail park, making them very safe.”

“The training run is free of charge and open to all sporting enthusiasts that would like to get to know more about the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN,” continues Meyer. “AFRICANX ambassadors, Nonhlakanipho Tau, Franza Landman and Nico Sterk will also join in on the fun on Saturday. These ambassadors are always keen to share their experience with event newcomers so be sure to ask them a lot of questions. We look forward to welcoming trail runners to the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN Training Run #3 on Saturday ready to ‘Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money’.”



Date: Saturday 12 February 2022
Time: Arrive at 06:45, start running at 07:00
Venue: Prime View – Corner of Old Olifantsfontein (R101) and Olifantsfontein Road

(R562), Olifantsfontein (Midrand)

Distance: +-11.3km with the option to do a double loop
Entry Fee: FREE OF CHARGE to all eager trail runners
What to bring with to the run: Any equipment that runners will take with them on a training run of this distance i.e. trail shoes, cap, hydration pack with nutrition and hydration for at least 3 hours, medic kit etc.
What runners can look forward to receiving: THIRSTI water and/or THIRSTI ISOFIT+ and a complimentary coffee
Sign up via the following link:



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. 

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