Entries open for THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 1-Day, 2-Day and 3-Day events!

Entries open for THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 1-Day, 2-Day and 3-Day events!

By Jacky McClean

“Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money”

Following the wake of a very exciting 3-Day Stage Race (that was hosted in March this year), the organisers of the iconic

THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN are excited to open entries (on Wednesday 04 May 2022) for four THIRSTI AFRICANX events: in 2022 the 2-Day XPLORE in Gauteng, the 1-Day XPERIENCE in the Western Cape and the 1-Day XPERIENCE in Gauteng; and in 2023 the iconic 3-Day STAGE RACE once again in the Western Cape.

“We’re excited to open entries for four iconic THIRSTI AFRICANX events,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN. “Not only can runners enter early, and adequately prepare for each event, but entrants also have enough time to find the perfect partner to team up with for the 3-Day STAGE RACE. The 1-Day and 2-Day races can also be used as the perfect ‘training runs’ for the 3-Day STAGE RACE.”


“The THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN series of events will treat entrants from across the country to a trail running experience like no other,” continues Meyer. “Irrespective of the event entered, trail runners can look forward to experiencing spectacular trails, amazing views, mouth-watering food and a relaxed atmosphere, not to mention the amazing AFRICANX Vibe. Whether a seasoned trail runner or newcomer to the sport, there is an event for you. Enter early and prepare to experience trail running at its best when you ‘Let Nature Give You A Run For Your Money’.”

“We love the association with health, fitness and nature,” says Michelle Lillico, THIRSTI Head of Marketing. “Each THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN event delivers an enjoyable and rewarding event atmosphere in the most scenic of settings. We can’t wait to be part of the action again and look forward to keeping runners hydrated with our natural spring water and ISOFIT+ Sport Drinks.”

For a sneak peek at what to expect from the THIRSTI AFRICANX series of eventswatch the following Teaser Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz1GVhQZ8ZA


Runners competing in the Thirsti AfricanX Trail Run Photo: Chris Hitchcock
THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 2-Day XPLOREDateSaturday 20 – Sunday 21 August 2022 
 VenueVan Gaalen Cheese Farm (Hartbeespoort, North-West Province)
 Format2-Day Stage Trail Run
 Distance 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
THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 1-Day XPERIENCEDate: Saturday 17 September 2022
 Venue: Paul Cluver Wine Estate (Grabouw)
 Format: 1 Day Trail Run
 Distance & Entry Fees: 6km / R100.00 12km / R350.00 24km / R600.00 42km / R950.00
 Entry FormatIndividual Entry
 Entries Close: Monday 12 September 2022
 Venue: Cradle Moon, Lakeside Game Lodge, Gauteng
 Format: 1 Day Trail Run
 Distance & Entry Fees: 6km / R100.00 12km / R350.00 24km / R600.00
 Entry FormatIndividual Entry
 Entries Close: Monday 03 October 2022
THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 3-Day STAGE RACEDate: Friday 17 – Sunday 19 March 2023
 VenueHouw Hoek Hotel (Western Cape)
 Format3-Day Stage Trail Run
 Distance: Stage 1: +- 24 km Stage 2: +- 32 km Stage 3: +- 18 km
 Entry FormatTeams of Two Runners (male / female / mixed)
 Entry Fees: OPTION 1: Standard / R3600.00 per runner OPTION 2: Standard plus dinner / R4200.00per runner OPTION 3: Standard plus dinner & tent / R4600.00 per runner
 Entries Close: Monday 06 March 2023

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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

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