With entries filling up fast for SA’s premier three-day stage trail run, the AfricanX Trailrun (scheduled to take place on the weekend of 26 – 28 March 2021), organisers are continuously adapting the event plan to ensure that Government Regulations pertaining to COVID-19 are met.


“The current Level 3 Regulations prohibit events from taking place, but we remain quietly optimistic that restrictions will be eased and/or lifted when our President next addresses the Nation in February,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Taking the updated regulations into consideration, we will have clarity on how to proceed.  First prize will be to host the AfricanX in March as planned.  Our team has spent a lot of time preparing for the return of the event, and we know that runners are just as eager as we are to see it happen and hit the trails.”


“It is however important to note that we will adhere to Government Regulations with regard to the hosting of events during this period,” continues Meyer.  “We have, as a backup, identified an alternative event date which will be shared with runners should the need arise.  We hope that this won’t be necessary and that we will be able to proceed as planned.  For now we will continue with our preparations to host the AfricanX Trailrun at the end of March.  We are in constant communication with the local municipality and Disaster Management Officials to ensure the safety of runners and staff.  We promise to inform runners as soon as possible on all decisions.”


2021 Event Information:  AfricanX Trailrun


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 exciting while leaving runners in awe.


Date: Friday 26 March 2021 – Sunday 28 March 2021
Format: Three-day stage race / teams of two (male/female/mixed)
Festival Village:  On the grounds of the Houw Hoek Hotel (Bot River, Overberg Region / Western Cape)
Distance: Day 1:  +- 24km
  Day 2:  +- 32km
  Day 3:  +- 18km


There are three entry options:

  1. R3400 per person – this includes breakfast and lunch, but excludes dinner and accommodation
  2. R3900 per person – this includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, but excludes accommodation.
  3. R4400 per person – this includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented accommodation at Houw Hoek Hotel.


Iconic to the AfricanX Trailrun, ALL entrants will receive a sought after AfricanX hoodie and an exclusive finisher’s t-shirt, amongst other exciting sponsor gifts!


CHARITY SUPPORTThe AfricanX Trailrun proudly supports The Timothy James Harlow Foundation (TJHF), a non-profit organisation that searches for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities.  Runners can support the TJHF by making a donation when entering the AfricanX Trailrun online.  This year AfricanX entrants have the opportunity to get more involved by suggesting a candidate and/or cause that they’d like the TJHF to support.  Suggestions can be sent to entries@stillwatersports.com


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For additional information on the AfricanX Trailrun please visit www.stillwatersports.com, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com.