with Stillwater Sports
for AfricanX trail run
Boasting a route that takes runners on a journey through the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Stillwater Sports’ AfricanX trail run can be considered one of South Africa’s most beautiful outdoor experiences.
The three-day stage race winds through many scenic areas including the Kogelberg and Hottentots Holland Nature Reserves and this year a team from CapeNature will continue the tradition of dressing up and participating in the event.
A team from CapeNature first participated in the AfricanX in 2012 and two years later completed stage two of the event dressed up as endangered animal species. Last year the team dressed up as the Cape mountain zebra (above), Barrydale redfin and the Swanepoel’s opal butterfly to raise awareness for these endangered species. 2016 will be no different, so look out for CapeNature’s Wildlife Warriors on each day of the race.
The AfricanX was born in 2009 and has become a must-do event for trail enthusiasts. From a modest 120 teams in the inaugural event, the AfricanX Trailrun has grown rapidly and is now capped at 400 teams. Now based at the historic Houw Hoek Inn after four years in Kleinmond, the AfricanX Trailrun takes runners on a challenging three-day adventure through some of the most immaculate terrain in the country. The team format adds to the experience, with runners having to carefully approach each day with a sound strategy.
Teams of two (male/female/mixed) battle it out on a route varying in distances between 22 to 36km each day. The three routes are planned in such a way that the participants have the opportunity to tackle a different breath-taking scenic route each day, allowing them to enjoy the full beauty of the Overberg.
- Dates: 11 – 13 March 2016
- Format: Three-day stage race featuring teams of two (male/female/mixed)
- Venue: Festival Village on the grounds of the Houw Hoek Inn
- Distance: Between 22km to 36km each day