AfricanX training incorporates XTERRA Trail Run

Trail Runners in action at the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Trail Runners in action at the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

Taking place at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 24 February 2018, the much anticipated XTERRA Trail Run will double up as the AfricanX Trailrun’s 4th Training Run.


The AfricanX Training Runs are hosted under the guidance of former AfricanX winners Dawid Visser and Rohan Kennedy. The goal is to prepare runners for the 10th annual AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS that will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (Stellenbosch/Franschhoek) in April 2018.


“The XTERRA Trail Run is perfect preparation for the AfricanX Trailrun,” says Visser. “The Elgin-Grabouw trails feature every type of terrain possible. They are technical, sandy and rocky with lots of single track. XTERRA athletes are called XTERRA Warriors. It’s fitting that trail runners can show that they are equally qualified to be called Trail Warriors. Being part of an actual event will add excitement to the training run, while giving the runners a sneak peak of what to expect from AfricanX.”


“The runners will also be able to test their gear, fitness and pre-race routine,” continues Visser. “The XTERRA Trail Run route perfectly simulates what will be on offer at AfricanX. In addition to testing fitness and gear, runners will also be able to get in some necessary speed-work. Expect a really well organised event, spectacular terrain and views combined with an overall great vibe.”


EVENT INFORMATION: AfricanX Training Run 4 / XTERRA Trail Run


DATE: Saturday, 24 February 2018
TIME: 07:00
VENUE: Elgin-Grabouw Country Club
COST: Ples     Free to all trail runners that have already entered the 2018 AfricanX Trailrun
WHAT TO BRING: Wear trail shoes, bring enough fluid (handheld or hydration packs) and pack energy gels and/or bars.


Remaining Training Run Dates:


  • Training Run 5: Saturday, 17 March 2018 / Boschendal Wine Farm


For further information or to confirm attendance please email


LATE ENTRIES: XTERRA Trail Run late entries will be accepted on the day (Saturday, 24 February 2018) at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club.


EVENT INFORMATION: 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS

Teams of two (male/female/mixed) will be seen putting teamwork and endurance to the test when they battle it out on a route that will vary in distance between 22 – 34km each day. The three routes have been planned in such a way that the runners will have the opportunity to tackle a different breath-taking scenic route each day.


DATE:                                                  27 – 29 April 2018

FORMAT:                                          Three-day stage race / teams of two (male/female/mixed)

VENUE:                                               Boschendal Wine Estate (Stellenbosch/Franschhoek)

DISTANCE:                                        Between +- 22km – +- 34km each day


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For additional information or to enter the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS visit, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email