XTERRA Trail Run entries now open

Xterra Trail Run

Entries are now open for the 2017 XTERRA Trail Run. Incorporating the trail run routes of South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA, the XTERRA Trail Run will kick off at the Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) on Sunday, 22 January 2017, then head to Nelson Mandela Bay on Sunday, 12 February 2017 before culminating at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Sunday, 26 February 2017. Seen here: Adel Broodryk in action during the 2016 XTERRA Trail Run in Buffelspoort. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

Incorporating the trail run routes of South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA, the XTERRA Trail Run will kick off at the Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) on Sunday, 22 January 2017, then head to Nelson Mandela Bay on Sunday, 12 February 2017 before culminating at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Sunday, 26 February 2017.

“The XTERRA Trail Run features the best trail run routes on offer in Buffelspoort, Nelson Mandela Bay and Grabouw,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Trail runners not yet ready for the challenge of an off road triathlon, can still experience the electric XTERRA vibe while taking on a third of the XTERRA challenge.  Families can look forward to an action packed weekend with likeminded people in picturesque outdoor environments.”

2017 EVENT DATES:  XTERRA TRAIL RUN

Buffelspoort (North West Province)

Adele Broodryk made her XTERRA Trail Run debut in Buffelspoort earlier this year.  “My husband took part in his first triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA Lite, so I decided to enter the trail run.  I’d recommend this event to other runners because of the amazing atmosphere, beautiful scenery and good organisation,” said Broodryk who completed the 12km XTERRA Trail Run in an impressive time of 56 minutes 59 seconds.

Date: Sunday, 22 January 2017
Venue: Buffelspoort Dam
Distance & Entry Fee: 6km / R120
  12km / R180

 

Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)

Myuyisi Gcogco completed the 2016 XTERRA Trail Run (10.2km) in Nelson Mandela Bay in an impressive time of 38 minutes 27 seconds.   “Trail running is marvellous, it keeps your muscles healthy and challenges you mentally,” said Gcogco.  “When I first started taking part in trail run events I always finished last.  Crossing the finish line in first place was a wonderful experience”.

Date: Sunday, 12 February 2017
Venue: Kings Beach
Distance & Entry Fee: 6km / R120
  12km / R180

 

Grabouw (Western Cape)

South African 10km Road Champion, Elroy Gelant was unstoppable in the men’s 12km XTERRA Trail Run Grabouw in February claiming gold in an impressive time of 46 minutes 14 seconds.  “I was in Cape Town for a product launch when I heard about the XTERRA Trail Run.  I thought that it would be great cross training for me.  The route was really beautiful and a nice change from road running,” said Gelant.

Date: Sunday, 26 February 2017
Venue: Grabouw Country Club
Distance & Entry Fee: 6km / R120
  12km / R180

 

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For further information or to enter the XTERRA Trail Run contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com