Savanna Origin of Trails welcomes Beet It Sport SA as a partner!

Trail runners enjoying the action of a previous year’s Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

Stellenbosch – The Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run and MTB Experience, two of Stellenbosch’s most iconic off-road events, have partnered with Beet It Sport SA, the natural nitrate supplement most trusted by the world’s sporting elite.

“We are excited to welcome Beet It Sport SA as an official partner to both the Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run and MTB Experience,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and founder of the events.  “Beet It Sport naturally boosts sporting performance. Whether training or competing, trail runners and mountain bikers are guaranteed to see results.  Put Beet It Sport SA to the test at the Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience (Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June 2021) and Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience (Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 2021) and #BeetYourBest.”

Consisting of 98% concentrated beetroot juice and 2% lemon juice, the Beet It Sport Nitrate 400 shot is the only beetroot juice product on the market to deliver a consistent, adequate dose of dietary nitrate serving.  In 2018, the International Olympic Committee concluded that dietary nitrate supplementation has been associated with up to:  25% increase in exercise time to exhaustion, 5% improvement in sprint performance and 3% increase in time-trial performance.  

“It is great to see that sporting events are being planned again in South Africa,” says Jonathan Cartwright, Beet It Sport UK Specialist.  “I am even more pleased to see that Beet It Sport SA has teamed up with two more iconic events.  Ideal for athletes that are on the go, the Nitrate 400 shot is designed to be conveniently consumed in one quick hit, to naturally boost sporting performance.  Professional teams in South Africa will certainly be in good company using Beet It Sport as the product is used by an extraordinarily high percentage of the elite sports world – including the world famous NN Running team and professional teams in UCI World Tour, Triathlon, Rowing, English Premier League, International Rugby Union, NFL, NBA and many more.”

   More About Beet It Sport:  Used in more than 200 independent scientific studies worldwide, Beet It Sport is one of the few sports supplements that is backed up by real-world and clinical evidence of efficacy.  Beet It Sport is also Informed Sport certified, which means every batch of product is tested by LGC’s world class sports anti-doping laboratory for contamination against a broad range of banned substances in sport. When you see the Informed Sport quality mark, you can be assured that it has passed the most stringent testing.  For more information on Beet It Sport SA visit:

EVENT INFORMATION:  Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience

Launched in 2018, the Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience will treat runners to the best trails on offer in Stellenbosch.  Entrants can look forward to challenging, yet fun and rewarding routes with spectacular views.

Date:Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June 2021
Festival Village:Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
Format:Two-Day Stage Race for individual entrants
Age Category:18+
Distance:Day 1:  between 22 – 25km
 Day 2:  between 15 – 17 km
Entry Fee:R950.00 per entrant

All trail runners will receive an official event technical t-shirt as well as a finisher’s t-shirt.

EVENT INFORMATION:  Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience 

The Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience is an individual 2-day MTB Stage Race.  The routes highlight the beauty and splendor of Stellenbosch, and mountain bikers can look forward to experiencing a vast network of world-class trails while celebrating the origin of SA mountain biking.  

Date:Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 2021
Festival Village:Stellenbosch High School
Format:Two-Day Stage Race for individual entrants
Categories, Distances & Entry Fee:Full Marathon Age:  18+
 Entry Fee:  R1600.00
 Distance Day 1:  +-45km
 Distance Day 2:  +-40km
 Half Marathon Age:  18+
 Entry Fee:  R1400.00
 Distance Day 1:  +-27km
 Distance Day 2:  +-22km

OFFICIAL RIDER JERSEY:  Mountain bikers that enter (and pay) the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB Experience by 30 September 2021 will receive an official rider jersey.

   CHARITY SUPPORT:  The Savanna Origin of Trails proudly supports the Stellenbosch Trail Fund (STF).  Trail runners and mountain bikers can show their support by making a donation during the Savanna Origin of Trails online entry process.

   PLEASE NOTE:  The event organisers will at all times adhere to Government Regulations regarding COVID-19.

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For more information on the Savanna Origin of Trails MTB and Trail Run Experience email entries@stillwatersports.comor visit