Beat The Sun entry up for grabs at the AfricanX Trailrun

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Trail runners in action during the 2015 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS. Photo Credit: Volume Photography

Trail runners taking part in the 8th annual AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS the weekend of 11 – 13 March 2016 will stand a chance to win a coveted entry into the ASICS Beat The Sun Challenge.

Taking place from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year (Tuesday, 21 June 2016) in Chamonix (France), the ASICS Beat The Sun Challenge is a 148km relay race around Mont Blanc.

According to Dawid Visser, ASICS Promotions and Training Specialist, the race is not only against other teams, but also against nature.  “Teams will consist of three amateur runners and three professional runners.  Each team member can look forward to experiencing the iconic mountain that is Mont Blanc, while being pampered and kitted out by ASICS.  One amateur AfricanX runner will be selected as part of the ASICS Beat The Sun Team. ”  

“The AfricanX is the ideal event for us to make this selection at as the runners already have the passion for trail running,” continues Visser.  “AfricanX is nature’s toughest event in South Africa so it just makes sense to partner it with a global challenge on one of the toughest courses in Europe.  We will provisionally select ten people before choosing the final amateur runner from that group.  We are also setting out 2nd and 3rd place prizes to make the competition even more attractive.”

VIEW the ASICS Beat The Sun highlights video:  http://beatthesun.asics.com/en

Event Information:  AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS

Teams of two (male/female/mixed) will be seen battling it out on a route varying in distance between 22 – 38km each day.  The three routes have been planned in such a way that the participants will have the opportunity to tackle a different breath-taking scenic route each day, allowing them to enjoy the full beauty of the Overberg.

Date: 11 – 13 March 2016
Format: Three-day stage race / teams of two (male/female/mixed)
Venue: Festival Village on the grounds of the Houw Hoek Inn
Distance: Between 22km – 38km each day

Entries are limited to 350 teams.  

There are three entry options:

  1. R3050  per person – this includes breakfast and lunch, but excludes dinner and accommodation
  2. R3550 per person – this includes breakfast lunch and dinner, but excludes accommodation.
  3. R4100 per person – this includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and tented accommodation at Houw Hoek.

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