ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun attracks a record field

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The 7th annual ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance will kick off at the picturesque Houw Hoek Inn this coming weekend (13 – 15 March 2015).  The 2015 event has attracted a record field of entries with just over 600 eager runners yearning to toe the line on Friday. 

According to reigning men’s team champion AJ Calitz, claiming gold at the 2014 event was one of his running career highlights.  “Choosing the right partner for AfricanX is luck I guess.  My partner Bernard Rukadza is such a great talent and friend.  Our team ritual includes warming up and down together, going for massages and talking about the stage, how we felt and what our strong and weak points were.  Then we try to improve on this the next day.  I love the vibe of AfricanX, while running with Bernie is epic”.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Teamwork forms an essential part of this leading stage race, with participants having to rely on each other’s experience, strength and expertise in order to complete the route.  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.

STAGE ONE:

Date: Friday, 13 March 2015
Start Time: 08:00
Start Venue: Houw Hoek Inn / Grabouw
Finish Venue: Houw Hoek Inn / Grabouw
Distance: 34km / 890m Ascent 

 

STAGE TWO:

Date: Saturday, 14 March 2015
Start Time: 08:00
Start Venue: Mount Rozier Estate / Somerset West
Finish Venue: Paul Cluver Amphitheatre / Grabouw
Distance: 34km / 1100m Ascent

 

Stage Two is fondly referred to as “Dress Up Day”.  Runners are encouraged to let creativity reign as there are awesome sponsor prizes up for grabs! 

 

STAGE THREE:

Date: Sunday, 15 March 2015
Start Time: 08:00
Start Venue: Houw Hoek Inn / Grabouw
Finish Venue: Houw Hoek Inn / Grabouw
Distance: 22km / 670m Ascent

 

Event organisers are keeping mum about a special surprise that they have planned for the Stage Three start!

NUMBER COLLECTION:

Date: Thursday, 12 March 2015
Time: 14:00 – 20:00
Venue: Houw Hoek Inn / Grabouw

 

Each entrant will receive a spectacular goodie bag containing ProNutro Product, a ProNutro Visor, a New Balance Hoodie, Rehidrat Sport Sachets, Wintergreen product and a ButtaNutt Squeeze Pack.

An exciting new edition to the event, the Rehidrat Zone will be a welcomed oasis for tired runners when they cross the finish line.

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