2017 XTERRA Trail Run entries now open

2016-11-30 06:01

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 in the North Western Province on January 22, 2017, before heading to the Nelson Mandela Bay and then Grabouw.

“The XTERRA Trail Run features the best trail run routes on offer in Buffelspoort, Nelson Mandela Bay and Grabouw,” said 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:

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.

The event will take place on January 22, 2017, at the Buffelspoort Dam.

Entry costs R120 for the 6km race and R180 for the 12km.

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”.

The event will take place on February 12, 2017, at Kings Beach.

Entry costs R120 for the 6km race and R180 for the 12km.

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.

The event will take place on February 26, 2017, at the Grabouw Country Club.

Entry costs R120 for the 6km race and R180 for the 12km.

For more info, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045.

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