Organisers of AfricanX remain optimistic, despite the threat the Covid-19 pandemic poses to this year’s staging of the race.
With entries filling up fast for the three-day stage trail run, scheduled to take place on the weekend of 26–28 March, organisers are continuously adapting the event plan to ensure that government regulations pertaining to Covid-19 are met.
“The current Level 3 Regulations prohibit events from taking place, but we remain quietly optimistic that restrictions will be eased and/or lifted when our president next addresses the Nation in February,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Taking the updated regulations into consideration, we will have clarity on how to proceed. First prize will be to host the AfricanX in March as planned. Our team has spent a lot of time preparing for the return of the event, and we know that runners are just as eager as we are to see it happen and hit the trails.”
“It is however important to note that we will adhere to government regulations with regard to the hosting of events during this period,” continues Meyer. “We have, as a back-up, identified an alternative event date which will be shared with runners should the need arise. We hope that this won’t be necessary and that we will be able to proceed as planned. For now we will continue with our preparations to host the AfricanX Trailrun at the end of March. We are in constant communication with the local municipality and disaster management officials to ensure the safety of runners and staff. We promise to inform runners as soon as possible on all decisions.”