Stillwater Sports, the organisers of the Thirsti AfricanX Trailrun, have announced that the event will expand into a national series of events over the next year.
That series will take the form of three events this year and five in 2022.
The three-day event that took place in March falls under the 2021 list of events, with the two remaining events this year taking place in the North-West Province (21 and 22 August) and the Western Cape (18 September).
Next year, the Thirsti AfricanX National Series of events will include the traditional three-day event in the Western Cape (19-21 March), with two races in KZN (9 and 10 April) and the North West Province (TBC), and two in Gauteng and the Western Cape (TBC).
“After sponsoring the flagship event early this year we immediately knew that we wanted to partner with Stillwater Sports to grow this extraordinary event into a series,” says Rob Hoatson, Managing Director of Thirsti Water. “The sport of trail running is growing in popularity and attracts a loyal and dedicated community that has shown huge support for our brand and our products. In return, we want to back their passion for life, health and wellness which fits well with our brand values.”