MAXI-RACE SOUTH AFRICA: A NEW MAXI-RACE WORLD ADVENTURE 5/6 OCTOBER 2019
We have bring to you the first Maxi-Races around the world (Annecy, Sicily), now it is the turn of the first South African race in the tradition of MaXi-Race races, an incentive to travel and explore and discover incredible landscapes while immersing yourself in local culture! An unforgettable adventure between vineyards and mountains near Cape Town and the famous Cape of Good Hope where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. This Trail Festival is the beginning of a global project that will benefit all stakeholders in the region. .
MAXI-RACE SOUTH AFRICA 2109: MAGICAL AND UNIQUE LANDSCAPES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD
More than just a trail race, the Maxi Race CAPE WINELANDS in South Africa promises its magical and unique landscapes. It is an invitation to share the country’s incredible hospitality, culture and heritage, while running on some of South Africa’s most unknown trails! The routes have been carefully designed by the professional trailers Landie & Christiaan Greyling, and in collaboration with many local actors and volunteers to provide an unforgettable experience for each runner. “We want to develop the spirit of mountain adventure and share our beautiful trails with the rest of the world. We have run in so many places around the world so we want to show and develop our beautiful territory now! Our objective is not only to leave each runner with a rare memory, but we also want to emphasize the aspects of a responsible event. An important point for our communities, local artisans and ecosystems, and one that is also supported by MaXi-Race World around the world.” confirms Christiaan Greyling.
With its magnificent natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and world-class wines, the Western Cape wine region offers a unique experience. A 45-minute drive from Cape Town takes you to Stellenbosch where beautiful mountains form a dramatic backdrop of lush vineyards and historic Dutch gabled farms. The host city, Stellenbosch, is a university town surrounded by vineyards and the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. Stellenbosch is the Mecca of sport. Many professionals and sports enthusiasts have settled here in order to benefit from a mild climate and world-renowned infrastructure.
As for the all Maxi-Race World races, the adventure is more than just a trail, an exceptional trip: hiking on Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, Safari to discover the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo), but also discover some wine farms, stroll through the typical streets of Stellenbosch and discover the colonial heritage through museums and monuments. Specific accommodation packages are available with Runcation, including transfer, accommodation and additional activities in the region. With an all-inclusive one-week “Tourism and Acclimatization” package. A change of scenery guaranteed!
MAXI-RACE SOUTH AFRICA 2109: PROGRAM AND ROUTES
With races ranging from 20km to 100km, there is a race for everyone, from the novice to the experienced ultra runner! Rugby legend Springbok Marius Hurter and Mrs South Africa 2018 will participate. Just like the winners of the Annecy Ultra-Race Ildiko Wermescher & Unai Dorronsoro.
Ultra Race (104km / D+4400): Saturday 05 October 2019, the MaXi Race Cape Winelands’ flagship event, the 104km offers an unforgettable adventure running experience through some of the most remote and scenic areas of the Cape Winelands, the most demanding course, a true personal challenge requiring dedicated and detailed preparation. 4 ITRA Points.
MaXi Race (68km / D+3270): Saturday 05 October 2019, a challenging and demanding course which will allow the runners to enjoy the paths from Franchhoek to Stellenbosch Primary. 3 ITRA Points.
Marathon Race (38km / D+1280): Saturday 05 October 2019, want to get something in the middle, the 38km mountain trail, provides a unique, challenging and scenic journey around the mighty Simonsberg; incorporating trails never used in a race before. 2 ITRA Points.
Short Race (18km / D+900): Sunday 06 October 2019, new to trail running and want to be part of an international Trail Running event? Then the Short Race 20km ideal, beautiful views, manageable climbs and varied terrain make this an enjoyable and thrilling event for all abilities.