Although only signing up for 1/3 of the action, one of South Africa’s elite trail runners, Megan Mackenzie will get to experience the electrifying vibe of South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA by toeing the line at the XTERRA Trail Run in Grabouw on Sunday, 26 February 2017.

“The XTERRA Trail Run is something different,” says Mackenzie.  “It’s a short, sharp 12.5km race that sounds like a lot of fun.  It’s also totally out of my comfort zone.  I have a lot of respect for XTERRA athletes and am keen to be part of the amazing XTERRA vibe.  Maybe one day I’ll push myself right out of my comfort zone and enter the XTERRA.  For now I’m happy to watch and learn!  My goal for the XTERRA Trail Run is to just have fun and learn from the speedsters! I’d like to see how I cope over such a short, fast and sharp race.”

Mackenzie will be back in action in March at the 2017 Cell C AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS, South Africa’s premier three day stage trail run.

2017 EVENT DATES:  XTERRA Trail Run Grabouw (Western Cape)

Incorporating the trail run routes of SA’s premier off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA, entrants can choose between an action-packed 12,5km and/or 6,5km route.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)

Distance, Entry Fee & Description:
Distance:  6,5km

Entry Fee:  R120

Description:  Look forward to all the fun single tracks, without the big climbs.  The infamous ‘beach run’ will still take runners to the finish.


Distance:  12,5km

Climb:  425m

Entry Fee:  R180

Description:  Expect a variety of running surfaces, mostly single track in the first 6km with a refreshing water crossing.  There is a loose climb between 6 -8km, followed by a sweeping jeep track down hill, some more single and jeep tracks before reaching the ‘beach run’ which will take runners back to the finish.

The Bos Sport Recovery Zone will be a welcomed oasis for trail runners when they cross the finish line!

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Issued by:                                     NEWSPORT MEDIA

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