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Maxi Race promises trail running thrills this spring

On South Africa is proud to be a headline sponsor of the Maxi Race, which is set to take place from 30 September to 2 October this year. This three-day trail running experience is the first event of its kind in South Africa, and offers runners the chance to dart through the picturesque landscape of the Cape Winelands in an event that is far more than just a trail race.

The Maxi Race isn’t only for trail running pros, though – the event also includes relays, kids’ and women’s races, and an outdoor festival which the entire family can partake in. The Stellenbosch Trail Expo will also form a part of the Maxi Race event in October, and all trail running enthusiasts are invited to drop by and see the latest in trail running tech and gear.

The race stretches from Franschhoek to Stellenbosch, and participants can choose between three distances on Ultra Saturday (1 October) – the 45km marathon (to be completed within 10 hours), the 75km Maxi Race (to be completed within 16 hours) and the 120km Ultra (to be completed within 30 hours).

On Sunday Funday (2 October), those who prefer something a little lighter can take part in the 20km Short (to be completed within 3 hours), the 13km Maxi Dash (to be completed within 2 hours) and the 7km Fun Run (to be completed within 2 hours).

In the months leading up to the Maxi Race in October, various warm-up events are being held across the country, and On is excited to also be a part of these races. If you’d like to get your limbs loose and ready for the Maxi Race later this year, consider giving the events below a shot.

Maxi Recce Runs

These events let runners experience the trails they’ll encounter during the Maxi Race before it takes place.

  • Leopard’s Leap Franschhoek Recce

Saturday, 25 June 2022

  • Stellenbosch Recce

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Enter the Maxi Recce Runs here.

Maxi Unplugged

Cape Town and Gauteng have the opportunity to experience the thrill of a Maxi Race during these events.

  • Unplugged Kings Kloof Krugersdorp

Sunday, 12 June 2022

  • Unplugged Constantia Cape Town

Saturday, 30 July 2022  

Enter the Maxi Unplugged events here.

Aside from being a headline sponsor of the event, and also sponsoring shoe prizes for the category winners, On South Africa and Tifosi Sports are delighted to have an On/Tifosi Sports Ambassador Team take part in the Maxi Race, and we’ll be cheering from the side-lines as our gritty team, made up of local trail running legends, take to the beautiful outdoors in their On gear.

Our best wishes accompany Ambassadors Irma Sparks, Thomas Moss, Herman van der Colff, Mpho Tshesane, Landon Ntunja and Roelof Mostert as they gear up for this gruelling and beautiful event.

To enter the Maxi Race, please visit the Maxi Race website, and stay on top of the latest news by following the Maxi Race on Facebook and Instagram.

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