Trail running enthusiasts will be treated to double the action at the Savanna Origin of Trails Experience with event organisers, Stillwater Sports’ announcement that this much loved Stellenbosch based event will now take the form of an exhilarating two-day Stage Race.

In response to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, Stillwater Sports has also confirmed that the 2020 event has moved to 25 April 24 and 25 2021.

“We’re excited to host the Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience in the form of a Two-Day Stage Race in 2021,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Our Route Designers have been spoilt for choice while selecting each stage’s route.”

On Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 2021. Trail runners will get to experience the best and most exclusive trails on offer in Stellenbosch.  We look forward to welcoming adventure seekers to the Festival Village at the Stellenbosch High School in April.”

“We love that the Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience will give trail runners the opportunity to enjoy two days of exceptional trail running in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch,” says Kavir Gangiah, Media, Sponsorship, and Events Manager Distell Southern Africa. 

“The event is unapologetically bold, just like Savanna.  As with the mountain bike race, trail runners will be treated to a fantastic on route experience from start to finish and we cannot wait to be part of the action.  We look forward to bringing the ‘gees’ and refreshing trail runners with ice-cold Savannas on and off the trails.

Launched in 2018, the Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience will treat runners to the best trails on offer in Stellenbosch.  Entrants can look forward to challenging, yet fun and rewarding routes with spectacular views.

The age category for the race is 18+ and the distance is between 15- 17 km, the entry fee is R95 per entrant and the entries will open on November 19, 2020 and close on April 20, 2021


-1x Technical T-shirt

-1x Finisher T-shirt

-Spectacular on route experience

-Access to exclusive, world-class routes

-A light breakfast pack with coffee on both days

-A scrumptious lunch pack on both days

-Complimentary drinks

-Well stocked water points

-A finisher medal

-Entertainment on the route and in the race village

-Trail access fees

-Additional sponsor prizes

The Savanna Origin of Trails Trail Run Experience proudly supports the Stellenbosch Trail Fund. The Race Village at the Stellenbosch High School will be buzzing with excitement, live music, mouth-watering food, drinks, and more.

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