A FESTIVAL of trail races will take place this weekend when the magnificent Maxi-Race is run though the spectacular mountains of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
The internationally acclaimed Maxi-Race was first launched in 2011 in France in Annecy. The race quickly became successful due to their amazing trails with incredible views of the exquisite Lake Annecy.
The race, which annually attracts about 9,000 participants, quickly became successful due to the incredible trails and breathtaking views it has on offer.
The series of races has now also expanded to the African continent.
The iconic Cape Winelands area between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch with its unique scenery will host the race from 1 to 3 October. It will start and end at Stellenbosch High School.
The race through the Cape Winelands has now become part of the Maxi-Race World series of six races.
In addition to France and South Africa, the same exciting trail race concept is also offered in Sicily, Ecuador, China and Madeira.
According to the organizers, the core values of the running festival are to be a sustainable race that can make an important contribution to the local communities and the environment. To do this, they entered into a partnership with the charity Edunova.
This means that they use the local community of Kylemore, near Stellenbosch, to get them involved in organizing the race.
It is also a golden opportunity for athletes to experience the wonderful atmosphere of the local culture.
All participants’ fitness levels and goals are taken into account with this race, which offers different distances. There are options of 13 km, 20 km, 45 km and 75 km to choose from.
Contact maxirace.co.za for more information.