This year’s afb Southern Cross 3-day trail event over the long weekend of 9 to 11 August promises runners some stunning yet challenging trails along the spectacular Garden Route and its surrounds.
afb, an African consumer finance business, have teamed up to bring runners a
trail event that offers three unique routes starting with a mountain stage on
day 1 in the Outeniqua Mountains, beautiful trails through indigenous forest on
day 2 and finishing off with rugged coastline run on day 3.
is varied in terms of challenges under foot, beauty of the distinctive
vegetation and the different scenery each day. Runners can relax and
recover after their run at the event’s base camp at Ebb-and-Flow Rest Camp in
the Garden Route National Park.
aren’t up for three days of running can enter the “Circles in the Forest” 30km
or 10km trail event on Saturday 10 August from the Materoli Tea Garden,
Millwood Forest. The 30km trail is day 2 of Southern Cross 3-day
trail. Online entries for this option close on Wednesday 7 August and no
entries will be taken on the Saturday, but late entries will be taken on Friday
9 August between 17h00 and 18h00 at Ebb and Flow. To enter online and for
more information visit www.trisport.co.za
or email email@example.com.
innovation for this event is live tracking provided by Nevarest.
Supporters will be able to track their runners by downloading the app for free
The app will provide live progress updates at the various check points and
feeding stations along the route, provided the runners have the app on their
phones and are running with them – which they will all have to do as their
phones are part of their compulsory gear.
race organiser Hano Otto: “Runners must check the website for a list of
compulsory gear for each day as this will be checked at the start. This
gear is vital and needed in the event of an emergency when a runner is injured
or can’t run and requires something to keep them warm, as well as food to
sustain them until help arrives. It can save their life.”
of the country’s top trail runners are expected to take part in the team event,
which is the focus of this three day event. For all event details visit www.southerncrossadventure.co.za,
or contact the SOX race office on 079-8797394 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
afb is a
consumer finance company that specialises in the provision of responsible
credit products within Africa. Established in Ghana in 2009, afb is a
high growth business with three core business divisions: cards, loans and
insurance. The company employs over 1 500 people, servicing over
45 000 customers with plans to begin operations in Zambia during the third
quarter of 2013. For more information visit the website www.afb.com.
On behalf of Southern Cross Adventures
Tel: 079 8797394