Taking place at the picturesque Wildekrans Wine Estate on Tuesday, 20 December and Wednesday, 21 December between 08:00 – 13:00, XTERRA Warriors will be granted the unique opportunity to test and perfect their multisport prowess in the prelude to the 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA SA Season.
“We are extremely proud to introduce X-DAY to the XTERRA Community,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Unlike XTERRA, X-DAY won’t be a mass participation event, but rather a more intimate gathering of sporting enthusiasts looking to train at their own pace on a safe, ‘simulated’ XTERRA course. The ‘event’ will be self-timed with XTERRA Warriors starting and finishing at their own leisure. We invite all sport enthusiasts to enjoy a day out celebrating the sport of XTERRA at the magnificent Wildekrans Wine Estate.”
Four-Time XTERRA World Champion, three time ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion and XTERRA SA Ambassador, Conrad Stoltz will be on hand, riding and running the routes. Stoltz will also offer guidance and advice to all X-DAY participants.
According to Stoltz, he participated in his first XTERRA race in 2001 in Richmond, Virginia. “It was the adventure, technical challenge and cool people that attracted me to the sport,” says Stoltz. “I enjoyed road triathlon and I was relatively good at it, but it was only after I’d discovered XTERRA (ten years after turning pro) that I’d really found my calling. I’d recommend this sport to newcomers because it’s outside in nature, it’s exciting, challenging, well rounded, the people are cool and there are many great places that you can visit to take part in an XTERRA.”
“I think X-DAY is a fantastic idea,” continues Stoltz. “It’s basically a training camp that is open to everyone. It’s a great way to learn the tricks of the trade from an old hand. I’m really honoured to be an XTERRA ambassador. I’d like to inspire people of all abilities to ‘live more’. Loving sport and the outdoors is a very important part of my life, which I’d like to share with my children and hopefully the people I reach as an ambassador.”
X-DAY will take an off-road “run-bike-run” format. There is no entry fee and registration will take place on the day at the Wildekrans Wine Estate.
The world’s premier off-road triathlon, XTERRA combines an open water swim, with a challenging mountain bike course and an adrenaline pumping trail run. Each event highlights the true beauty of the area in which it is hosted.
Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort / North West Province 20 – 22 January 2017
Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay / Eastern Cape 10 – 12 February 2017
Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw 24 – 26 February 2017
For further information or to enter the Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort, Nelson Mandela Bay or Grabouw visit www.stillwatersports.com