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Maxi Race Event Guide

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More than just a trail race, the Maxi-Race Cape Winelands, takes you on a journey, an adventure of self-discovery amongst exquisite and unique landscapes.

Regardless of your level or your goals, there is an event for everyone. From the Ultra 100km through the Maxi Race 68km to the Marathon 40km and finally the Short Race 20km, you can choose the right race which will push you to develop your mountain skills.

Just choose between our 20, 40, 68 and 100km

Along these unique, well-preserved trails you will discover beautiful landscapes.

You will also experience the amazing vibe of the local culture.


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Our Story

MaXi-Race has been launched in 2011 in France in Annecy. The race quickly became successful due to their amazing trails with incredible views on the exquisite Annecy lake. It is now a mythical race that welcomes more than 9000 runners each year during the last Week-End of May. This success has convinced the organizers to create MaXi-Race World which is a call to travel and explore. MaXi-Race World now has 6 races among 6 wonderful countries for trail running: France, Sicily, Ecuador, China, Madeira and of course South Africa.

MaXi-Race Cape Winelands is bringing the internationally recognised brand of MaXi-Race to the African continent with a festival of trail running that will take place in the iconic Cape Winelands area between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch on 5/6 October 2019. This event is designed to attract new blood into trail running and to satisfy the maximum of runners thanks to different races format from 20 to 100km. This project will benefit the communities that the route traverse through. A partnership between MaXi-Race World, Pure Adventures, MTO and the charity Edunova has been made. Our goal is to create an event that will have maximum impact on the great community and bring an educational aspect of the  “Alpine Culture” to the community at large.

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1 day ago

Maxi Race South Africa

Pictures from inside the race by a runner who took part of the 100km.

📸 Julian Veermeer
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20km Highlights
📸 Chris Walley
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More than 1 week since Maxi Race Cape Winelands. You might already think about your next race. Tell us what are you doing ? K-Way SkyRun ? Ultra-trail Cape Town - UTCT ?

If you did Maxi Race please answer our survey through the link below, it takes 2min and it will help us to make our event even better next year 😊
📸 Craig Kolesky
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5 days ago

Maxi Race South Africa

Our sixth and final album from the inaugural Maxi Race Cape Winelands captured by David Papenfus. From anxious start lines to the emotions of the finish line; the journey is depicted through awesome imagery. Thanks to every runner who joined us, see you in 2020 on 03-04 October! ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Maxi Race South Africa

And the incredible images just keep on coming, this time by Alfred Thorpe (@vuurtoring)! What a stunning showcase of this area, and what it has to offer. Thanks to all runners who participated in the inaugural Maxi Race Cape Winelands, see you in 2020 on 03-04 October! ... See MoreSee Less

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Don’t hesitate to contact us by email at info@maxirace.co.za 

You also can contact us through our Facebook or Instagram pages.