The Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the Fedhealth Platinum Trail, two of the North West Province’s most revered off-road events, have moved to Saturday 28 August 2021 and Sunday 29 August 2021, respectively.
The decision to move the events from June to August was made the day after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s national address (Sunday, 30 May 2021) that announced a return to Lockdown Level 2 for South Africa in light of a possible third wave of COVID-19 infections. Event Organisers confirmed that the new dates would be released the following week.
“Fedhealth is a responsible player in the health sector, and we support the very difficult decision to move the events to later in the year,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports, Organisers of both events. “We are, however, happier to postpone the events rather than cancelling them as we are optimistic that restrictions will be eased over the next couple of months. We are excited to announce that the events will move to August, with the Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic taking place on Saturday 28 August, followed by the Fedhealth Platinum Trail on Sunday 29 August.”
“We will at all times adhere to Government Regulations with regard to the hosting of events during the pandemic period,” continues Meyer. “There is a long list of requirements that need to be met to ensure that the event is hosted in a safe and responsible manner. We will continue to be in constant communication with the local municipality and Disaster Management Officials to ensure the safety of entrants, staff and external stakeholders at the event. We can’t wait to welcome mountain bikers and trail runners to the start line at the ATKV Buffelspoort in August.”
PLEASE NOTE: In light of the Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic and Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run being moved from June to Saturday 28 August and Sunday 29 August, existing entrants have three options to choose from:
Existing Entrant Options:
- Rollover your entry to the new 2021 date (Saturday 28 August and Sunday 29 August).
- Rollover your entry to the 2022 event.
- Request a full refund.
Existing entrants have from 07 – 21 June 2021 to confirm their option choice. Entrants need to send a confirmation mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation at ATKV Buffelspoort:
Existing entrants that have booked accommodation at the ATKV Buffelspoort according to the June event date(s) will be able to rollover their booking to the new event date or any other weekend. For more information please contact ATKV Buffelspoort directly via email email@example.com
EVENT INFORMATION: Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic
|Date:||Saturday 28 August 2021|
|Distances & Entry Fee:||Marathon / +-65km / R450.00|
|Half Marathon / +-33km / R350.00|
|Fun Ride / +-16km / R225.00|
|Kids / 2.5km / R100.00|
All mountain bikers (including the Kids Event) will receive an official event t-shirt, and medals will be awarded to all finishers.
EVENT INFORMATION: Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run
|Date:||Sunday 29 August 2021|
|Venue (start & finish):||ATKV Buffelspoort|
|Distances & Entry Fee:||Long / +-24km / R350.00|
|Short / +-12km / R250.00|
|Fun Run / +-8km / R150.00|
|Kids / 2.5km / R100.00|
All trail runners (including the Kids Event) will receive an official technical event t-shirt, and medals will be awarded to all finishers.
CHARITY SUPPORT: The Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic and Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run proudly support The Kindness Collaboration. Founded by Fedhealth and Operation Healing Hands (OHH), The Kindness Collaboration focuses on supporting South Africans who cannot afford quality medical care. Mountain bikers and trail runners can make a donation towards the cause when entering the events online.
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For more information on the Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic or Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stillwatersports.com.