North West Province – Taking place at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Sunday 06 June 2021 the Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run will highlight the beauty of the Magaliesberg as part of its 8th year celebration!
Consisting of a Long Route (+-24km), Short Route (+-12km), Fun Run (+-8km) and a Kids Event (2.5km), the Magaliesberg’s trails will be placed on a pedestal with trail runners of all ages enjoying the best routes on offer at the Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run. The Long Route, Short Route and Fun Run routes feature a good mixture of farm jeep tracks, gravel roads, bushveld single track, soft sand sections, untouched Magaliesberg mountain trails and indigenous bushveld. The first 4km are fast and will take runners through Citrus Orchards with the descent going into a beautiful indigenous valley.
“The Long Route features rocky terrain, steep climbs and is sure to be a test for all trail runners,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and founder of the event. “Once at the top of the climbs, the views and scenery will make it all worthwhile. The Long Route is perfect for trail runners that can cover the same distance on a road running surface or who are building up to bigger and longer events, especially stage races. This route is also great for fit and well-conditioned road runners that would like to give trail running a go. If you aren’t racing for a podium, be sure to stop to enjoy the views.”
Meyer confirms, “Although technical at times, the Short Route is safe and perfect for runners who are new to trail running or the sport of running in general. This 12km route is designed for the adventurous runner who loves to be outdoors. Any person who can run 10km on the road will have a blast on this route. Be sure to take it slowly through the gully. Once you have crossed the tar section you can run like the wind.”
“The Fun Run is the perfect challenge for the entire family to enjoy together,” continues Meyer. “You do not have to be super fit to complete this route. You can walk the entire way and still love it. The route is not technical and there are two river crossings that are ankle deep and will get your feet wet. Whether signing up for the Long Route, Short Route or Fun Run, all entrants can look forward to experiencing the best trails on offer in the Magaliesberg at the 8th annual Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run.”
EVENT INFORMATION: Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run
|Date:||Sunday 06 June 2021|
|Venue (start & finish):||ATKV Buffelspoort|
|Distances:||Event: Long / +-24km|
|Total Ascent: 526m|
|Entry Fee: R350.00|
|Event: Short / +-12km|
|Total Ascent: 218m|
|Entry Fee: R250.00|
|Event: Fun Run / +-8km|
|Total Ascent: 143m|
|Entry Fee: R150.00|
|Event: Kids / 2.5km|
|Entry Fee: 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 Platinum Trail Run proudly supports 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. Trail runners can make a donation towards the cause when entering the events online.
For more information or to make a direct donation towards The Kindness Collaboration visit https://www.fedhealth.co.za/kindness-collaboration/ For more information about Operation Healing Hands visit http://ohhsa.net/
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