6th annual FNB Platinum Trail Run boasts pristine mountain trails

Trail Runners in action during the 2017 FNB Platinum Trail Run.  Photo Credit:  David Tarpey

Trail Runners in action during the 2017 FNB Platinum Trail Run. Photo Credit: David Tarpey

North West Province –Following the wake of the infamous FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic which will take place at the same venue on Saturday, the 6thannual FNB Platinum Trail Run will treat entrants to a trail running experience like no other on Sunday, 03 June 2018 at the ATKVBuffelspoort.

 

“Trail runners will have more time to absorb the unique scenic surroundings of the Magaliesberg,” says Harry Schubert, Course Designer FNB Platinum Trail Run and FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  “What makes the FNB Platinum Trail Run special is that it runs through wonderful mixed bushveld, ravine forest and the top of a pristine mountain plateau.  The longer 24km distance is regarded as one of the toughest, but most enjoyable trail running events in the country.  Although the 12km and 24km routes are identical to the 2017 routes, this year they will be run in reverse, while sections of the 8km route have been redirected to avoid clashing with the two longer routes.”

 

“Trail runners will forever remember the challenging climbs and running through a gully covered by ravine forest,” continues Schubert.  “The 8km route features mainly easy terrain from start to finish, while the 12km and 24km routes feature loose, rocky and sandy terrain.  The 8km is ideal for newcomers to the sport and someone who wants a hard and fast workout as part of a specific training program. The 12km route should not be viewed as an entry level route, but instead is a good stepping stone to build up experience and confidence for trail running in general.  The 24km route is ideal for experienced and well-conditioned runners.  The views and scenery up on the mountain plateau makes the sweat and effort worthwhile.  Remember to focus on hydration as the day time temperatures can increase during the course of the event.”

 

ADVENTURE WEEKEND INFORMATION:

 

16thFNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

 

Date: Saturday, 02 June 2018
Venue: ATKVBuffelspoort
Distances, cost & start time: +-70km / R400 / 08:00
  +-35km / R300 / 09:00
  +-15km / R175 / 09:30

 

WIN with SPECIALIZED:  Two lucky FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic riders will take home a whopping R10 000 Specialized voucher and an entry into the 2-day 2018 Origin of Trails MTB Experience compliments of the event’s bicycle partner. The Specialized Lucky Draw will take place during prize giving on Saturday, 02 June 2018. 

 

WIN an all-expenses paid trip to take on the 2-day Origin of Trails MTB Experience:  One lucky FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic entrant will secure an all-expenses paid trip (valued at R15 000) for two to Stellenbosch where he/she will take part in the 6thannual 2-day Origin of Trails MTB Experienceon Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018.

 

To qualify for either of these awesome prizes, contestants need to have taken part in the 2018 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and they need to be present during prize giving to collect their prize.

 

 

 

 

 

6th FNB Platinum Trail Run

 

Date: Sunday, 03 June 2018
Venue (start & finish): ATKVBuffelspoort
Distances, cost & start time: +-24km /R330 / 07:30
  +-12km /R220 /07:45
  +-8km / R140 /08:00

 

For a sneak peek at what to expect watch our Teaser Video:  https://youtu.be/VSin5muSl4U

 

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For more information on the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic or FNB Platinum Trail Run contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.comor visit www.stillwatersports.com.

 

About the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run:

FNB Business and FNB Private Wealthare proud to once again be the title sponsor of the annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run.    

 

This sponsorship forms part of FNB’s ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on a healthy lifestyle and family involvement. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing a quality experience that exceeds expectation, for all participants and spectators along with their families, in order to continue building enduring, rewarding relationships. The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run are two events that are designed to provide an enjoyable outdoors family experience. The platform allows us the opportunity to engage with our clients and the broader community with the aim of creating lasting connections.