Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run attracts attention of Comrades Marathon and AFRICANX Champion

Charne Bosman in action during the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN 3-Day Stage Race earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province – The 8th annual Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run that will take place at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Sunday 29 August 2021 has attracted the attention of Charne Bosman, the 2016 Comrades Marathon Champion and 2021 THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN Champion (in the mixed team category).

“Claiming gold at the THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN in March this year was one of my running career-highlights,” confirms Bosman, who belongs to the Murray & Roberts Running Club.  “It was so much more than what I expected.  The event made me realise just how different trail running is to road running.  I got to see places that I would never get to see if it wasn’t for the event.  I just love where each route took us.  With trail running you’re treated to amazing scenery and feel so close to nature.”

“Running trail definitely benefits my road running,” continues Bosman.  “I feel so much stronger on the road now.  After AFRICANX I had to enter the Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run.  One of the biggest reasons is that both events are organized by Stillwater Sports and after what I experienced at AFRICANX, the Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run is guaranteed to be another great event that I don’t want to miss out on.  I will definitely take a competitive approach to the event and am really looking forward to seeing where the route will take us.”

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.

PRIZE PURSE:  The 2021 Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run Long Route (+-24km) boasts a R22 000 Prize Purse.  To view the Prize Purse Breakdown visit:  https://www.stillwatersports.com/fedhealth-magalies-monster-platinum-trail-run-prize-purse/

CHARITY SUPPORT:  The Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run proudly supports The Kindness Collaboration.  Founded by Fedhealth and Operation Healing Hands (OHH), The Kindness Collaboration fucuses 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.  For more information or to make a direct donation towards The Kindness Collaboration visit https://www.fedhealth.co.za/kindness-collaboration/

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For more information on the Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.