Defending champion sets sights on a hat-trick win at the Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run!

Teboho Noosi in action during the Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province – Lesotho based runner, Teboho Noosi has set his sights on a hat-trick victory at the 8th annual Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run that will take place at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Sunday 29 August 2021.

Noosi made a clear statement by claiming gold in 2018 (in the Long Route / +-24km), the same year that he made his Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run debut.  He then went on to successfully defend his title in 2019.  In 2020 the event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

“I really enjoy the Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run,” says Teboho Noosi.  “It helps me to prepare and build strength for upcoming races.  In 2019 I positioned 9th in the Golden Trail Series 32km race in Switzerland after my win at the Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run.  The route is challenging and gets really hard after the first 7 kilometres, but that can be overcome when one has a perfect race plan.”

“My goal at the 2021 event is to defend my title, while improving my previous time,” continues Noosi.  “I would definitely recommend the Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run to other runners.  It’s a challenging race that helps one build muscle and strength.  My advice is to listen to your body.  Focus on how it responds to the challenge and then execute your race plan.”

The men’s race will be hotly contested with Givemore Mudzinganyama and Thabang Madiba ready to challenge for the top spot on the podium!

EVENT INFORMATION:  8th annual Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run

Date:Sunday 29 August 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.

PRIZE PURSE:  The 2021 Fedhealth Platinum Trail Run Long Route (+-24km) boasts a R22 000 Prize Purse.  To view the Prize Purse Breakdown visit:

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 For more information about Operation Healing Hands visit

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