Experience Trail Running at its Best at the Platinum Trail Run

Words: NEWSPORT MEDIA | Photos: Jetline Action Photo

The Platinum Trail Run presented by ISUZU will debut at the ATKV Buffelspoort (North West Province) on Sunday, 26 May 2013. Trail running enthusiasts can choose between a challenging 24km route and a less daunting 12km route.

According to local route co-ordinator, Harry Schubert both the 24km and 12km routes should not be underestimated. “Both routes offer similar experiences in terms of the surrounding area, fauna and flora. The 12 km route will be best suited to athletes starting out with trail running and/or running in general. I’d recommend the shorter distance to athletes in search of a nice training run or just looking to run with a friend or family member. This route will be a good stepping stone to build up experience and confidence for trail running in general. The 12km route should, however, not be viewed as a novice entry level route,” warns Schubert.


“The 24km route will be best suited to experienced and well conditioned runners,” continues Schubert. “This event is sure to be one of the toughest and most enjoyable trail running events in South Africa. The views and scenery up on the mountain makes all the sweat and effort worthwhile. The racing snakes and adventure seekers will find it to be quite a good challenge. My advice would be not to race through the entire route. Stop or slow down ever so often to enjoy and experience the views and pristine environment. You are sure to regret it if you don’t”.


Event Information:

Date: Sunday, 26 May 2013
Venue: ATKV Buffelspoort (North West Province)


24km limited to 400 runners
12km limited to 400 runners


Start Times:
09h00 – 24km
09h30 – 12km


Entry Fee:
24km / R280.00
12km / R180.00


Entrants will receive a Goodie Bag, including a t-shirt to the first 400 entrants, while medals will be awarded to all finishers.


Pre Entries Close: Tuesday, 21 May 2013 at midnight
Late Entries: Friday, 24 May 2013 between 16:00-19:00 / Saturday, 25 May 2013 between 09:00 – 12:00 / Sunday, 26 May 2013 between 06:00 – 08:30


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