09 December 2018


Entries open for two of the province’s premier off road events

by: Jacky McClean   date: 02 february 2018

Entries are officially open for the 16 th annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB
Classic and the 6 th annual FNB Platinum Trail Run taking place at the ATKV
Buffelspoort on Saturday, 02 and Sunday, 03 June 2018.
“The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run
provide adventurous families with the ideal mid-year breakaway,” said
Michael Meyer, Managing Director of organisers, Stillwater Sports.
Both events depict the best off-road routes on offer in Bokone Bophirima
province. Sporting enthusiasts can choose between three entry options for
both events.
“For an added challenge, they can sign up for both the mountain bike race
and trail run. The events take place at the same venue and are guaranteed
to be a rewarding challenge. Entrants can look forward to a fun-filled
weekend away with family and friends.
“The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum Trail Run
offer a one of a kind experience to all participants, including the
professional athletes. The breath-taking routes and scenery will once
again thrill and physically challenge mountain bikers and trail runners in
equal measure,” explained Meyer.
Sponsors First National Bank (FNB) had this to say: “As FNB Business,
these events offer us an opportunity to connect with our clients outside
the professional environment and through this we continue to build on
our solid relationship. We are looking forward to yet another exciting
edition of the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum
Trail Run,” said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FNB Business, Mike
On its website Stillwater Sports describes the FNB Magalies Monster
MTB Classic as an experience that provides “all the hallmarks of a truly
South African mountain bike race, namely: stunning scenery, technical
riding, a challenge tough enough to make you sweat, but not cry and
the sense of accomplishing something unique – you are, after all, riding
through an area that was formed 2 billion years ago when vast
quantities of molten magma welled up from the earth’s inner core

depressing the centre of an ancient seabed and thrusting the rock
edges upwards”. 
This is a six-kilometre climb up the northern slope of the Magaliesberg,
which riders of the 70km route encounter, according to Stillwater
Participants can choose between the following distances in the the
FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic:
Distance 1: +/- 65km
Distance 2: +/- 33km
Distance 3: +/- 16km

The prize money is allocated to the first five men and first five
women in the 65km MTB and then to the first three men and three
women in the 33km distance. Pre-entries for the MTB Classic
close on 30 May.
For the FNB Platinum Trail Run, particiants can choose between
the following distances:

Long: 24km
Medium: 12km
Short: 8km

24km:  R300
  12km:  R200
  8km:  R120
Minimum Ages:
  24km:  18yrs
  12km:  13yrs

  8km:  10yrs (8yrs if accompanied

by an adult)

Stillwater Sports said the first 1000 paid entrants for the FNB
Platinum Trail Run would each receive a technical event T-shirt.