Mackenzie poised for Platinum Trail Run debut

Megan Mackenzie in action at the 2015 ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance. PHOTO CREDIT: Jetline Action Photo

SA trail running star Megan Mackenzie is counting down the days to her very first FNB Platinum Trail Run experience at the ATKV Buffelspoort.  

Taking place on Sunday, 24 May 2015 trail running enthusiasts can choose between three distances:  a fun filled 8km, a slightly more challenging 12km and the action-packed 24km event.

“I had to withdraw in 2014 due to injury,” says Mackenzie.  “I did however attend the event to support all the other runners.  It looked like fun, so I am glad that I can participate this year.  My goal will be to enjoy every step as much as possible, encourage others to give it their all, and of course a win would be great”.

“I’d recommend this event to all athletes as it gives a glimpse into areas around Johannesburg that are trail running friendly,” continues Mackenzie.  “The routes are do-able, but challenging.  This is exactly what we want from a race.  From what I saw last year there is a fantastic vibe, while trail runners get to do what they love doing most”.

Defined by its exclusivity and terrain, trail runners can look forward to experiencing some of the best trails on offer in the area.  Each entrant will receive an awesome goody bag that will include an event t-shirt, while medals will be awarded to all finishers.

With the action-packed FNB Magalies Monster Mountain Bike (MTB) Classic presented by ISUZU taking place the day before, why not make it a fun filled weekend away with family and friends.



DATE: Sunday, 24 May 2015
VENUE: ATKV Buffelspoort  (North West Province)
DISTANCE, COST & START: 24km / R300 / 08h30
12km / R200 / 08h45
8km / R120 / 09h00


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Entries are still open for both events.  Special entry rates will apply to individuals taking part in both the Mountain Bike and Trail Run event.

For more information or to enter the FNB Platinum Trail Run and/or the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic presented by ISUZU contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email or visit


About the Sponsorship

FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth have made a joint commitment to sponsor the annual Platinum Trail Run and Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic.

FNB’s ongoing strategy is to support local and community events that show the potential to grow. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through sporting disciplines that continue to grow in popularity as two of the key activities in the South African sporting calendar.

The Platinum Trail Run and Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic are aligned to our belief that adventure is the heart of innovation and these are two of many platforms on which we seek to make a lasting connection with new and existing clients.


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