Thursday February 11, 2016
The 2016 Entry Cap Reached, 20 000 Entries In!!!


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Recent News

Wall of Honour Update
Visitors to the Comrades Wall of Honour will be pleased to see that much has been achieved since the start of the revamp of this prized Comrades landmark in October last year.

Comrades Landmark Monuments 
The CMA will add more landmark monuments along the iconic Comrades Marathon route.

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Comrades 2014
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Comrades volunteers
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Past Winners
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    Time Limits & Cut off Times

    If you do not reach the following cut-off points within the required time, you will be asked to retire from the race and leave the road. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE RUNNING. BONITAS RUNNERS RESCUE buses will be available to transport you to the finish.


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    Refreshment Tables

    There are 50 refreshment tables on the route. Energade,Coca-Cola is the carbonated cola beverage and water sachets will be available at each table. Certain tables will offer biscuits, segments of oranges, bananas, cooked potatoes, energy bars and chocolates. Fresh sponges will be available at two points along the route. Sponging troughs will be situated at each refreshment station. The water in the sponging troughs will contain a steriliser.


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    Road Closures

    There will be road closures on the 29 May 2016.


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    All entrants must complete a qualifying event, within the qualifying times. All runners will be seeded according to their qualifying times. Seeding upgrades must be applied for, through the CMA office.


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    Get the results from this and previous Comrades Maraton Races. 


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Alan Robb notches 40th Finish

Former Comrades Marathon Champ Notched 40th Finish.
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20,000 Entries Cap

The entry cap for the 2016 Comrades Marathon is 20,000.

South African wins 2015 race

Gift Kelehe claimed the title of the 2015 Comrades Marathon Winner.

Charities do us proud

Thank you to all runners who contributed.


Launch of 2015 Comrades Marathon The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) launched its campaign for The 2015 Ultimate Human Race in Johannesburg on Thursday, 14 August 2014.

The 2015 campaign is centered on the CMA’s vision of an all-inclusive Comrades Marathon, with the slogan: ‘Be Part of It - Bamba Iqhaza’. CMA General Manager, Chris Bruwer who unveiled the campaign says, ‘We invite every Comrades runner, stakeholder, volunteer and supporter to be a part of this iconic race in one way or another.’

Bruwer adds, ‘There are numerous ways to get involved and participate in the camaraderie while uniting the nation through this iconic event. Please visit our website www.comrades.com to see how you can be a part of it.’

The 90th edition of the race will be run on Sunday, 31 May 2015. The ‘up-run’ will start at the Durban City Hall at 05h30 and end 12 hours later at the Oval Cricket Stadium in Pietermaritzburg, covering a distance of 87km.
1 September 2014 is the opening date for entries into the 2015 Comrades Marathon. The entry period will close on 30 November 2014 or as soon as the special entry cap of 23,000 has been reached. Prospective entrants are encouraged to get their entries in early so as to avoid disappointment.

Entry fees for 2015 are as follows:

  • Local Entries : R380.00
  • Rest of Africa : R600.00
  • International : R2000.00

South African runners will be eligible for the ‘early bird’ entry fee of R350 if their entry is received before 30 September 2014. The regular South African entry fee of R380 will kick in on 1 October 2014 until the entry process is closed.

Runners may enter as follows:

  • Online via the Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com;
  • Through the post by posting your completed entry form with proof of payment to the CMA Office in Pietermaritzburg: P.O. Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209;
  • Comrades Marathon House: by handing the completed entry form together with payment at the CMA office in Pietermaritzburg.

Entry forms will be available at local running clubs, provincial sporting federations and the CMA; as well as selected qualifying races which the Comrades Team will be attending from September to November.

Qualifying for the 2015 Comrades Marathon will be applicable from 1 August 2014 till 4 May 2015. Runners are advised that the 2014 Comrades Marathon will not be an automatic qualifier for next year’s race.

Race Director Rowyn James says, ‘The reason for this is two-fold. We want to encourage runners to be fit and healthy for Race Day. Further, we want to support all other road-running races in the country, especially the Comrades Marathon qualifying races by driving Comrades runners to participate in those running events.’

The Substitution window period will be from 1 – 21 April 2015.

In a first for South African road-running, R1.5-million is up for grabs to the First Man and Woman respectively who break the current male and female up-run records thereby making the Comrades Marathon by far the most lucrative race on the local athletics scene. Leonid Shvetsov holds the male up-run record of 5:24:47 for his 2008 win while Elena Nurgalieva’s 2006 victory in a time of 6:09:24 stands as the female up-run record.

CMA Chairman, Macdonald Chitja says: ‘We are pleased to unveil our 2015 Comrades Marathon campaign and invite the nation to be a part of it. The 90th edition of this world-famous ultra promises to be the best one yet".