Wednesday February 10, 2016
The 2016 Entry Cap Reached, 20 000 Entries In!!!


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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.

With less than a month left in its 2014 entry process, the iconic Comrades Marathon has already amassed nearly 14000 entries. International participants from as far afield as Egypt, China, Canada and India as well as a host of European countries will represent more than 60 nations in The Ultimate Human Race, come Sunday, 1 June 2014.

The three-month long entry process for the 89th edition of South Africa's most famous road-running race opened on 1 September and will close at the end of November 2013 or as soon as the entry cap of 18,000 has been reached. The entry barometer currently stands at 13900 and is steadily rising.

Entry is open to all athletes, be they novices or veteran Comrades Marathon runners. Qualifying for the 2014 Comrades Marathon is applicable as of 2 June 2013 until 5 May 2014. Runners have been urged to take careful note of the entry criteria. For more details, please visit the official Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com

The CMA has urged all aspirant Comrades Marathon runners who have not yet entered the 2014 running of the Comrades Marathon, to enter soon to secure a space in next year’s down-run, starting outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall.

CMA Race Director Johan Van Staden says: 'The attraction of the Comrades Marathon to ultra-runners across South Africa and all parts of the world has meant that our entries are being taken up very quickly. At the rate at which entries are coming in, we anticipate that the cap of 18000 will be reached well before 30 November. No extensions will be granted.'

Van Staden adds: 'We warmly welcome all of our international participants but greatly value our local Comrades Marathon runners who have made the race the epic event that it is today. With little more than 4000 spaces left before the close of the entry process, we urge our regular runners to enter as soon as possible so as not to be left disappointed.'


Statement issued by the Comrades Marathon Association's Media Officer, Delaine Cools on Wednesday, 12 November 2013.

  • For an interview, please contact CMA Race Director, Johan Van Staden on 083 625 4438
  • For more information, please contact Delaine Cools on 033 897 8650