Halfway through the 2017 Comrades Marathon entry process and the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that more than half of the entry cap has been taken up.
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has confirmed that the entry process has continued to proceed smoothly with runners from around the world showing a heightened interest in the world’s most gruelling ultra-marathon.
James says, “We have captured nearly 11500 successful entries so far which equates to 56% of our entry quota.”
As part of the CMA’s Runners First Initiative, a Comrades club manual has been developed, which will assist running clubs to make better use of the Comrades entry system.
In light of its commitment to improving its relationship with running clubs across the country, the CMA will host an interactive club session on 22 October 2016. This will assist club managers to update details and qualifying times of runners who do not have the facilities to do so.
Club managers will also have the ability to verify which club the athlete belongs to as well as his/her qualifying details. All athletes who are flagged by club managers will be contacted by the CMA’s in-house entries team.
- South African Entrants: 10447
- Rest of Africa Entrants: 144
- International Entrants: 763
James concludes, “With less than two months to go till the 2017 Comrades entry process closes, we would like to urge runners who have not yet entered to do so as soon as possible.”
For details on how to enter and other information, please visit www.comrades.com