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RUNNERS' GUIDE
2019 Spirit of Comrades Nominations Open

“Do good and good will come to you!”

In the spirit of celebrating the do-gooders amongst us, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is calling on runners, supporters and the greater public to submit their nominations for the annual Spirit of Comrades awards gala to be held in Durban in October.

64 outstanding recipients have been honoured with the prestigious Spirit of Comrades Award as well as a 24-carat gold medallion over the past 24 years. The prized accolade is bestowed on three deserving individuals every year in recognition of those who are esteemed to embody the “Spirit of Comrades”.

The criteria are fairly wide but as a guideline, the following factors may be considered:

  • The candidate will have run the Comrades Marathon, most probably on numerous occasions.
  • The candidate may in some way be associated as an integral player in the history of the Comrades Marathon.
  • Most importantly the candidate may have exhibited a particular act of selflessness, sacrifice, courage or perseverance in a particular race or over a period of years.
  • You will be able to nominate your candidate for the Spirit of Comrades Awards by completing this nomination form.

Awards will be awarded at the discretion of The Board. Should you wish to nominate an individual for this award, please complete the nomination form and send it to the CMA before 31 July 2019 or clickthrough to https://www.comrades.com/home-about/spirit-of-comrades.

 

Name of Nominee: 

Address of Nominee:                                                                                Postal Code:

Tel No. of Nominee:                                   

Cell No. of Nominee:

Email address of Nominee:

In no more than 120 words please let us know why you believe the person nominated above should be awarded the Spirit of Comrades Award. Please attach your motivation.

Nomination submitted by:

Address:

Tel No.:

Cell No.: 

Email Address: 

 

PLEASE RETURN BY 31 JULY 2019 TO THE CMA – email: roxanne@comrades.com / Fax: 033 897 8660 / Post: P.0. Box 100621 Scottsville 3209 KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 

SPIRIT OF COMRADES AWARDS ROLL OF HONOUR

1996

Denis Tabakin

Gavin Elliott

John Wright (Dr)

1997

Wally Hayward*

Liege Boulle*

1998

Sam Tshabalala

Percy Dunn

1999

Bruce Fordyce

Don Oliver

2000

Jackie Mekler*

Alan Robb

2001

Vreni Welch

Donovan Wright

2002

Manie Kuhn*

Tommy Malone*

Anonymous Aids Runner

2003

Pat Boyall

Anthony Farr

Johnny Demas

2004

Jetman Msuthu

Carl Peatfield

Zeb Luhabe*

2005

Frith Van Der Merwe

Lucas Nonyana

Zwelitsha Gono

2006

Paul Dolman *

Henk Meyer

Brian Goddard

2007

Richard Whitehead

Paul Selby

Val Wilkinson*

2008

Mark Bloomfield

Kenny Craig

Riel Hugo

2009

Josaya Moima

Ann Margolin

Leon Van Wyk

2010

Anne Kouvarellis

Jaco Zevenster

Vlam Pieterse

2011

Wayne Korras (Dr)

Kabelo Mabalane

Michael Wilkinson

2012

Frankie Cawdry

Mandla Zwane

Jeff Minnaar

2013

Joseph Ta

Vincent o’Neill

Brad Brown

2014

Fiona Scholtz

Debbie Schoeman

Joy & Bernard Murphy

2015

Kabelo Ntsime

Heidi Joubert

Richard Malose Monisi *

2016

Amit Sheth

Shoyab Wadee

Rupin Mehta

2017

Hideo Takano

Steven Viening

Vishal Kanjee

2018

Bob de la Motte

Danie de Wet

Bruce Hargreaves

*Deceased

Statement issued by the Comrades Marathon Association’s Media Officer, Delaine Cools on Wednesday, 10 July 2019