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#Comrades2020 Entries Open

Iphupho Lami – Dare to Dream

Dreams do come true as thousands of Comrades runners secure their entry into next year’s Comrades Marathon, since the entry process opened at 8am this morning (Monday, 28 October 2019).

Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James has announced that over 11,500 entries have been received via online and walk-in entries over the past few hours.

The entry period closes on 30 November 2019 or as soon as the entry cap of 27,500 entries has been reached. Prospective entrants are encouraged to get their entries in early to avoid disappointment, considering that entries sold out in just six days for the 2019 race.

Entry fees for the 95th Comrades Marathon are as follows:

  • South African                                                          : R 600.00
  • Foreign Athletes – Africa/ SADC countries      : R1500.00
  • Foreign Athletes – International                        : R3800.00

Entry is free to all runners who have completed the Comrades Marathon 25 times or more.

Runners can enter as follows:

  • online via the Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com or the Comrades App;
  • by posting their completed entry form with proof of payment to the CMA Office: P.O. Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209;
  • by handing in their completed entry form together with the original deposit slip at Comrades House, 18 Connaught Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg; as no cash will be accepted.

CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has advised that the entry cap has been increased from 25,000 to 27,500 entries, making the Comrades Marathon the largest single distance road race in South Africa.”

James adds, “The CMA has allocated 7,000 entries exclusively for novice entrants and 2,500 entries for international entrants. It’s all about being people-focused and putting our runners first!”

NOTE: #Comrades2020 will be a Down Run on Sunday, 14 June 2020. The race starts at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 05h30 and ends 12 hours later at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, covering a 90,2km distance. This will be the 47th Down Run in Comrades history.