Durban - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced
that entries for the 2019 Comrades Marathon will not be opening on September
1, 2018, as per recent years, as the entry process is currently under review.
is in line with our Runners First Initiative and the feedback received from our
The 2019 Comrades Marathon will be the 94th edition of
the world famous ultra-marathon.
In keeping with its alternating Up Run and
Down Run tradition, next year’s event will be the 48th Up Run in Comrades
history and will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 finishing at the Scottsville
Race Course in Pietermaritzburg.
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James says, "We understand that
many Comrades Marathon athletes are looking forward to getting their entry into
next year’s race, especially following on the unprecedented response we
experienced last year with our entire entry quota selling out within 3 weeks of
opening. Announcements will be made in
due course as to the entry period as well as other exciting developments which
are in the pipeline."
CMA chairperson, Cheryl Winn has requested that Comrades
runners bear with the CMA as we fine tune the process and ensure that the entry
opening for #Comrades2019 will be well-communicated and as open and fair a
process as possible.
Winn says, "Our athletes are our priority and in our
quest to put Runners First, we are certainly ensuring that next year’s Up Run
meets the world class standards that the Comrades Marathon is widely known