Cape Town - There are just over 4 000 entries still available for next year’s
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With over 20 000 entries already taken up in just four days, Comrades
Marathon Association Race Director Rowyn James has made a last minute plea to
all aspirant runners to urgently get their entry in or face the prospect of not
being part of the 48th Comrades Up Run.
The #Comrades2019 entry process was due to close on December 10, 2018, but
will be shut down as soon as the cap of 25 000 entries has been reached, most
probably in the next day or two.
James says, “At this rate, we can see that all entries
will be taken up before this week is over. Those athletes who are intent on
running next year’s 94th edition of The Ultimate Human Race need to
get their entries in quickly.”
Entry fees for the 2019 Comrades Marathon are as
South African - R600
Foreign Athletes – Africa/ SADC countries - R1 500
Foreign Athletes –
International - R3 800
Runners can enter as follows:
- Online via the Comrades Marathon website or app: www.comrades.com
- 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 payment at Comrades House, 18 Connaught Road, Scottsville,
The 94th Comrades Marathon will be an Up Run on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The race will start at the Durban City Hall at 05:30 and will end 12 hours
later at the Scottsville Racecourse, covering a distance of approximately
87km. This will be the 48th Up Run in Comrades history.
Exciting developments for the 2019 race are the
introduction of two new medals, the Isavel Roche-Kelly Medal and the Robert
Mtshali Medal; as well as increased prize money for the Top 7 finishers.
Qualifying for #Comrades2019 is applicable as of August 26, 2018 until May 2, 2019.
One change in the qualifying criteria is that
athletes must run an official qualifying marathon of 42.2km in under 4:50.