Cape Town - Over 19 000 entries into next year’s Comrades Marathon have been snapped
up in the first three days of the process, with more than 15 000 on Day 1
The #Comrades2019 entry process will close on December 10, 2018 or as
soon as the cap of 25 000 entries has been reached.
Organisers have encouraged aspirant runners to get their entries
in urgently to avoid disappointment, considering that entries sold out in three
weeks for the 2018 race.
At the rate at which they are currently going this time around, all
entries will be taken up before three weeks is over.
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.