Comrades: last chance for hopefuls as CMA allots 2 000 extra spaces for next year's race

2009-11-27 00:00

FOR those runners who were too slow in registering for Comrades 2010, all is not lost.

In a surprise move yesterday, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) allotted an extra 2 000 places for next year’s race after the overwhelming response from previous runners and novices meant the 20 000 spaces were snapped up in record time.

Renee Jordaan, race organiser, said that since the close of entries was announced earlier this month, the CMA has been inundated with requests from runners to re-open entries. She said many have complained that they were not aware of the closing dates and others had said they had no access to computer facilities to enter online.

The latest batch of entries will open on the morning of Saturday, January 30, at 9 am and will be accepted only at Mr Price Clothing, Sport and Home Stores countrywide. Entries will close as soon as the 2 000 mark is reached.

Jordaan stressed that this is definitely the last chance for entries.

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