2016 Comrades Marathon launch

2015-08-19 06:00

THE 2016 Comrades Marathon campaign was launched by the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) in Johannesburg recently with South African 2015 Comrades Marathon winners, Gift Kelehe and Caroline Wostmann.

The 2016 campaign is centered on the humbling aspect of the race with the slogan “Izokuthoba - It Will Humble You”.

“With its 90-year history, the Comrades Marathon is recognised as the biggest and oldest ultra-marathon in the world, and also the most challenging. The beauty of this event is that it is a humbling experience and you may never be the same person again once you have completed it. My call to you is to get involved, either as a runner, a volunteer or supporter,” said CMA general manager, Chris Fisher.

The 91st Comrades Marathon will be a down-run on Sunday, 29 May with 1 September marking the opening date for entry. The entry period will close on 30 November or as soon as the entry cap of 20 000 has been reached. Prospective entrants are encouraged to get their entries in early to avoid disappointment.

Entry fees for the 2016 Comrades Marathon are R420 for local entries, R700 for the rest of Africa and R2 400 for international runners.

South African runners will be eligible for the early-bird entry fee of R380 if their entry is received before 30 September.

The regular South African entry fee of R420 will kick in on 1 October until the entry process is closed.

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

Visit www.comrades. com for more information or connect with Comrades Marathon Association via social media. - Supplied

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