Comrades early-bird entries closing soon

2016-10-05 06:00

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RUNNERS have a few days remaining until the 2017 Comrades Marathon early-bird entries come to an end. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the reduced entry fee of R420, applicable exclusively to South African runners, is valid for September only.

The regular price of R460 will come into effect as from 1 October until the entry process is closed on 30 November or as soon as the 20 000 entry cap has been reached. So far, entries stand at over 7 600 and entries are being taken up quicker than in recent years.

The CMA therefore asks athletes to enter as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

The CMA said it has exciting plans in place to cater for its runners and to make the 2017 Comrades Marathon finish that much more achievable.

CMA general manager, Chris Fisher said they will be providing assistance to beginner runners.

“The CMA will lend greater focus on our novice runners by hosting a series of Bonitas Comrades Novice Seminars and Bonitas Roadshows to motivate and support our athletes.”

Fisher added that in support of our female runners, five Bonitas Women’s Seminars have been scheduled over the months of February and March 2017.

“The CMA marketing team is also currently attending qualifying events across the country where runners can engage and interact with them.”

Entry fees for the 2017 Comrades Marathon:

• Local entries: R460

• Rest of Africa: R770

• International: R2 650

For details on how to enter, visit the Comrades Marathon website - Supplied.

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