Comrades organisers expect rush of entries

2008-04-29 00:00

The organisers of the Comrades Marathon are bracing themselves for a last minute rush of entries, which are expected to flood in over the next week.

Katia Jones of the Comrades Marathon Association said they have issued an urgent reminder about the strict closing date which is May 5, next week Monday.

“With the final qualifying races taking place throughout the country over the next 10 days, the organisers are expecting over 12 000 runners to compete in the gruelling world famous event this year,” said Jones.

Race director Renee Jordaan has once again reiterated the different options available when entering.

“Runners can enter online at, post their entry to Comrades House or visit any Mr Price Clothing or Mr Price Sports stores countrywide with a completed entry form,” said Jordaan.

“The 2008 Comrades Marathon will be the 83rd running of the world’s oldest and greatest ultra marathon and it is going to be a spectacular event. We are therefore committed to assisting runners in whatever way we can to get their entries in so that they can be part of the race,” said Jordaan.

Anyone experiencing problems can contact the association’s office at 033 897 8650 or e-mail

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