Comrades: runners urged to get entries soon

2012-10-20 00:00

AS the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) nears the end of the second month of the 2013 Comrades Marathon entry process, race director Johan van Staden has announced that the entry count currently stands at 10 405.

With the entry cap of 18 000 rapidly approaching, the CMA has urged runners to be proactive and get their entry in for the 2013 edition of South Africa’s most celebrated running event, if they have not already entered.

The South African entry fee for next year’s Ultimate Human Race is R320, while runners from the rest of Africa will be charged a fee of R500 and the cost to international athletes is $180 (R1 558).

Runners must enter before November 30 or prior to the cap being reached as no further entries will be accepted after this. The entry requirements, which are clearly indicated on the entry form, must be adhered to at all times or runners could lose their place at the start.

Runners may enter:

• online via the Comrades Marathon website:;

• at Mr Price Sport, Home and clothing stores countrywide;

• through the post by posting the completed entry form with proof of payment to the CMA Office in Pietermaritzburg: P.O. Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209;

• at Comrades Marathon House: by handing in the completed entry form together with payment at the CMA office in Pietermaritzburg.

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