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About Comrades Marathon

Dating from 1921 and traditionally run in May, the Comrades Marathon is an International endurance race which covers a distance of 89km between Pietermaritzburg City Hall and Kingsmead Stadium in Durban, with the direction being reversed each year. A three day Expo related to running and other sporting activities is held simultaneously.

The race is considered to be the largest ultramarathon worldwide and lasts for 12-hours. Competitors are required to reach certain points within an allotted time, failing which they are disqualified. Entry forms, routes and further details are provided at the website.


18 Connaught Road, 3201, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Telephone: +27(33)8978650 | Fax: +27(33)8978660 | Official Homepage

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