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SPAR WOMEN'S CHALLENGE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF ROAD RUNNING IN DURBAN

19 June 2019

The oldest race in the SPAR Women’s Challenge series – the Durban race – turns 30 this year and organisers predict a fast and exciting race as part of the celebrations on Sunday. The Durban Challenge takes place two weeks after South Africa’s most famous race, the Comrades Marathon.
 
Many of the women who did well in the Comrades Marathon cut their road-runnin


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REVISED COMRADES MARATHON QUALIFYING CRITERIA

18 June 2019

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that qualifying events for the 2020 Comrades Marathon will include all official marathons being held between 25 August 2019 and 2 May 2020.
 
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has confirmed that the CMA has formally retracted the clause mentioned in the 2019 Entry Form that the qualifying period for the 2020 race will coincide with the opening


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GERDA STEYN'S 10 "FIRSTS" AFTER WINNING COMRADES

by Michelle Carnegie - 18 June 2019

It’s been a little more than a week since South Africa’s golden girl of ultra-distance running Gerda Steyn smashed the Comrades Marathon record in a sensational 5:58:53. Gerda chatted to Run24 about her “10 firsts” as she crossed the finish line of her dream race.

Q: First thought as you crossed that finish line? 
So, this is what it feels like to be a Comrades w


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COMRADES WINNER TO PAY OFF FAMILY HOME WITH WINNINGS

13 June 2019

The 2019 men’s winner of the Comrades Marathon plans to pay off his family home with the R700 000 winnings from the Ultimate Human Race.
 
“I’m so grateful to have my hard work pay off in this way. I’m grateful for the support of my Nedbank team, my coach and more importantly my family – having them here watching me today makes this victory that much sweeter,&rdquo


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MEDICAL STATISTICS FOR 2019 COMRADES RACE DAY

13 June 2019

With 19103 Comrades Marathon runners on the start line on Sunday, 9th June 2019, and 16439 finishers, the Comrades Marathon’s Medical portfolio had another busy day on their hands.
 
Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Medical Convener, Dr Jeremy Boulter has issued the medical statistics for the 2019 Comrades Marathon.
 
595 runners r


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON PROVISIONAL RESULTS

11 June 2019

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) hosted an exclusive #Comrades2019 Champions Breakfast at the Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban this morning (10.6.2019) with the winners, Edward Mothibi and Gerda Steyn, other top performers, CMA sponsors including major sponsor Bonitas, government dignitaries, road-running officials and the media.
 
Nedbank Running Club’s Mothibi won the Men&rsquo


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON : ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

06 June 2019

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) hosted the official media briefing for the 94th Comrades Marathon to be held on Sunday, 9 June 2019.
The official route distance for this year’s Up Run is 86.83km. Along the route will be 41 fully stocked refreshment stations, containing water, fruit, energy drinks, energy bars, chocolates, biscuits and cooked potatoes. These stations will


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COMRADES ANNOUNCES RACE DAY TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIP

04 June 2019

Runners and supporters will enjoy a seamless transport service on Comrades race day, thanks to a joint partnership between the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) and the South African National Taxi Council - Durban Central (SANTACO), together with local bus service provider, Kalamazoo.

SANTACO is the mouthpiece of the country’s minibus taxi industry, having been formed in 2001. The industry


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON TOP CONTENDER PROFILES

31 May 2019

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is pleased to announce a strong contention of both South African and International athletes in the 94th edition of The Ultimate Human Race.
 
With more than R4-million in prize money, Sunday, 9 June 2019 will show us who truly rules the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal.
 
Men:
Bongmusa Mthembu
Mthembu will un


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#COMRADES2019 ROAD CLOSURES

29 May 2019

With just 10 days to Comrades race day, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James has confirmed that the following road closures will be effective over Comrades race weekend, Saturday 8th and Sunday, 9th June.

The 94th Comrades Marathon is an Up Run, starting at the Durban City Hall at 5h30 and finishing 12 hours later at the


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