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14 May 2019

It’s 25 days to The Ultimate Human Race; and while runners in South Africa and across the world do their last-minute preparations for race day, the organising committee is ensuring that all Comrades refreshment stations are adequately stocked with a variety of runner refreshments at strategic points along the route.
Sunday, 9 June 2019 will see the 94th running of the world-famous Comrades Marathon. This will be the 48th Up Run, starting at the Durban City Hall and finishing 12 hours later at the Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg.
Along the 86.83km route, over 40 refreshment stations will stock the following:
Coke: ​30,350 litres
Fanta / Crème Soda: ​10,650 litres
Coke paper cups (175ml): ​430,000
Thirsti Water sachets: ​2 million
Energy drink sachets: ​480,000
Mageu Number 1: ​32,640 sachets
Bananas: ​9 tons
Oranges: ​4.5 tons
Energy biscuits: 500 kg
Salticrax biscuits: 500 kg
Racefood energy bars: ​20,000
Cooked potatoes: ​1.5 tons

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