With 45 days to go to the 90th Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has reminded runners who were unable to enter the 2015 race during the official entry period (1 September – 30 November 2014) to try and secure their place on the Start line through the Substitution process.
The 2015 Comrades Marathon Substitution process opened on 1 April and closes on 21 April 2015. The rule allows for a runner who has not entered to substitute for an entrant who has withdrawn; or intends to withdraw from the 2015 Comrades Marathon.
Substitutions can only take effect on a like for like basis, meaning South African runners can only substitute for SA entrants, Rest of Africa (ROA) athletes for other ROA entrants and International runners for International entrants.
Athletes are encouraged to make use of the online Substitution application feature at www.comrades.com Here runners can access the downloadable forms and view the comprehensive list of rules and regulations which govern the Substitution process.
All complete applications must reach the CMA office by 21 April 2015. There will be no extension of this deadline.
Race Director Rowyn James says, ‘The Substitution process has been going very well with many applications coming through. We remind our runners that there is just one week left before the process closes.’
James adds, ‘With more than 22-thousand runners entered for the 2015 Comrades, it is going to be an amazing 90th Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 31 May 2015. Be part of it!’