Final day for Big C Early Bird Entries


Today is the final day for South African runners to take advantage of the Comrades Early Bird entries for next year’s race.

The early bird entry fee of R380 is valid until midnight tonight (30 September 2015).

Entries for the 2016 Comrades ‘down-run’ currently stands at over 9 100. The entry cap is 20 000.

CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has urged South African athletes to take advantage of the reduced entry fee before the month long early bird entry period comes to an end tonight.

James says, ‘We plan to make the 91st Comrades Marathon a truly memorable experience for our runners and all other stakeholders. We encourage our South African runners to take advantage of the Early Bird entry fee.’

As of tomorrow (1 October), the South African entry fee will increase to R420. Please visit to view the rising entry barometer.

The three month-long entry process will close on 30 November 2015 or as soon as the entry cap of 20 000 has been reached. Next year’s down-run will be the 91st edition of the world’s greatest ultra-marathon on Sunday, 29 May 2016.