First Quarter of Comrades Entries Gone!


Just one week into the 2016 Comrades Marathon entry process and the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that over a quarter of the 20,000 entry cap has already been filled.

The entry barometer passed the 5000 mark on the morning of Monday 8 September, and you can keep track of the latest entry tally at

The three-month entry process opened on Spring Day, 1 September 2015 and is set to close on 30 November 2015, or as soon as the entry cap of 20,000 has been reached. South African entrants are urged to enter early in order to qualify for the ‘early bird’ entry fee of R380 if their entry is received before 30 September 2015. The regular South African entry fee of R420 will kick in on 1 October 2015 until the entry process is closed.

Runners can enter as follows:
• Online via the Comrades Marathon website:
• By posting their completed entry form with proof of payment to the CMA Office in Pietermaritzburg: P.O. Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209.
• By handing in their completed entry form together with the original bank deposit slip at the CMA office in Pietermaritzburg.

Entry forms are available at local running clubs, provincial sporting federations and the CMA office; as well as selected qualifying races which the Comrades Team will be attending from September to November.