The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that more than 6500 entries have already been received since the 2016 Comrades Marathon entry process opened on 1 September 2015.
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has reminded all South African athletes that there are only two weeks remaining before the special early bird entry fee of R380 expires.
James says, ‘We hope to have as many South African runners take advantage of this special offer. As of 1 October, the South African entry fee will increase to R420.’
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. Entry fees for the 2016 Comrades Marathon are as follows:
• Local Entries : R 420
• Rest of Africa : R 700
• International : R2400
Entry is free to all runners who have completed the Comrades Marathon 25 times or more.
Runners can enter as follows:
• online via the Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com;
• 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.
Next year’s down-run will be the 91st edition of the world’s greatest ultra-marathon on Sunday, 29 May 2016. The race starts at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 05h30 and ends 12 hours later at the Sahara-Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban, covering a distance of around 90km.
Please visit www.comrades.com for any information about the race. There is even an entry barometer which shows how many runners have entered the race.