Half of 2017 Comrades Entry Cap Taken Up


More than half of the 20,000 entry cap has been claimed in the first 33 days of the 2017 Comrades Marathon entry process. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that entries are being taken up quicker this year than in the recent past.

The 2017 Comrades entry process opened on 1 September 2016 and closes on 30 November 2016 or as soon as the 20,000 entry cap is reached. The entry tally currently stands at well over 10100. For the latest entry barometer and more information, please visit www.comrades.com

Entry Breakdown:
South African Entrants – 9306
Rest of Africa Entrants – 122
International Entrants – 695

Provincial Breakdown:
Northern Cape 62
North West 223
Free State 253
Eastern Cape 261
Limpopo 261
Mpumalanga 372
Western Cape 1141
KwaZulu-Natal 1634
Gauteng 4998

CMA General Manager, Chris Fisher says, “We are now into the second month of the 2017 Comrades entry process and plans are progressing incredibly well towards Comrades race day on Sunday, 4 June 2017.”

Fisher adds, “With the major focus on our athletes and the CMA’s Runners First Initiative, we are working with all role-players to ensure that the 92nd Comrades Marathon is the best yet.”
Entry fees for the 2017 Comrades Marathon are as follows:

Local Entries : R 460.00
· Rest of Africa : R 770.00
· International : R2650.00

For details on how to enter, please visit the Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com