Final Week for 2017 Comrades Entries!


A little more than 1500 entries are still available for the 2017 Comrades Marathon as the entry process nears its end. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the three-month long entry process will close in less than a week as last minute entries come in thick and fast.

CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has urged aspiring participants to get their entries in before the process closes. James says, “For the first time in 16 years, the Comrades up-run will once again be finishing at the impressive Scottsville Racecourse. We look forward to hosting our runners on Sunday, 4 June 2017 for the 47th up-run in Comrades history.”


The current entry breakdown is as follows:


South African Entrants




Rest of Africa Entrants


International Entrants



The United Kingdom, USA and Brazil lead the tally of international entrants with 263, 173 and 141 entrants respectively.




Female entrants make up just over 23% of the entry field so far at 4235.

Prospective Comrades runners are urged to enter before the entry process closes on 30 November 2016 or as soon as the 20,000 entry cap is reached. For the latest entry barometer and more information, please visit


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: