Two Weeks Left for 2017 Comrades Entries


With less than 4 000 entries available for the 2017 Comrades Marathon, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the entry process will soon come to a close. The United Kingdom, USA and Australia currently top the list of international countries with the highest tally of entries. The CMA has further confirmed that nearly 30% of the entrants are novices while a total of 2 150 Green Number runners have entered.


The most recent entry breakdown is as follows:

Country Current Count
South African Entrants 14 615
Rest of Africa Entrants 293
International Entrants 1 097










The most recent provincial entry breakdown is as follows:

Province Current Count
Eatern Cape 461
Free State 401
Gauteng 7 647
Kwazulu Natal 2 802
Limpopo 463
Mpumalanga 646
North West Province 367
Northern Cape 118
Western Cape 1 631


Prospective 2017 Comrades Marathon runners are urged to enter before the entry process closes on Wednesday, 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: