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  • Comrades MarathonThe 92nd Comrades Marathon will be an up-run on Sunday, 4 June 2017. The race starts at the Durban City Hall at 05h30 and ends 12 hours later.Find out more
  • Entry InformationFind all the race and route information, entry process, registration details and on-the-day logistics for this popular race.Read More
  • Training CentreVirtual Coach Norrie Williamson has developed a series of day-by-day training programmes tohelp with your Comrades Marathon training and preparationRead More
  • Catch Comrades 2016 on Old Mutual LiveCatch the 2016 Comrades Marathon action on Old Mutual Live from the Comrades Expo on 26, 27 and 28 May and the finish line on 29 May 2016.Check out Old Mutual Live
  • Run for more than yourselfWhy not use your Comrades run to raise awareness and funds for a charity you are passionate about. Find out more on our 'More than Yourself' platform. Read More
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Race Countdown


Comrades Marathon


The 92nd Comrades Marathon will be an up-run on Sunday, 4 June 2017. The race starts at the Durban City Hall at 05h30 and ends 12 hours later at the Scottsville Race Course in Pietermaritzburg covering a distance of approximately 88km.

The hard work, dedication, discipline and determination required from each of the runners that participate in this marathon has undeniably made the phrase “It Takes All of You – Zinikele” very appropriate for the 2017 Race Theme

Visit the Old Mutual Expo Stand at the Durban Exhibition Centre

Dates and Times: 1st and 2nd June 2017 from 9am to 7pm and 3rd June from 9am to 5pm

2017 Comrades Marathon

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Entries open 1 September and close 30 November 2016

Norrie Williamson – Old Mutual’s Virtual Coach

Virtual coach Norrie Williamson, taking viewers on a virtual ‘tour’ of the Comrades Marathon


2015 Race Results

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April 26, 2016 Comrades counting down - some interesting little snippet for those on the start line: The race commences around 665m above sea level and drops overall to Durban making it an 'assisted' race 0.73% drop which is over 7 times the allowable for a recognised course - The the distance is obviously A to B and outside the 50% separation allowance for 'distance national / international records' -- That said it would sound…
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April 23, 2016 The 2016 Old Mutual joBerg2c kicked into race mode on a blustery day for riders. Day 2 of the Old Mutual joBerg2c is when the real racing starts at the nine-day, 900km event. After a neutral first day, riders crank into a higher gear for the 93km from Frankfort to Reitz, and for the remaining seven days. Weather conditions on Day 1 were near perfect for a casual meander through the…
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April 19, 2016 The two characteristics of the Comrades Winners are that they possess great endurance and good top end speed. The third talent and skill is their ability and discipline to share our their energy and effort over the length of the Comrades route. This however we will discuss in another post closer to the Great day. These characteristics are seen in elite runners at every distance from 5km upwards, but the terms endurance…
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April 16, 2016 South African Athletes are doing it for themselves and they provided a spectacular two days of athletic competition at the SA Track and Field Championships at Stellenbosch inspite of a programme that many, including the vastly experienced LJ van Zyl, felt was less than kind to Olympic contenders. Caster Semenya provided the major highlight of the second day when she became the first athlete to do the triple winning the 400m,…
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