Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:31
Hi Folks. The latest from Comrades House on the 2013 entries:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA RELEASE: 2013 Comrades Marathon Early Bird Entries Closed
The second month of the 2013 Comrades Marathon entry process is underway, with entries currently standing at 8515. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the September offering of the ‘early bird’ entry fee of R300 which was implemented for South African runners only, will no longer be valid as the new 2013 fee of R320 kicks in until entries officially close.
Runners from the Rest of Africa will be charged an entry fee of R500 and the cost to International athletes is $US180.
Runners who have not entered the iconic race as yet, have until 30 November 2012 or before the cap of 18000 entries has been reached. No further entries will be accepted after this.
The entry requirements, which are clearly indicated on the entry form, must be adhered to at all times or runners could lose their place at the Start.
Runners may enter:
- online via the Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com;
- at Mr Price Sport, Home and Clothing stores countrywide;
- through the post by posting the completed entry form with proof of payment to the CMA Office in Pietermaritzburg: P.O. Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209;
- Comrades Marathon House: by handing in the completed entry form together with payment at the CMA office in Pietermaritzburg.
With planning for next year’s race already in full swing, the CMA is all set for a Comrades showdown, come Sunday, 2 June 2013. In keeping with tradition, the race will be an ‘up-run’ next year, starting at the Durban City Hall at 05h30 and finishing at The Cricket Oval in Pietermaritzburg 12 hours later.
CMA Race Director, Johan Van Staden says, ‘With just about half of the total number of entries already received within the first month of the entry process, we are confident that the 2013 Comrades Marathon will once again be oversubscribed.’
Van Staden adds, ‘With this in mind, we urge all runners wishing to be a part of the 2013 Comrades Marathon be proactive and secure their place at the Start.’
The CMA has reminded all runners that they may enter the 2013 race prior to running a qualifier (minimum qualifying distance of 42.2km). Qualifying details must be submitted to the CMA by 6 May 2013. For more details, please visit: www.comrades.com