Posted: 20/09/2012 at 14:22
HI Folks A message from Comrades HQ. PLease pass it on and encourgage runners to entrer early
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA RELEASE: 2013 Comrades Marathon Entries Going Fast
Barely three weeks into the entry process of the 2013 ‘Ultimate Human Race’, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that well over a third of the entry tally has been filled, with entries now standing at 6419.
Aspiring runners need to enter by 30 November 2012 or before the cap of 18000 entries has been reached. No further entries will be accepted after this, so runners are urged to enter now or risk losing out.
It is worth a reminder to Comrades runners that the annual road-running challenge has been oversubscribed for the past three years, meaning that late entrants will be left disappointed as they will not be allowed to participate in South Africa’s most famous road-running challenge.
The good news is that South African runners can enjoy a discounted entry fee of R300 until 30 September 2012, thanks to the CMA catering exclusively for its local enthusiasts. The new increased entry fee of R320 will kick in on 1 October 2012 until the entry process is closed.
Runners from the Rest of Africa will be charged an entry fee of R500 and the cost to International athletes is $US180.
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 runners the world over still singing the success of the 2012 event, 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 the large number of entries already received within the first three weeks 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 our local runners to enter during the month of September and benefit from our ‘early bird’ entry fee of R300. We further ask that 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
Statement released by the Comrades Marathon Association on Thursday, 20 September 2012