Comrades : 2017 Comrades Entries Coming in Thick and Fast
Runners are gearing up for the 92nd edition of the Comrades Marathon next June as more and more get their entries in to guarantee their spot on the start line of the 47th Comrades up-run.
Nearly 4300 entries for the 2017 Comrades Marathon have been received since the entry process opened on 1 September 2016.
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that the UK leads the pack of international entrants with 101 entries.
The 92nd edition of the world famous Comrades Marathon will be run on Sunday, 4 June 2017.
The three-month long entry process will close on 30 November 2016 or as soon as the entry cap of 20,000 has been reached.
Prospective entrants are encouraged to get their entries in early to avoid disappointment.
Entry fees for the 2017 Comrades Marathon are as follows:
Early Bird : R 420.00 (month of September for SA athletes only)
Local Entries : R 460.00
Rest of Africa : R 770.00
International : R2650.00
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James says, We urge our local South African runners to take advantage of the early bird entry fee of R420 during the month of September.
The regular South African entry fee of R460 will kick in on 1 October 2016 until the entry process is closed.
Entry is free to all runners who have completed the Comrades Marathon 25 times or more.
For details on how to enter, please visit the Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com
Qualifying for the 2017 Comrades Marathon is applicable as of 27 August 2016 until 2 May 2017.
Runners are advised that the 2016 Comrades Marathon will not be an automatic qualifier for next years race