The CMA has rolled out a programme of International Ambassadors who are runners or ex-runners with the passion for Comrades, who represent CMA in their country. Ultimately, the CMA will try to have an Ambassador in every country, but at the moment there are Ambassadors in 8 countries. Mark Bloomfield (USA) and Bruce Hargreaves (Australia) have been with the Programme for a while now, and are a tremendous asset to the CMA. We would like to welcome our newest Ambassadors, that of Amit Sheth (India) and Andrea Moritz (Canada).
What do Ambassadors do?
All the Ambassadors are volunteers, and they liaise with both existing Comrades runners in their region and the CMA. With the Comrades family spread through a wide range of cultural and ethnic groups around the world, they also give the CMA an insight as to how their area perceives Comrades. One of the highest priorities the CMA has is to ensure all runners, both South African and International enjoy their Comrades experience so they want to know what they did well, and where they can improve, so please take the time to fill out the attached questionnaire and return it to the Ambassador near you, who in turn will prepare a report for the CMA based on your comments.(The Brazilian runners have already done this through Nato.)
Should you know somebody in your country (even yourself) who has the passion for Comrades and is prepared to spend some time talking Comrades to runners in their country, let the nearest Ambassador to you know and their name will be put forward to the CMA.
The existing Ambassadors are: