After the hugely successful implementation of the new early entry process for the 2010 Comrades Marathon, when over 23 000 athletes responded to the call for entries, the CMA has opted to stick with the winning formula and will open entries for the 2011 Comrades Marathon on Wednesday 1 September 2010!
All former and aspiring Comrades runners are invited to submit their entry for the 2011 race from 1 September to 30 November 2010. There will only be one three-month window (September – November) for athletes to enter, be they former Comrades runners or Novices. Entries will be limited to a maximum total of 18 000 athletes. This means that entries will officially be closed when the maximum number of 18 000 entries are reached, e.g. if 18 000 entries are reached on 7 November 2010, entries will be closed immediately and no further entries will be accepted for the 2011 Comrades Marathon.
Entry fees for the 2011 Comrades Marathon are as follows:
• Local athletes (SA Citizens) R270.00
• Rest of Africa R500.00
• International US$180.00
Athletes will once again have various options on how to enter for the Comrades Marathon, these include the following:
• Online via the Comrades Marathon website, www.comrades.com
• Mr Price Clothing, Home and Sport Stores countrywide (for South African residence)
• Postal: Posting the completed entry form and proof of payment to the CMA Head Office in Pietermaritzburg
• CMA Head Office: Submitting the completed entry form and payment at the CMA Head Office in Pietermaritzburg
Athletes are advised to submit their entries early as the maximum limit of 18 000 will be strictly enforced.