Running the Ultimate Human Race is indeed a very special and life-changing experience. The CMA recognises this commitment and in an effort to enhance the experience for the Comrades Novice, an exclusive facility was provided for a unique novice experience.
Entrance was restricted to runners who had yet to earn their first Comrades Marathon Medal. Family members accompanying them were also welcomed. The aim was to enhance and make the overall Comrades experience fun, informative and inspirational for novice athletes.
We were fortunate to have many of our Quadruple Green Number Legends providing motivational talks, mingling with runners and making the earning of that first Comrades Marathon medal a feel a little more achievable.
There were many photo opportunities where Novices could make use of the different backdrops to pose for photos together with the Quadruple Green Number Legends and or the Triple Green Ladies Legends.
By the end of the third day of the Expo, several thousand Comrades Novices and their families had enjoyed one or more visits to the Novice Hospitality facility. The positive feedback received from the Comrades Novices, now Comrades Finishers, as well as from the Green Number Legends has been fantastic.