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All current entrants in the 89th Comrades Marathon.

 

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General Rules and Information

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COMRADES MARATHON 2014download pdf 

THIS RACE IS RUN UNDER THE AUSPICES OF IAAF, ASA, KZNA AND CMA

 

SOUTH AFRICAN ENTRANTS

ENTER ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD AN ENTRY FORM - (NOTE: Manual Entry forms are for South African Entrants only)

INTERNATIONAL ENTRANTS

ENTER ONLINE OR ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ENTRIES

Entries for the 2014 Comrades Marathon are limited to a maximum of 18 000 and there will be no extensions. All current and potential Comrades Marathon runners that wish to run the 2014 Comrades Marathon are urged to take careful note of the entry process and the cutoff date. All runners are urged to enter early to avoid disappointment.

Entries open on the 1 September 2013 and close on 30 November 2013 or once the quota of 18 000 has been reached.

 

DATE AND TIME OF RACE

The race will be run on Sunday, 1 June 2014 starting at 05h30 and finishing at 17h30. The race is run from ‘gun to gun’.

 

ROUTE & DISTANCE

It is a “DOWN RUN” starting at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg and finishing at The Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban. The race distance is approximately 89.9km. The distance is subject to change and will be confirmed in the final race instructions.

 

ENTRY FEE

Early Bird Entry for South African Entrants (1 September to 30 September 2013 ONLY) is R320.00.

South African Entry Fee (1 October 2013 to 30 November 2013) is R350.00.

Entry fee is waived for holders of 25 or more Comrades medals.

Contact CMA for a 25 medal plus voucher number required during the entry process

 

ENTRY PERIOD

Entries open on 1 September 2013 and close on 30 November 2013. There will only be one entry window period for all athletes to enter whether they are former Comrades runners or Novices.

Entries will be limited to a maximum of 18,000 and no extensions will be entered into. Entries will close on 30 November 2013 or once the 18,000 entries have been received (e.g. if 18,000 entries are received by 15 November 2013 then no further entries will be accepted). All current and potential Comrades Marathon runners that wish to run in 2014 are urged to take careful note of the entry process and the cut-off date.

NO entries will be taken in 2014.

Total number of entries will be capped at 18,000.

RIGHTS RESERVED

Any irregularities in your entry form will result in a rejected entry. Comrades Marathon Association reserves the right to accept or reject any entry, subject to the rules of IAAF, ASA, KZNA and CMA. Any runner contravening the rules of the race may be banned from the event.

 

AGE RESTRICTION

The minimum age requirement is that the athlete must be 20 years or older on the day of the race. Please note that the athlete must be 20 years of age on the day of running the qualifying event in South Africa. 

 

RESTRICTION ON ENTRY

The Comrades Marathon is restricted to club registered runners only. The domicile rule will be strictly enforced. No athlete may run for a club other than a club registered in the Province in which they domicile. No wheelchairs, nor any mechanical aids will be permitted. No runner may run with an animal under any circumstances.

 

SUBSTITUTION WILL BE ACCEPTED IN 2014.

The Comrades marathon will accept substitutions for the 2014 Comrades Marathon during the window period starting on 1 April 2014 and ending 30 April 2014. No late substitutions will be accepted.

 

HOW TO ENTER

1. ONLINE ENTRIES - Please note that in order to enter online you will require either a Visa or Master Credit Card. Online entries will open on 1 September 2013.

2. Hand deliver your entry to the CMA House in Pietermaritzburg by 18h00 on closing date of entries. (See above for details of closing date)

3. POSTAL ENTRIES - Post your entry to Comrades Marathon, PO Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209. You may enter using one of the following options, either by cheque, postal order or direct deposit. All cheques, postal orders and direct deposits must be made payable to the Comrades Marathon Association. Postal entries must be postmarked by the Post Office no later than closing date of entries (see Closing Date of Entries details).

4. DIRECT DEPOSIT - Runners may pay their entry fee by DIRECT DEPOSIT into a Nedbank branch and post their entry form and deposit slip to CMA. Bank details are: Nedbank, Branch Code: 130526, Account No. 1305846559.

Please write your ID Number on the original deposit slip and attach this to the entry form.

 

POST THE ORIGINAL DEPOSIT SLIP WITH YOUR ENTRY.

No photocopies will be accepted.

Keep a copy of your entry form.

PLEASE DO NOT DUPLICATE YOUR ENTRY.

NO FAX ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!

NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

 

 

CHAMPIONCHIP

All entrants must run with their own ChampionChip. Entrants who do not own their own ChampionChip must purchase a chip from ChampionChip Africa, or one of their distributors, prior to entering the event. Runners MUST produce their ChampionChip when collecting their race number. All runners are required to wear a ChampionChip timing device on their shoes for the duration of the race. The chip must be registered in the runner’s name and NOT belong to someone else. Wearing another athlete’s Champion Chip will lead to disqualification.

NO CHIP, NO RESULTS.

For more information please contact ChampionChip on +27(0)861100963 or visit their website www.championchip.co.za  

 

RUNNING KIT, SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING

ASA approved Club colours and the two Nedbank Comrades Marathon 2014 race numbers must be worn on the front and back of your upper body garment throughout the race.

 

Athletes are reminded to wear their race number on the front and back of their upper body garment and NOT on their running shorts as this will result in disqualification. The Nedbank sponsored peak, which you will receive in your runner’s goodie bag, is the only branded headgear permitted on race day. Runners must familiarize themselves with and abide by the advertising rules as per the IAAF and ASA Rulebooks. (IAAF Rule 143 and ASA Rule 13.1 and advertising regulations). These provisions apply for the duration of the race including warming up, all race ceremonies and official press conference. Under no circumstances may a runner display a political slogan. (IAAF Rule 2(a)).

 

SECONDING \ PHYSICAL ASSISTANCE

The no mobile seconding rule will be very strictly enforced. No seconds may drive, cycle or run alongside any athlete on the route. The stand and hand rule, whereby a runner’s seconds may stand at any point on the route and hand refreshments to their athlete while they remain stationary, will apply. No seconds may travel on the route. No pacing will be permitted. Any transgressions will lead to disqualification. Any athlete being found carried along the route and/or before the finish line will be liable for disqualification. (IAAF Rule 144)

 

In compliance with IAAF Rule 144.2(b) athletes are not allowed to be in possession or use cassette recorders, radios, CD, radio transmitted, mobile phone or similar devices.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ENTRY

Entries can be confirmed on the Comrades Marathon website www.comrades.com by logging on as a user with the logon name and password supplied during the entry process. Entries will also be acknowledged to valid e-mail addresses and/or SMS (as supplied on your entry form).

 

It is your personal responsibility to check your details and confirmation of entry. If any of the details are incorrect please log on with the logon name, password supplied and correct your details. Print your entry confirmation email. You must produce this confirmation together with your ChampionChip in order to collect your race number. Athletes who ordered a new ChampionChip will receive these at registration, with the chip registered to their name.

 

NUMBER COLLECTION

You must collect your race number, FREE runner’s t-shirt and Goodie Bag from the venue you have indicated on your entry form. Should you have placed an order for a ChampionChip with your entry form, please note that the chip will be in your race number pack and can ONLY be collected from the registration venue you have indicated. ChampionChip ordered with the entry form will NOT be issued before registration dates. Should you wish to use your chip for qualifying races before Comrades Marathon, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly. These items will not be posted to you. It is important to note the following when collecting your race number package:-

 

All runners MUST produce their ChampionChip when collecting their race number.

All runners MUST provide proof of identity in order to collect their race number. ID book, Passport or Driver’s License.

NO race numbers will be issued on race day.

 

REGISTRATION VENUE

 

DURBAN             

PIETERMARITZBURG

Bonitas Comrades Expo    

Comrades Marathon House

Durban Exhibition Centre

18 Connaught Road

Walnut Road

Scottsville

Duban

Pietermaritzburg

 

DATES AND TIMES

Thursday                        

29 May 2014  09h00 - 19h00

Friday

30 May 2014  09h00 - 19h00

Saturday

31 May 2014  09h00 - 17h00

 

If you are unable to collect your race number package, a third party can collect this on your behalf providing they have a printed copy of Acknowledgement of Entry, the athlete’s ChampionChip as well as a letter of authorization from the entrant. The person collecting the race number package must have identification.

Runners may not claim their registration package after registration closes. These items will not be posted to you and no refunds will be processed.

 

BUS TICKETS

Bus tickets from Durban to the start in Pietermaritzburg and from the finish in Durban back to Pietermaritzburg after the race will be available for sale at the Expo - Busses Ticket Kiosks prior to the race. No tickets will be available on race day.

 

TIME LIMITS & CUT OFFS          

The race is run from “gun to gun”. The cut-off times for these points will be confirmed in the final race instructions. The CMA reserves the right to alter these positions. Runners will be required to board a rescue bus and be transported to the finish venue should they not have reached the cut-off points within the specified time.

Athletes MUST retire once ordered to do so by an official medical delegate or medical staff. [IAAF Rule 240 8(c)]. Failing to comply with this rule will lead to disqualification.

The cut-off points will be clearly sign posted and do not relate to the location of any timing mats or other markers along the route.

 

CUT-OFF POINT            

TIMES

Cato Ridge - N3 Subway       

 5:10  (10h40)

Drummond (Halfway)

 6:10  (11h40)

Winston Park

 8:30  (14h00)

St Johns Avenue

10:00  (15h30)

Sherwood 45th Cutting

11:20  (16h50)

 

Please note that these times and positions are subject to change should the organisers deem it necessary. The final cut-off is at 12 hours (17h30) and if you have not reached the Finish, you must leave the route and retire from the race immediately.

 

FINAL RACE INSTRUCTIONS

Your Final Race Instructions form part of the rules of the race and will be included with your race number.