Race Information - International

Comrades Race Information - International

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Please note that all entries will be open as from the 01 September 2015. There will be substitutions for international entries, on a "like-for-like" basis. This means that an International runner, may only be substituted by an International runner. All runners are required to submit their qualifying race and time no later than the 02 May 2016.



General Rules

The Comrades Marathon race will be run on Sunday, 31 May 2016 starting at 05h30 and finishing at 17h30. The race is run from 'gun to gun'. Entries open on 1 September 2015 and close on 30 November 2015.


Qualifying Info

All qualifying races must comply with ASA rules and technical standards. If you do not supply qualifying details with your entry, you must submit your club, license number and qualifying details. 


Medals | Prizes

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Badges and Medals will be awarded to all official finishers who complete the full distance within the 12-hour cut-off timeframe. Find out what Prize Money is on offer for 2016 including Cash Hot Spots. 


Timing Info

The 2016 Comrades Marathon will be timed using the ChampionChip Timing system. All entrants must run with their own ChampionChip and must produce it when collecting their race number.  


Medical Info

The Comrades Marathon Association, with Dr Jeremy Boulter at the helm of its Medical Portfolio, has its prime focus on the health, safety and wellbeing of its runners. Read more for more information. 


Spirit of Comrades

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The CATHSSETA Spirit of Comrades award is presented to a maximum of three people per annum in recognition of individuals who are esteemed to embody the "Spirit of Comrades"