Route Tour

Comrades Marathon Route Tour

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Would you like a preview of what awaits you on Race Day?


You would? Then why not join us on the International Bus Tour of the Comrades Marathon Race Route, which is hosted by teams of experienced former Comrades Runners. The Tour takes place on Friday, 27th and Saturday, 28th May 2016.There will be two Tours on the Friday (departing at 08H00 and 09H00) and one Tour on Saturday (departing at 08H00). You must indicate your preference on your Race Entry Form. The Tour is aimed specifically at the Comrades Marathon Novice, but runners from past years, who are seeking a refresher trip, are also welcome. Participants are entitled to be accompanied by a maximum of two guests.


Each of the three Tours will be limited to 150 persons.


The busses depart from Durban at 08H00 and 09H00 sharp and will stop at the Comrades Marathon House and Museum in Pietermaritzburg where light refreshments (vegetarian only) will be served. From there, the busses proceed to the Start in the city centre and then follow the Race Route, stopping at the Ethembeni School for disabled children (where you will be entertained with a routine of traditional Zulu dancing and singing) and the Comrades Marathon Wall of Honour (in the Valley of a Thousand Hills) before returning to the departure point in Durban.


Boarding of busses commences at 07H30 (for 08H00 departure) and 08H30 (for 09H00 departure).The duration of the Tour is approximately 6½ hours.

On the Friday Tour, there will be a German translator (on the Tour departing at 08H00) and a Japanese translator (on the Tour departing at 09H00). On the Saturday Tour, there will be a Portuguese translator.


The cost of the Tour is ZAR 300 per person and must be paid as shown on the Entry Form.


Participants will receive comprehensive details of the Tour and their reservations during the first week of May 2016. If you have not received your confirmation by Monday, 16 May 2016, you must contact the Bus Tour Co-Ordinator, Brian Swart, on e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.