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INTERNATIONAL RUNNERS BUS TOUR OF THE RACE ROUTE

 

 

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

 

You would? Then why not join our teams of experienced, knowledgeable former Comrades Runners on the International Bus Tour of the Comrades Marathon Race Route.

 

The Tour takes place on Friday, 8th and Saturday, 9th June 2018.

 

There will be two Tours on the Friday (departing at 07H30 and 08H45) and one Tour on Saturday (departing at 07H30). 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 outside the Comrades Marathon Expo in Durban at 07H30 and 08H45 sharp and will travel along the National Highway to the Comrades Marathon House/Museum in Pietermaritzburg. From there, the busses proceed to the Start, in the city centre, and then follow the Race Route, stopping at the Ethembeni School (where you will be entertained with a routine of traditional Zulu dancing and singing), the Intaba View Restaurant in the Valley of a Thousand Hills (where light refreshments will be served), and the Comrades Marathon Wall of Honour, before returning to the departure point in Durban.

 

Boarding of busses commences at 07H00 (for 07H30 departure) and 08H15 (for 08H45 departure).

 

The duration of the Tour is approximately 6½ hours.

 

On the Friday Tour, there will be German and Japanese translators (on the Tour departing at 07H30) and a Portuguese translator (on the Tour departing at 08H45).

 

The cost of the Tour is ZAR 500 per person and must be paid as indicated on the Entry Form.

 

Participants will receive confirmation of their reservation/s during the first week of February 2018 and, thereafter, comprehensive details of the Tour (itinerary, departure venue and boarding procedure) during the first week of May 2018. If you have not received your confirmation and boarding details by Monday, 21 May 2018, 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.

 

NB.

1. PLEASE READ YOUR E-MAILS AROUND THE CRITICAL DATES TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH ALL PROCEDURES.

 

2. IF YOU HAVE NOT BOARDED THE BUS BY 5 MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED DEPARTURE TIME, YOUR SEAT/S MIGHT BE RE-ALLOCATED/FORFEITED TO PERSONS ON THE STANDBY LIST.