The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed the race date for #Comrades2021.
Following the outcome of discussions held on 28 September between CMA with ASA and KZNA, it was confirmed that the 2021 Comrades Marathon has been scheduled to take place on the 13th June meaning it will remain unchanged from the 2nd Sunday in June on which it has been staged for the past several years.
The CMA Board has also confirmed that next year’s 95th Comrades Marathon will be a Down Run, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall and finishing at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium, Covid-19 and Government restrictions permitting.
CMA Chairperson, Cheryl Winn said, “With the inaugural Comrades Marathon having been staged on 24 May 1921, next year’s event promises to be a very special edition of the race with the hosting of the Comrades Marathon Centenary Celebrations hopefully commencing on 23 May 2021.”
Winn adds, “We look forward to issuing more details on #Comrades2021 at our official media launch, especially information on the entry cap, entry fees and qualifying criteria, as well as protocols to be put into place to protect the health and safety of everyone involved with the race. CMA had some wonderful plans for the 2020 ‘Race That Never Was’ but we are pleased to announce that many of those ideas will be carried over to our Centenary Celebrations and make the 95th running of the Comrades Marathon a spectacular affair.”