COMRADES CENTENARY HOPE CHALLENGE UPDATE:

Nearly 7500 entrants from around the world have signed up to participate in the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge virtual event on Sunday, 13 June.

Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James has called on runners to get their entry in via the official Comrades Marathon website and to be part of this year’s Comrades Centenary festivities.

James says, “The Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge promises to be an exciting day of running even though runners will participate virtually. We are pleased with the international tally so far and look forward to many more nations being represented in what is the Comrades Marathon’s second virtual race since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

International entries are as follows:

CountryNumber
Argentina1
Australia78
Austria5
Belgium4
Bolivia1
Botswana34
Brazil292
Canada30
Chile1
Colombia4
Cyprus1
Finland2
France2
Germany47
Hong Kong3
Hungary1
India32
Indonesia5
Ireland33
Israel6
Japan17
Kenya10
Malaysia1
Mauritius3
Mozambique4
Namibia10
The Netherlands8
New Zealand19
Norway1
Philippines1
Poland1
Portugal2
Russia1
Singapore5
South Africa6695
Spain1
St Martin2
Eswatini7
Sweden1
Switzerland16
Taiwan2
Tanzania1
Thailand2
Trinidad and Tobago1
Turkey2
UAE65
Uganda6
UK146
USA85
Vietnam1
Wales1
Zambia73
Zimbabwe78

The #ComradesCentenaryHopeChallenge follows the hosting of the CMA’s inaugural virtual event #RaceTheComradesLegends last year which saw 43,778 entrants from 102 nations participating in one of the world’s biggest and most successful virtual races.

 

PROVINCIAL ENTRY STATISTICS

 Provincial entry statistics for the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge are as follows.

The lion’s share of entries hail from Gauteng, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

Province%
Limpopo3.70%
Gauteng51.93%
KwaZulu-Natal16.25%
Western Cape9.64%
Free State3.25%
Eastern Cape3.98%
Northern Cape1.62%
Mpumalanga7.28%
North West2.35%

 

YOUNGEST & OLDEST ENTRANTS

The youngest entrant so far is Evan Labuschagne from Pretoria, Gauteng.

The oldest entrants are both 84 years old, named Jodi Pastorino from Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal and Chris de Kock from Pretoria, Gauteng.