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:
|Trinidad and Tobago||1|
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.
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.