2024 COMRADES MARATHON CUT-OFFS

2024 COMRADES MARATHON CUT-OFFS

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed the cut-offs for this year’s 97th Comrades Marathon.

With this year being an Up Run starting at the Durban City Hall, CMA Race & Operations Manager, Ann Ashworth has factored in a 5-minute increase in the 1st cut-off at Pinetown.

Ashworth says, “This is to account for the time taken for athletes at the back to cross the start line and having regard to the ongoing roadworks at Sherwood which may cause delays in the first 8km. The 5-minute time increase will also assist runners in pacing the first half of the race more consistently by reducing any pressure to start too fast. In addition, the Umlaas Road cut-off is at a new location closer to Pietermaritzburg, also due to ongoing roadworks, and the cut-off time has been adjusted accordingly.”

All other cut offs are unchanged from 2017 and 2019, although the final cut-off is currently under review. At present, athletes will have 50 minutes to complete the race from the top of Polly Shortts, a distance of 6,84km.

CUT-OFF DISTANCE IN TO GO CLOCK TIME
Pinetown (St. Johns Ave subway) 18.57 67.34 2:45:00
Winston Park (Caltex Garage) 29.56 56.36 4:30:00
Drummond (Halfway) 43.08 42.84 6:10:00
Cato Ridge (N3 subway) 57.05 28.87 8:10:00
Umlaas Road
(on new highway segment immediately after highest point)
67.71 18.2 9:40:00
Mkondeni (Top of Polly Shortts)
(UNDER REVIEW)
79.07 6.84 11:10:00
Finish Line 85.914km 12:00:00

The 97th Comrades Marathon will be the 49th Up Run on Sunday, 9 June 2024, starting at the Durban City Hall at 05h30 and ending 12 hours later at the HollywoodBets Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg, covering a distance of 85.91km.

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