Participation of financially disadvantaged runners in the 2023 Comrades Marathon

The Comrades Marathon Association is proud to announce that it will be offering a facility to support the participation of financially disadvantaged runners in the 2023 Comrades Marathon.

The CMA has implemented the Underprivileged Runners Programme through which disadvantaged runners will be provided with a comfortable mattress and blanket to rest; and food to eat the night before and on the night of the Comrades Marathon. Runners will be accommodated at the YMCA in Alan Paton Street in Pietermaritzburg behind the Sasol Filling Station.

However, due to the overwhelming demand, runners are urged to apply early, as this offer is being made to all runners throughout South Africa and space is limited! Underprivileged runners will be receiving sleeping facilities the night before 10 June 2023) and the night of the race (11 June 2023), carbo-meals, energy drinks as well as transportation.

Please note that the initial transportation from your residence to either Durban or Pietermaritzburg and back to your place of residence will be for your own expense.

In order for us to make provisions, we will require that you fill-in and email the attached form, by no later than 26 May 2023. Please note: to qualify for the programme you must be unemployed or earn less than R6000 a month. Please send us proof of earnings or an affidavit as proof of your earnings or unemployment.

Once again, we look forward to providing support to the financially disadvantaged runners this year and thank you for your participation in this exciting venture!

Yours sincerely,

Sifiso Mngoma
Social Media & Brand Officer
Comrades Marathon Association

Click HERE to download the underprivileged runners application form