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Race The Comrades Legends: Race Information

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  • When you HashTag a photo on Instagram with #racethelegend[RACE NUMBER] those photos will be displayed on the participants result profile.
  • When using #racethelegends the latest 15 images on Instagram with this HashTag will also be displayed as a second set on the participants profile.

The profile page to view these images can be accessed from the START LIST by clicking on the HashTag as well as from the WEB RESULTS page by clicking on the results.



INTRODUCTION

The vision of the Comrades Marathon, the world’s largest ultra-marathon is to stage the world’s largest virtual event - Race The legends.

 

About

The CMA’s ‘Race The Comrades Legends’ is a running concept based on the stories of the greatest Comrades Legends in history. The official Comrades Marathon website will include an online functionality where runners can virtually compete, run with and compare with each other and the likes of Bruce Fordyce, Frith van der Merwe, Samuel Tshabalala and many others; where each participant creates their own personal story and on completion is able to earn a real medal.

 

DATE AND TIME OF RACE

The race will be run on Sunday, 14 June 2020 at 00:00am (12 midnight) and finish at 23:59pm on the actual race date in your time zone.

Subject to government regulations

Please respect the current COVID-19 restrictions/regulations of your Country and run within its constraints.

 

ROUTE & DISTANCE

Anywhere! Find the course of your choice and run your favourite route. Whether it be on your property, a treadmill or on public roads.

Please respect the current COVID-19 restrictions/regulations of your Country and run within its constraints.

The following are the different race distance options:

  • 5 km - Couch2Comrades(Fun run)
  • 10km – Comrades Sprint
  • 21.1 km - Comrades Legends Half Marathon
  • 45 km - Half Comrades90km
  • 90 km - Comrades Legends Ultra

Plan your run wisely! Bring sufficient nutrition, water and energy drinks with you – or plan ahead so your course covers your nutrition and fluid needs on race day.

 

ENTRY FEE#

South African Entrants (18 May 2020 – 14 June 2020) - R150.00

Foreign Athletes (International/SADC) (18 May 2020 – 14 June 2020) – $25

RSA entrants who have entered the 2020 Comrades Marathon get a FREE entry into ‘Race The Comrades Legends’ while Foreign athletes DO NOT receive a free entry

There will be no refunds under any circumstances.

 

CLOSING DATE OF ENTRIES

Entries open on 18 May 2020 and close 14 June 2020.

 

AGE RESTRICTION

DISTANCE MINIMUM AGE ON RACE DAY
5km (Fun Run) 9 years
10km

 

15 years

21km 16 years
45km

 

20 years

90km 20 years

 

The minimum age requirement is stipulated in the above table. Please note all athletes must comply with the above.


 

CLUB AND ORGANISATION INFORMATION

The CMA is cognizant of the fact that many Club organised events have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak and find their clubs in financial difficulty.

In support of the entire industry the CMA has established a profit share mechanism on entry income for clubs and organisations who are able to register 500 or more entrants against their Club or organisation.

Clubs or approved organisations are encouraged to sign up as a Team. Once you register your Club as a Team, your club members can then select your Club as the Team they are running for.

A percentage of entry income will be shared amongst all Clubs or approved organisations who have more than 500 athletes registered against their Clubs or organisations

 

RUNNING IN GROUPS

Can I run with friends?

Yes, you can! But please respect social distancing and any other restrictions set by national or local governments due to the prevention of coronavirus spread.

 

Race Numbers

Race Numbers will be emailed to every entrant. Entrants are encouraged to print out the Race Number and attach it to their running kit on Race Day.

Running in your club kit is not required but encouraged.

Participants are encouraged to take images and videos wearing their race numbers and share across the various social media platforms. #racethelegends

 

OFFICIAL RACE THE LEGENDS T-SHIRT

All entrants will have the option to purchase a t-shirt when they enter RACE THE LEGENDS. The race T-shirt is not restricted to finishers, any entrant can purchase a race T-shirt.

The cost of the T-shirt will be R250 for South African Entrants and R350 for International Entrants due to logistical costs.

No refunds or t-shirt swapping will be entertained

Click here to download mens sizing guide Click here to download ladies sizing guide


TIME LIMITS & CUT-OFFS

You must upload your race data by 11:59pm on 14 June 2020 to qualify for the finisher medal.

 

RACE TIMING

Your smart phone, smart watch, fitness watch or activity tracker is your personal “virtual timing chip”. Start the session and run your selected distance. When you reach the race distance you have entered stop the session and simply, link your Strava, Garmin, Polar or Suunto account to your runner profile. We also support session file imports for GPX, TCX and FIT formats – you will also be able to manually input running data - so there is nothing holding you back from RACE THE LEGENDS.

 

RESULTS

Your time will be updated to the official results service for the event you participate in. However, real official timing can only be carried out with homologated chip timing technologies at real certified running events. Please also note, that even though your watch or phone may deduct pauses you may have taken during your session, we do not. We measure from start to finish!

The results will be published on the Comrades Marathon website and be fully available in our app where you can subscribe to finish notifications for the runners you want to follow.

 

General Awards

All athletes who finish their respective distance will receive a physical Race the Comrades Legends Medal.

All finishers will also receive an online finishers certificate once you have finished your race distance which you will be able to share with all friends and family.

Virtual race participants will receive their items upon completion of their run (up to 3 - 4 Months after the event).

 

RACE 4 CHARITY

CMA will work with its official charities to identify projects to assist in the fight against COVID-19 and other worthy needs in society.

The CMA has identified projects that are major contributors to COVID-19. The proceeds raised by the R4C platform will be used to systematically repress the spread of COVID-19.

 

FURTHER ENQUIRIES

Email info@comrades.com

 

1921 BILL ROWAN

1975 VINCENT RAKABAELE

1983 BRUCE FORDYCE

1989 SAMUEL TSHABALALA

1923 ARTHUR NEWTON

1931 PHIL MASTERSTON-SMITH

1930 WALLY HAYWARD

1975 ELIZABETH CAVANAUGH

1933 HARDY BALLINGTON

1933 MAX TRIM-BOURNEN

1989 FRITH VAN DER MERWE

1952 TREVOR ALLEN

19353 WALLY HAYWARD

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