ChampionChip, our partner in the CMA’s inaugural virtual event, Race the Comrades Legends, has completed the packaging and dispatch of medals, T-shirts and branded products to all participants.

 

SOUTH AFRICAN PARTICIPANTS

 

Most South African entrants would have collected their medals, T-shirts and other branded products from the Mr Price Stores, which was carried out in two cycles.

 

The first was for those who did not order a T-shirt, with a second collection having been effected for those who had ordered the Race the Comrades Legends T-shirt.

 

The reason for this was that the T-shirts were only available around the second half of September, hence we did not want to delay the delivery of medals to those participants who had not ordered a T-shirt.

 

INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS

 

With regards to delivery to our international entrants, we are pleased to report that the packing team has now completed the packaging and dispatching of thousands of Race the Comrades Legends medals, T-shirts and other branded products to participants all over the world.

 

These have now been shipped to the various countries with the final shipment having gone out around the 20th of December, just before the holiday closure.

 

These bulk packages have been sent to the respective Comrades Brand Ambassadors who have undertaken to distribute the individual packages to participants in their regions. In as much as this has been a great benefit and amounted to cost saving, delivery to each country has posed its own challenges during the global COVID-19 lockdown.

 

Participants have been asked to bear with us as each country has its own rules around customs, excise and international deliveries.

 

Regarding delivery to international entrants where the CMA appointed International Brand Ambassador or any other supporting partner could not assist, the packages were sent directly by post to the participants.”

 

Participants must please bear in mind that due to COVID-19, there are some countries that are not receiving items from South Africa and due to other COVID-19 related issues, the processes to many countries have taken longer than originally planned and expected.

 

The CMA has thanked every participant for their support of its very first virtual event. By the time entries had closed for ‘Race the Comrades Legends’, a total of 43788 entrants from 103 participating nations had signed up to be a part of it.

The Top 30 country breakdown was as follows:

 

Country

Number

South Africa

38779

Brazil

1742

United Kingdom

645

United States

399

Australia

343

India

316

Zimbabwe

257

Canada

145

Germany

115

Zambia

101

Russia

65

Netherlands

59

Ireland

56

Portugal

54

Namibia

51

New Zealand

46

Botswana

45

Kenya

34

Philippines

32

France

30

Colombia

30

Switzerland

30

South Sudan

24

Japan

24

Uganda

22

South Korea

20

Tanzania

18

Israel

18

Malawi

16

Mozambique

14