The Comrades Marathon

The Comrades Marathon is an ultramarathon which is run between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

It is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race.

The field is capped at 23,000 runners, and entrants hail from more than 60 countries. Runners over the age of 20 qualify when they are able to complete an officially recognised marathon (42.2 km) in under five hours. The spirit of the Comrades Marathon is said to be embodied by attributes of camaraderie, selflessness, dedication, perseverance, and ubuntu.


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