The Comrades Marathon

Blood, sweat and tears all lead up to this moment, can you tackle the Comrades Marathon?

About the Comrades Marathon

The Comrades Marathon is an annual ultramarathon which is run between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The world’s largest ultramarathon race, this event attracts up to 23, 000 athletes from over 60 countries. On many an athlete’s bucketlist, this is an event not to be missed!

The Route

Not for the faint-hearted, this race takes serious guts! Athletes must cover a distance of  +_ 90 km in 12 hours.  Each year, the race changes directions and is considered an  “up” or a “down” race. The 2017 race was an uphill battle, and athletes can look forward to a “down race” in 2018.

Spirit of the Comrades

You’ve got spirit, yes you do! Compete and receive the “Spirit of the Comrades” award. This award is said to be embodied by attributes of camaraderie, selflessness, dedication, perseverance, and ubuntu. Past athletes to have received this award include:

  • Amit Sheth
  • Rupin Mehta
  • Dr Shyoyab Wadee

Click here for more info on this prestigious award.

Nearby Accommodation for Athletes & Spectators

Choosing nearby accommodation ensures athletes and supporters are well-rested. Situated alongside the route, Splendid Inn Pinetown offers guests a choice of select rooms perfect for getting a good night’s sleep before the big day.

Get ready for the run of your life and #staypremier at Splendid Inn Pinetown.



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