Tackling the Comrades Marathon requires proper training, guts, determination and teamwork. That’s why the organisers, together with main sponsor Bonitas Medical Fund, are hosting a series of educational, motivational and inspirational seminars to help the 25000 entrants make it to the Start and across the Finish line.

These seminars are aimed at helping runners prepare both physically and mentally to ensure they are in top form at the start of the gruelling 87km Up Run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, 9 June. The roadshows are open to all Comrades runners and are free of charge.

Professional advice to run your best race

This year sees the Bonitas Comrades Roadshows, Bonitas Comrades Novice Seminars and Bonitas Comrades Women’s Seminars taking place over a 4-month period ensuring that runners are equipped with the tools they need to take on the Comrades challenge.

Lindsey Parry, the official Comrades Coach and Nicki de Villiers, a registered dietitian, are some of the professionals who will share information with runners. They will give invaluable advice and share mind, body and fitness tools to help runners finish the race and achieve their Comrades goal.

Be part of the camaraderie

The slogan for this year’s Comrades Marathon is ‘Sizonqoba’ which means ‘Together We Triumph!’ Through the Bonitas Comrades Roadshows, Bonitas and the Comrades Marathon Association aim to prepare runners for their epic  Comrades journey. Moreover, Bonitas wants to make sure runners triumph and bring the 2019 campaign slogan, which unites everyone, to life.

Gerhard Van Emmenis, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund, says “The Comrades Marathon is a true test of endurance. We want to support runners by providing them with access to tips and information to ensure they run a safe and healthy race. “

Get to the seminars

The first Comrades roadshow was held  in Randburg in Gauteng, with other seminars set to take place countrywide, over the coming weeks. For a full list of dates and venues go to the Comrades website at or view the Comrades Marathon app.

Go online

Runners can also check out the Bonitas Comrades Webinars online. These free webinars are run by the Comrades Coach. He will share more information on where you should be in your training and what to focus on over the coming weeks to make sure you get your Comrades medal in 2019 as well as how to complete your qualifier without injuries.

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