Substitutions

Substitutions

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SUBSTITUTION FOR COMRADES MARATHON 2015

 

SUBSTITUTION RULE

The substitution rule is an extension of the Comrades Marathon Race rules and must be read in conjunction with the general race rules which forms an integral part of the entry form. The rule governs the process of withdrawing one athlete from the Comrades Marathon and replacing the fully paid athlete's entry with another athlete's entry and credentials. It is the responsibility of the substitute athlete to find an athlete who intends to or has withdrawn from the race.

Substitution Period

The Substitution process opens on 1 April 2015 and all applications must reach the CMA by no later than 21 April 2015. NO LATE SUBSTITUTIONS WILL BE PROCESSED.

Substitution Methods

There are two methods to do a substitution. Please read the following instructions and choose to either do your substitution online or via the manual process using the downloadable substitution form.

Method 1: Online Substitution

Online substitutions can now be done for Comrades Marathon 2015 in two simple steps:

Step 1:

  • The current entrant who has a valid paid entry can logon to their online entry using their personal logon "User Name" and "Password" from this link - Entry Update
  • They then choose to edit their entry.
  • There will be an option displayed "Substitution" which must be changed to "Yes"
  • You then select "Next" at the bottom of the page and you will be shown a confirmation page of the changes made. This confirmation page will include a "Substitution Voucher Code".
  • This "Substitution Voucher Code" needs to be supplied to the potential entrants who will be substituting to run Comrades 2015 as they will need this to use as a payment voucher when processing their entry online.


Step 2:

  • The new entrant who is the substitute, must do an online entry from the link below.
  • On completing their new entry, they will use the "Substitution Voucher Code" as payment of the entry fee.
  • Once the "Substitution Voucher Code" has been entered as payment, there will be a remaining amount of R120 due for the substitution fee.
  • The substitution fee must be settled with an online Credit Card transaction or EFT option to complete the transaction.

 

      

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  Withdraw and Generate
"Substitution Voucher Code"

 

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Capture Substiturion Entry using
Substitution Voucher Code"

FOR SOUTH AFRICAN ENTRIES ONLY

Capture Substiturion Entry using
"Substitution Voucher Code"

FOR REST OF AFRICA ENTRIES ONLY

Capture Substiturion Entry using
"Substitution Voucher Code"

FOR INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES ONLY

 

Method 2: Manual Substitution Form


Section A: Withdrawal from the Comrades Marathon

  • An athlete who has already entered for the Comrades Marathon and who wishes to withdraw from the race, must complete Section A of the Substitution Application Form confirming his/her decision to withdraw from the Comrades Marathon.
  • All fields in this section must be completed.
  • The Substitution Form must be signed by the athlete withdrawing from the race.
  • A certified copy of the withdrawing athlete's ID document must be attached to the Substitution Application Form.
  • The Substitution Form must be countersigned by his/her club chairperson to verify the athlete's information and the reason for withdrawal from the Comrades Marathon.
  • The completed form must then be given to the substitute athlete.


Section B: Substitution into the Comrades Marathon

  • The substitute must complete Section B of the Substitution Application Form.
  • All fields in this section must be completed.
  • The substitute must be a member of a registered club.
  • The substitute must have a current official license number.
  • The substitute must have completed an officially recognised qualifying race within the required qualifying time.
  • The substitute will be able to improve his/her qualifying time once their application is approved.
  • A certified copy of the substitutes ID document must be attached to the Substitution Application Form.
  • The substitute must complete and attach the official Comrades Entry Form providing all the details for entry as required.
  • The substitute must pay an administration fee of R120.00 (One Hundred and Twenty Rand) to the CMA. Payment may be made in cash or via credit card, direct deposit, cheque or postal order. Cheque and Postal Orders must be made out to Comrades Marathon. Direct deposit may be paid to Comrades Marathon - Bank: Nedbank, Branch Code: 130526, Account No. 1305846559.
  • Please use your ID Number as a reference on the deposit slip.
  • Proof of payment must be attached to the Substitution Application.
  • The Substitution Form must be countersigned by the substitute's club chairperson to verify the athlete's information and the qualifying times.

 

      

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  Download Substitution Form

Manual Entry Form

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General

  • The CMA has aligned the Substitution Rule to the club membership rule.
  • All Manual Substitution Applications must be submitted directly to the CMA Office.
  • Manual Applications are to be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or delivered by hand to the CMA office in Pietermaritzburg. PLEASE DO NOT POST FORMS.
  • No refund will be made to the athlete who has withdrawn from the race.
  • Both the withdrawing athlete and the substitute will be notified as to whether their Substitution Application has been successful.
  • All captured information will stay on the system and the withdrawing athlete's status will be listed as Pre-Race Withdrawal.

 

The Substitution rule applies to all entrants including South African, Rest of Africa and International on a like for like basis i.e.

  • An International entrant can only substitute with an International entrant
  • A ROA entrant can only substitute with a ROA entrant
  • A South African entrant can only substitute with a South African entrant

 

 

 

Further Enquiries
Comrades Marathon Association
18 Connaught Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
PO Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209
Telephone: +27(0)33 897 8650
www.comrades.com

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