THE COMRADES MARATHON WALL OF HONOUR
The Comrades Marathon Wall of Honour is situated along the Comrades Marathon route at a point where the road overlooks the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
It was created several years ago to serve as a permanent landmark to commemorate the achievements of Comrades Marathon runners who completed the epic journey between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The wall is constructed of attractive interlocking blocks of the type commonly used for retaining walls.
Runners who successfully completed the Comrades Marathon are able to purchase their own blocks for perpetuity. These are mounted on an attractive plaque, which records the name, race number and status of the runner, which can be updated in later years.
Plaques are purchased by runners, family members or friends on their behalf to be presented as gifts for special birthdays, anniversaries, Comrades milestones or other occasions. Many of the blocks commemorate deceased Comrades runners and several feature religious relics and mini memorial gardens.
The Wall of Honour memorial blocks cost R500 per block, this includes the block, plaque and engraving as well as maintenance and upkeep of the block and site for posterity. A runner who already has a plaque on the wall and who achieves green number status can upgrade their plaque on the wall to reflect their green number status. The upgrade of the plaque costs R250. Only one block/plaque per finisher permitted.
To purchase a plaque online Click Here.