Club Details Update

Club Information

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Athletes will not be in possession of their 2016 licenses at the time of entry; however athletes will still have to comply with the rule that they must be licensed through an officially registered athletics club affiliated to Athletics South Africa in order to run the 2016 Comrades Marathon. As with the new qualifying criteria, you will be able to enter for 2016 Comrades Marathon before having received your 2016 license. You will however have to submit your club name and license number to the CMA before or by the 2 May 2016. Failure to submit these details will result in your entry being rejected. 


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Please kindly register your details with Comrades to update your Club Information. This will keep your club information current and correct. This will also ensure that we are able to communicate any developments and forward newsletters to the correct address. If any of your club information changes, kindly update.

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General Rules

The Comrades Marathon race will be run on Sunday, 29 May 2016 starting at 05h30 and finishing at 17h30. The race is run from 'gun to gun'. Entries open on 1 September 2015 and close on 30 November 2015.


Qualifying Info

All qualifying races must comply with ASA rules and technical standards. If you do not supply qualifying details with your entry, you must submit your club, license number and qualifying details. 


Medals | Prizes

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Badges and Medals will be awarded to all official finishers who complete the full distance within the 12-hour cut-off timeframe. Find out what Prize Money is on offer for 2016 including Cash Hot Spots. 


Timing Info

The 2016 Comrades Marathon will be timed using the ChampionChip Timing system. All entrants must run with their own ChampionChip and must produce it when collecting their race number.  


Medical Info

The Comrades Marathon Association, with Dr Jeremy Boulter at the helm of its Medical Portfolio, has its prime focus on the health, safety and wellbeing of its runners. Read more for more information. 


Spirit of Comrades

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The CATHSSETA Spirit of Comrades award is presented to a maximum of three people per annum in recognition of individuals who are esteemed to embody the "Spirit of Comrades"