Club Details Update

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GENERAL AWARDS

 

The Badges and Medals will be awarded to all official finishers who complete the full distance within the 12-hour cut-off.

 

Prize Money

Position Men Women
Position 1 425,000.00 425,000.00
Position 2 210,000.00 210,000.00
Position 3 160,000.00 160,000.00
Position 4 80,000.00 80,000.00
Position 5 65,000.00 65,000.00
Position 6 36,000.00 36,000.00
Position 7 32,000.00 32,000.00
Position 8 28,000.00 28,000.00
Position 9 24,000.00 24,000.00
Position 10 20,000.00 20,000.00

Medals

Distance of race qualifying table

Gold

First 10 Men and Women

Wally Hayward    

Position 11 to sub 6hrs 00min

Silver

6hrs 00min to sub 7hrs 30 mins

Bill Rowan

7hrs 30 min to sub 9hrs 00min

Bronze

9hrs 00min to sub 11hrs 00min

Vic Clapham

11hrs 00min to sub 12hrs 00min

Back 2 Back

Awarded to novices that complete an
"Up" and "Down" run consecutively

 

 

Best "Down Run" Time

Should the Winners (man and woman) of the 2017 Comrades Marathon break the Best Time previously recorded for the "Down Run", he or she will receive a cash payment of R 425,000.

Age Categories

An athlete is not eligible for a prize in more than one age category, ie. an athlete is only eligible for a prize in the age category applicable to him/her or the younger category chosen by him/her provided he/she is wearing the relevant age category tag. An athlete, male or female, who finishes the race in first to tenth position, may, however, win his/her position prize as well as any applicable age category prize. Unless you specifically request in writing to CMA organisers to change your age category to a lower age category. you will be entered in the age category of your chronological age. If an age category finisher is in the first four (4), of his/her club, he/she will count in the open team prize, and will therefore not be eligible for the 40+ team(ASA rules 11.3 - 11.8 inclusive). Appropriate numerical age category tags must be worn on the front and back of the upper body garment and be clearly visible. An athlete must provide positive identification to verify proof of age. These rules apply to both individual and team categories.

Age Category Prizes

40 - 49 years

  Men Women
Position 1 17,000.00 17,000.00
Position 2 12,000.00 12,000.00
Position 3 6,000.00 6,000.00

50 - 59 years

  Men Women
Position 1 12,000.00 12,000.00
Position 2 6,000.00 6,000.00
Position 3 5,000.00 5,000.00

60 years +

  Men Women
Position 1 6,000.00 6,000.00
Position 2 5,000.00 5,000.00
Position 3 3,000.00 3,000.00

 

 

 

Team Competition

All team prizes will be calculated on the combined times of the first four club members to finish in each category (IAAF Rule 141 and ASA Rule 11.7). If an age category finisher is in the first four (4) of his/her club, he/she will count in the open team (20 to 39) and therefore not be eligible for the 40+ team. In order to qualify for a team prize an athlete must compete wearing officially registered club colours. Team prizes and rules pertaining to the award thereof will be detailed in the Final Race Instructions. The domicile rule will be strictly enforced. No athlete may run for another club team other than the club team registered in the province in which they domicile, unless the athlete is registered on the current ASA National List. There is a separate elite/professional team prize. THE TEAM COMPETITION DOES NOT APPLY TO FOREIGN ATHLETES.

 

Team Prizes

TEAMS (Amateur/Recreational Clubs)

Category Men Women
OPEN 20 -39 YEARS 
1st Team 16,000.00 16,000.00 
2nd Team 12,000.00  12,000.00 
3rd Team 9,000.00  9,000.00 
OVER 40 YEARS
1st Team 12,000.00 12,000.00
2nd Team 8,000.00  8,000.00 
3rd Team 4,000.00  4,000.00 
TEAM PRIZES (ELITE/PROFESSIONAL)
1st Team 32,000.00 32,000.00

 


 
 

South African Runners

The first South African citizen (man and woman) to complete the event will each receive a cash payment of R200,000.00.

KwaZulu-Natal Athlete

The first KwaZulu-Natal athlete (man and woman) to complete the event will each receive R35,000.00 from the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation.

A KwaZulu-Natal athlete shall be defined as an athlete domiciled in the province of KwaZulu - Natal and licensed by KwaZulu-Natal, but includes any athlete domiciled in KwaZulu-Natal who is registered on the current ASA National List, and who may be licensed in another province.

Note: All prizes including prize money, trophies and/or special medals will only be issued once drug test results have been received and subject to clearance. All prize money is subject to South African tax laws and may take up to three (3) months to process.



ALL PRIZES INCLUDING PRIZE MONEY, TROPHIES AND/OR SPECIAL MEDALS WILL ONLY BE ISSUED ONCE DRUG TEST RESULTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND SUBJECT TO CLEARANCE. ALL PRIZE MONEY IS SUBJECT TO SOUTH AFRICAN TAX LAWS, AND MAY TAKE UP TO THREE (3) MONTHS TO PROCESS. PRO-ATHLETES/TOP CONTENDERS WHO FAIL TO ATTEND THE ELITE ATHLETE MEDIA BRIEFING (2 DAYS BEFORE RACE DAY) WILL BE DOCKED 10% OF THEIR PRIZE MONEY.

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. 

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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. 

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Timing Info


The 2017 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.  

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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. 

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Part 3 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"  

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