The 2020 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process officially opens on Monday, 16 March at 8am. The Substitution Rule allows for aspirant Comrades Marathon runners who were unable to enter the 2020 Comrades Marathon during the official entry period late last year to still have a chance to be part of The Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 14 June 2020.


The Substitution process will be open for one month; starting on 16 March and closing on 16 April 2020. The cost of the Substitution application is R200 over and above the normal applicable entry fee.


CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has advised that going forward, all substitution transactions will be handled exclusively through the CMA Office. 


James says, “An administration fee of 15% of the entry fee will be deducted by CMA from withdrawing athletes and CMA will then refund the balance of the entry fee to the withdrawing athletes.” He adds, “There will be no direct money or voucher exchange between athletes.”


Athletes intending to submit Substitution application forms are advised to visit the official Comrades Marathon website and click HERE for the comprehensive list of rules and regulations which govern the Substitution process.


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