HALF OF #COMRADES2022 ENTRY CAP CLAIMED

Half of the 15,000-entry cap for the 2022 Comrades Marathon has been claimed in the first day of the entry process.

Entries for the 95th Comrades Marathon to be held in August opened yesterday (Wednesday, 23.2.2022) to great fanfare, with runners clamouring to get their entry in and securing their place on the start line of the world’s biggest, oldest and most famous ultramarathon after a two year hiatus due to Covid-19.

Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James said, “The start of this year’s entry process was truly one for the books. With a new IT service provider appointed and a new entry system which our staff and runners had to familiarise themselves with, we had a busy but amazing day of opening the entry process and getting athletes entered for the 2022 Comrades Marathon.”

James added, “The bulk of our athletes found it to be a seamless entry process with 4368 entries successfully captured within the first hour of opening the entry process and half of the entry cap reached within the first day.”

This is the first entry window period where only those entrants who had successfully entered the 2020 Comrades Marathon are allowed to enter the 2022 race and runs until 31 March 2022.

The entry fee for South African athletes has been discounted from R1200 to R1000 in the first entry window period, as per the CMA’s commitment when the 2020 race was cancelled. Rest of Africa and International entrants in the 2020 Comrades Marathon had their entries deferred to either the 2022 or 2023 race; and do not pay an entry fee.

During the second entry window period, from 20 April to 16 May 2022, all other athletes will be allowed to enter.

Entry fees for those who did not enter the 2020 Comrades Marathon are as follows:

  • South Africa                                     : R1200.00
  • Rest of Africa                                   : R2000.00
  • International                                   : R4500.00

Entry is free to all runners who have completed the Comrades Marathon 25 times or more.

This second entry window period will not apply should the entry cap of 15,000 entries have been reached during the first entry window period.

  • ASA rules only allow for online entries and will be done via the Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com
  • No hand delivered or postal entries are acceptable.

The 95th Comrades Marathon will be the 47th Down Run on Sunday, 28 August 2022, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 05h30 and ending 12 hours later at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, covering a 90,2km distance.