The month of June is all about Comrades Substitutions! With 15800 athletes having secured a spot on the start line of #Comrades2022, these entrants will have the opportunity to withdraw from the race in the first two weeks of June, if they so wish or are unable to participate.

Withdrawing athletes have from 1 – 14 June to log into their Comrades entry profile via the Comrades website www.comrades.com and click on the withdraw button. Their entry will then go into a holding pool; and from 17 June to 30 June 2022, will be available on a first come first serve basis to individuals wanting to enter.

The substitution window will close on 30 June or as soon as the withdrawal cap has been reached.

Entries will be on a like for like basis so South African entrants will only be able to substitute with a withdrawing RSA entry and internationals will only be able to substitute with a withdrawing international entry, etc.

How it works:

Entrants who have successfully entered the 2022 Comrades Marathon will have the opportunity to withdraw from the race during the window period of 1 – 14 June 2022.

Entry slots that have been made available by withdrawing entrants will then be made available on a first come first serve basis to individuals wanting to enter the event via an online substitution entry window period of 17 – 30 June 2022. The substitution entry fee will be the same as per the 2022 entry fee.

No late substitutions will be accepted.

An admin fee of 15% of the entry fee will be deducted by the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) from the withdrawing athlete. The CMA will then refund 85% of the entry fee to the withdrawing athlete who is successfully substituted. There will be no money or voucher exchange between athletes.

 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.