With the second part of the 2023 Comrades Substitution Process in full swing until 10 April, aspirant #Comrades2023 runners now have another chance to secure their spot on the start line of The Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 11 June 2023.

Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James says, “Athletes who were unable to enter the race during the official entry period now have another opportunity to be part of the world’s greatest footrace, thanks to the Substitution process.”

The CMA accepted entry withdrawals from the 2023 Comrades Marathon during the first part of the Substitution Process from 10-24 March 2023.

How it works:
Entrants who had successfully entered the 2023 Comrades Marathon had the opportunity to withdraw from the race during the window period of 10 - 24 March 2023.

Entry slots that are made available by withdrawing entrants then become available on a first come first serve basis to individuals wanting to enter the event via an online substitution entry window period of 27 March – 10 April 2023. The substitution entry fee is the same as per the 2023 entry fees.

No late substitutions will be accepted.
Successfully substituted out athletes will NOT be allowed to reinstate their original entries.

An Admin Fee of 15% of the entry fee is deducted by the CMA from the withdrawing athlete. The CMA will then refund 85% of the entry fee to all withdrawing athletes who have been successfully substituted. There will be no money or voucher exchange between athletes.

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