2023 GEMS SPIRIT OF COMRADES AWARDS NOMINATIONS OPEN
“Do good and good will come to you!”
In the spirit of celebrating a phenomenal Comrades race day and Proudly South African Champs in both the Men’s and Women’s races this past Sunday, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is calling on runners, supporters and the greater public to submit their nominations for this year’s Spirit of Comrades awards gala to be held in Durban in October.
The flagship awards gala dinner of The Ultimate Human Race will be hosted by the CMA and its sponsor, Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS).
Over 60 outstanding recipients have been honoured with the prestigious Spirit of Comrades Award as well as a 24-carat pure gold medallion over the past three decades. The prized accolade is bestowed on three deserving individuals every year in recognition of those who are esteemed to embody the “Spirit of Comrades”.
The criteria is fairly wide but as a guideline, the following factors may be considered:
• The candidate will have run the Comrades Marathon, most probably on numerous occasions.
• The candidate may in some way be associated as an integral player in the history of the Comrades Marathon.
• Most importantly the candidate may have exhibited a particular act of selflessness, sacrifice, courage or perseverance in a particular race or over a period of years.
• You will be able to nominate your candidate for the Spirit of Comrades Awards by completing this nomination form.
Awards will be awarded at the discretion of the CMA Board. Should you wish to nominate an individual for this award, please complete the nomination form and send it to the CMA before 31 July 2023 or click this:2023 GEMS Nomination Form
SPIRIT OF COMRADES AWARDS ROLL OF HONOUR
John Wright (Dr)
Anonymous Aids Runner
|2005||Frith Van Der Merwe
|2006||Paul Dolman *
Leon Van Wyk
|2011||Wayne Korras (Dr)
Joy & Bernard Murphy
Richard Malose Monisi *
|2018||Bob de la Motte
Danie de Wet