Frequently Asked Questions

RACE DATE & TIME

The race will be run on Sunday, 28th August 2022 starting at 05h30 and finishing at 17h30. The race is run from “mat to mat”.

ENTRY PERIOD & CAP

The first entry window period will open at 10am on 23 March 2022 and close at midnight on 31 March 2022 (and is for all 2020 ENTRANTS ONLY).

The second entry window period will open at 10am on 20 April 2022 and close at midnight on 16 May 2022 (and is open to all entrants)

Total number of entries will be capped at 15 000.

The entry period will close at midnight on 16 May 2022 or once the entry cap of 15 000 has been reached, whichever comes first.

If the entry cap of 15000 is reached within the first entry window period, the second entry window period will not take place.

NO ENTRIES WHATSOEVER WILL BE TAKEN AFTER 16 MAY 2022.

 

ENTRY FEE

Entry Type

Entry fee

South Africa 2020 Entrants (Discounted) 

R1 000

South Africa 2022 Entrants

R1 200

Rest of Africa 2020 Entrants

R0

Rest of Africa 2022 Entrants

R2 000

International 2020 Entrants

R0

International 2022 Entrants

R4 500

Entry fee is waived for holders of 25 or more Comrades medals.

ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE (unless the race is cancelled due to force majeure).

HOW TO ENTER

ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY

As per ASA directive only online entries will be accepted. Enter online at www.comrades.com.

To enter online you will require either a Debit / Credit card (Visa / MasterCard) or utilize the online entry instant EFT method.

NO FAX, E-MAIL OR MANUAL ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

HOW TO QUALIFY

To qualify and participate in the 2022 Comrades Marathon, you will need to adhere to the below qualifying criteria. The cut-off date for supplying the below information in order to make your entry complete is 12 July 2022.

Qualifying Criteria:

  1. You must submit your provincially approved club name and 2022 license number.
  2. You will need to complete the medical questionnaire (will be supplied via email after entering the event).
  3. You will need to run at least 1 qualifying race between 1 September 2021 and 12 July 2022. All qualifying races must be ASA technically compliant and meet the Comrades Marathon qualifying criteria. Please see below qualifying table for official distances and qualifying times.

QUALIFYING TABLE

DISTANCE OF RACE

TIME

42.2km

4:49:59

48-50km

5:49:59

52-54km

6:24:59

56km

6:44:59

60km

7:19:59

64km

7:54:59

68km

8:29:59

80km

10:24:59

90km

11:59:59

100km

13:29:59

ROUTE & DISTANCE

It is a “DOWN RUN” starting at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg and finishing at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. The race distance is approximately 90km. The distance is subject to change and will be confirmed in the Final Race Instructions.

AGE RESTRICTION

The minimum age requirement is that the athlete must be 20 years or older on the day of the Comrades Marathon.

SUBSTITUTIONS

The Comrades Marathon Association will accept substitutions for the 2022 Comrades Marathon during the substitution window period of 1 – 30 June 2022.

More details will be revealed closer to the time.

 

FURTHER ENQUIRIES

Email: info@comrades.com