This Is It – ZiyashaTackling the Guinness World Record-endorsed Comrades Marathon requires proper training, determination and commitment. In order to ensure that athletes are adequately prepared, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has just completed its nationwide roadshow tour to share running hints, tips and advice to runners across the country.

Consisting of a series of educational, motivational and inspirational sessions, these Comrades Novice Seminars are aimed at helping the first-time Comrades athlete to prepare, both physical and mentally, to get in top form for race day.

A panel of experts in the fields of medicine, sport psychology, dietetics as well as the official Comrades Coach will provide invaluable advice, answer questions and support newbies in terms of complete preparation for the race.

Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry says, “To help get you across the finish line before the 12-hour cut-off time, it is essential that you are prepared. It is important that you know what to expect of the route, that you have trained adequately in terms of time spent out on the road and fuelled the body correctly.”

Entrance to the Novice Seminars is free. See below for a full list of dates and venues or go to the Comrades website at This information is also available on the Comrades Marathon App.

Wednesday 22 Mar 2023 19H00 Central Gauteng Rand Athletics Club Old Parktonian Sports Club, 1 Garden Road, Bordeaux ,Randburg
Thursday 06 Apr 2023 19H00 Gauteng North Phobians Athletics Club Phobians Clubhouse, 378 Queens Crescent, Lynnwood, Pretoria
Tuesday 11 April 2023 19H00 Western Province Durbanville Athletics Club Durbanville Golf Club, Function Room, Durbanville, Cape Town
Tuesday 25 April 2023 19H00 Kwazulu Natal DHS Durban High School, 255 St Thomas Rd, Musgrave, Durban, 4001.