04 June 2017
The Comrades Marathon is an ultramarathon of approximately 89 km (approx. 56 miles) which is run annually in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race.
Entries for the 2017 Comrades Marathon are limited to a maximum of 20 000 and there will be no extensions. All current and potential Comrades Marathon runners that wish to run the 2017 Comrades Marathon are urged to take careful note of the entry process and the cutoff date. All runners are urged to enter early to avoid disappointment.
Entries open on the 1 September 2016 and close on 30 November 2016 or once the quota of 20 000 has been reached.
DATE AND TIME OF RACE
The race will be run on Sunday, 04 June 2017 starting at 05h30 and finishing at 17h30. The race is run from 'gun to gun'.
ROUTE & DISTANCE
It is an "UP RUN" starting at the City Hall in Durban and finishing at The Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg. The race distance is approximately 88 km. The distance is subject to change and will be confirmed in the final race instructions.