Athletes wishing to be part of this year’s Comrades Down Run will be able to secure their spot in a week’s time when the second entry window period for the 95th Comrades Marathon opens on Wednesday, 20 April 2022 at 10am. The process will run until 16 May 2022.
Entry fees are as follows:
- South Africa : R1200.00
- Rest of Africa : R2000.00
- International : R4500.00
Entry is free to all runners who have completed the Comrades Marathon 25 times or more.
- ASA rules only allow for online entries and will be done via the Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com
- No hand delivered or postal entries are acceptable.
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James says, “We had 11307 runners entering the race during the first entry window period lasting 8 days. There has been considerable enquiries and demand from athletes, both locally and internationally, to secure an entry for this year’s Down Run.”
James adds, “The Comrades Race Organising Committee is already busy with the planning of the 95th Comrades which will finish at the internationally acclaimed Moses Mabhida Stadium for the second time. Qualifying for the 2022 Comrades Marathon is applicable as of 1 September 2021 till 12 July 2022. The qualifying criteria for this year’s Comrades Marathon remains unchanged requiring completion of a standard 42.2km marathon in under 4 hours and 50 minutes, or a 56km ultra-marathon in under 6 hours and 45 minutes.”
The Substitution Process will run over the month of June. More details will be revealed closer to the time.
The 95th Comrades Marathon will be the 47th Down Run on Sunday, 28 August 2022, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 05h30 and ending 12 hours later at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, covering a 90,2km distance.