#Comrades2024 Route Notice
April 29, 2024  
With just 40 days to go to Comrades race day, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is cautioning runners about ongoing roadworks on King Cetshwayo Highway as it crosses over the N2 just before the Westwood Mall in the Sherwood/ Westville vicinity.

CMA Race & Operations Manager, Ann Ashworth says, “We have been instructed by the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) and Durban Metro Police to ensure that we inform all runners of the danger posed by ongoing construction between Sherwood and the Westwood Mall at the Event Safety & Security Planning Committee meeting which was held recently.”

“The route, which is typically four lanes wide as it crosses the bridge, will be narrowed to two lanes and bordered by concrete barricades. The CMA will be erecting additional lighting to ensure that any hazards are well lit and readily identifiable by participants.”

The CMA is taking all possible precautions to ensure participants have a safe and enjoyable race experience. In adhering to strict safety protocols, a Netcare 911 emergency vehicle and medical team will be positioned on each side of the bridge in the unlikely event of injury.

The 97th Comrades Marathon will be the 49th Up Run on Sunday, 9 June 2024, starting at the Durban City Hall at 05h30 and ending 12 hours later at the HollywoodBets Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg, covering a distance of 85.91km.

Supplied by Comrades Marathon Association’s Communications Department from nedbankrunningclub