For the first time in 16 years, participants in next year’s Comrades Marathon will finish their up-run at the Scottsville Racecourse.
The Comrades Marathon Association has announced that the 130-year old racecourse will serve as the finish venue for the 92nd edition of The Ultimate Human Race. The landmark location served as the finish venue of both the 1998 and 2000 editions of the Comrades Marathon.
It is worth noting that the definitive 2000 Comrades Marathon netted the highest number of participants at 24,500 in what has been the biggest Comrades event to date.
CMA Race Director Rowyn James says, “We are working closely with the owners of the Scottsville Racecourse, Gold Circle, to ensure that the facilities and other arrangements are in keeping with Comrades Marathon standards and to meet the needs of both our runners and spectators on race day, Sunday – 4 June 2017.”
The entry barometer currently stands at nearly 5500. The three-month long entry process will close on 30 November 2016 or as soon as the entry cap of 20,000 has been reached. Prospective entrants are encouraged to get their entries in early to avoid disappointment.
Entry fees for the 2017 Comrades Marathon are as follows:
- Early Bird : R 420.00 (month of September for SA athletes only)
- Local Entries : R 460.00
- Rest of Africa : R 770.00
- International : R2650.00
For details on how to enter, please visit the Comrades Marathon website: www.comrades.com