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Race the Comrades Legends Virtual Run

Jun 14 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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The vision of the Comrades Marathon, the world’s largest ultra-marathon is to stage the world’s largest virtual event – Race The legends.


The CMA’s ‘Race The Comrades Legends’ is a running concept based on the stories of the greatest Comrades Legends in history. The official Comrades Marathon website will include an online functionality where runners can virtually compete, run with and compare with each other and the likes of Bruce Fordyce, Frith van der Merwe, Samuel Tshabalala and many others; where each participant creates their own personal story and on completion is able to earn a real medal.


The race will be run on Sunday, 14 June 2020 at 00:00am (12 midnight) and finish at 23:59pm on the actual race date in your time zone.

Subject to government regulations

Please respect the current COVID-19 restrictions/regulations of your Country and run within its constraints.


Anywhere! Find the course of your choice and run your favourite route. Whether it be on your property, a treadmill or on public roads.

Please respect the current COVID-19 restrictions/regulations of your Country and run within its constraints.

The following are the different race distance options:

  • 5 km – Couch2Comrades(Fun run)
  • 10km – Comrades Sprint
  • 21.1 km – Comrades Legends Half Marathon
  • 45 km – Half Comrades90km
  • 90 km – Comrades Legends Ultra

Plan your run wisely! Bring sufficient nutrition, water and energy drinks with you – or plan ahead so your course covers your nutrition and fluid needs on race day.


South African Entrants (18 May 2020 – 14 June 2020) – R150.00

Foreign Athletes (International/SADC) (18 May 2020 – 14 June 2020) – $25

There will be no refunds under any circumstances.


Entries open on 18 May 2020 and close 14 June 2020.


You must upload your race data by 11:59pm on 14 June 2020 to qualify for the finisher medal.


Your smart phone, smart watch, fitness watch or activity tracker is your personal “virtual timing chip”. Start the session and run your selected distance. When you reach the race distance you have entered stop the session and simply, link your Strava, Garmin, Polar or Suunto account to your runner profile. We also support session file imports for GPX, TCX and FIT formats – you will also be able to manually input running data – so there is nothing holding you back from RACE THE LEGENDS.


Your time will be updated to the official results service for the event you participate in. However, real official timing can only be carried out with homologated chip timing technologies at real certified running events. Please also note, that even though your watch or phone may deduct pauses you may have taken during your session, we do not. We measure from start to finish!

The results will be published on the Comrades Marathon website and be fully available in our app where you can subscribe to finish notifications for the runners you want to follow.

General Awards

All athletes who finish their respective distance will receive a physical Race the Comrades Legends Medal.

All finishers will also receive an online finishers certificate once you have finished your race distance which you will be able to share with all friends and family.

Virtual race participants will receive their items upon completion of their run (up to 3 – 4 Months after the event).



Jun 14
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Event Category:
5km, 10km, 21km, 45km, 90km


Comrades Marathon Association
033 897 8650