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Comrades Marathon 2019 – The race will be run on Sunday 9 June 2019. It is an “UP RUN” starting at the City Hall in Durban and finishing at the Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg.

The Comrades Marathon is an ultramarathon of approximately 89 kilometers 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.

The direction of the race alternates each year between the “up” run (87 km) starting from Durban and the “down” run (now 90.184 km) starting from Pietermaritzburg.

Runners over the age of 20 qualify when they are able to complete an officially recognized marathon (42.2 km) in under five hours (4h50 for 2019). During the event an athlete must also reach five cut-off points in specified times to complete the race. The spirit of the Comrades Marathon is said to be embodied by attributes of camaraderie, selflessness, dedication, perseverance, and ubuntu.

Participants are welcome to book using Rikki Cabs for transport from King Shaka International Airport to any accomodation in & around Durban for the annual 2019 Comrades Marathon event.

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