Comrades Marathon - 04 June 2017

Posted on Thu June 1, 2017.

The 92nd running of the world renowned Ultra-Marathon takes place on Sunday 04 June 2017. This year, the marathon is an up-run, starting in Durban and ending in Pietermaritzburg. 

Runners will have been training excessively in preparation for the big day, and we at Manaar House wish all the runners the best of luck! To all of those runners booked into Manaar House, or one of our luxurious self-catering apartments in Umhlanga Rocks, we can promise you ultimate relaxation and comfort after completing the biggest road marathon in the world!


Please take note of the General Information & Restrictions as supplied by The Comrades Marathon Association:

The race will be run on Sunday, 04 June 2017 starting at 05h30 and finishing at 17h30. The race is run from "gun to gun".

It is an "UP RUN" starting at the City Hall in Durban and finishing at The Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg. The race distance is 86,73 km. The distance is subject to change and will be confirmed in the final race instructions.

Any irregularities in your entry form will result in a rejected entry. Comrades Marathon Association reserves the right to accept or reject any entry, subject to the rules of IAAF, ASA, KZNA and CMA. Any runner contravening the rules of the race may be banned from the event.

The minimum age requirement is that the athlete must be 20 years or older on the day of the race (ASA Rule 11). Please note that the athlete must be 20 years of age on the day of running the qualifying event.

The Comrades Marathon is restricted to club registered runners only. South African entrants must be current 2017 licensed members of a club, affiliated to Athletics South Africa through their provinces. The domicile rule will be strictly enforced. No athlete may run for a club other than a club registered in the Province in which they domicile, unless they are registered on the current ASA National List. No runner may run with an animal under any circumstances. Athletes will not be in possession of their 2017 licenses at the time of entry. They will be able to enter, however they MUST submit their club name and license number to CMA no later than 16h30, 02 May 2017. Failure to submit these details will result in the entry being rejected. INTERNATIONAL ENTRANTS WHO MAY BE IN CONTENTION TO WIN A CATEGORY PRIZE MUST PRODUCE A CLEARANCE LETTER ON SUBMISSION OF ENTRY, FROM THEIR COUNTRY FEDERATION.