Comrades Marathon in South Africa is a life changing achievement for every runner, novice or experienced. The Comrades Marathon atmosphere is truly sensational and the crowds supporting this major event are unique. The spirit of the Comrades Marathon is known to embody the attributes of camaraderie, selflessness, dedication, courage, perseverance, and ‘Ubuntu’ which is a term that roughly translates as humanity towards others. Whichever Comrades medal you achieve, this will be a race you will remember forever.
Courageous runners travel from all over the world to partake in the famed Comrades Marathon, rated as one of the Top 10 Ultra Marathons in the world and arguably known as the best. Comrades Marathon in South Africa is the world’s largest and oldest ultra-marathon race with a distance of +/- 90 km / 56 miles. Run annually since 1921 (except during World War 2 & Covid-19) between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. 2021 will be the 100th anniversary since the start of Comrades Marathon and 2026 the 100th Comrades Marathon race (if no cancellations). Both these events will be extremely special occasions for runners and supporters.