Comrades Marathon 2021 Registration
Comrades 2021 registration announcement (which usually takes place in October), has been deferred to early 2021 and there are many reasons why this is good news:
- It allows the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA), Athletics South Africa (ASA) and KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA), to ensure the 13th of June 2021 is feasible based on current COVID-19 restrictions
- South Africa is currently in COVID-19 level 1 of SA Disaster Management Act (our lowest level) with a current group max of 500. With the hope that restrictions improve over time, a much larger field of thousands of Comrades runners will be able to start
- It is the 100th centenary since the commencement of the Comrades Marathon race 1921- 2021 and CMA are determined to hold the race celebration in 2021, COVID-19 permitting
- South African borders are now open (for COVID-19 free travelers) and it allows international borders time to open, based on the current unfortunate re-surge in Europe and USA
- CMA have the flexibility to ensure the date announced is the actual date based on current conditions or change as necessary
- At the time of 2021 entry opening CMA/ASA will need to take into account qualifying criteria and the many internationals with guaranteed entries, that in due course will choose to run in 2021
- 2020 International Runners with a Comrades guaranteed entry for 2021 or 2022 will be contacted by CMA in due course, to ascertain if they choose to run in 2021 or 2022. It is the runner’s choice
- Hopefully we all have an update from CMA in January as this is when 25,000+ South Africans start training for Comrades Marathon
- Currently in South Africa we have no marathons for 2020 so thousands of South African enthusiasts need qualifier criteria and a Comrades entry and they will be chomping at the bit for an update in January.
Comrades Marathon 2021 Packages
Many Dare to Dream Comrades Runners have deferred their Sports Adventure tours accommodation packages to 2021. Your reservations remain in place for 13 June 2021 and we have also made plans for a potential contingency date in 2021. We thank you for your support and remain available to you for any questions you may have. We will revise your reservations with you once we have a confirmed date for Comrades Marathon 2021.
New accommodation package reservations and guaranteed Comrades entries are open and being held on a provisional basis by Sports Adventure tours and will become payable on Comrades registration announcement. Sports Adventure tours, Official Comrades Marathon Travel Partner has guaranteed international Comrades entries for 2021 and 2022.