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Comrades Marathon, South Africa

Date: 4 June, 2017

The Comrades Marathon is the most famous Ultra Marathon of them all - a notoriously tough 90km, through the stunning Drakensburg Mountains of KwaZulu Natal. The event is steeped in hisotry which dates back to its first running in 1921. The race alternatives between 'Up' years and 'Down' depending on whether it starts in Durban on the coast and runs up to Pietermarizburg or runs down to Durban from Pietermaritzburg. Don't be decived by those simple desriptions there are five major hills on the co…

The Comrades Marathon is the most famous Ultra Marathon of them all - a notoriously tough 90km, through the stunning Drakensburg Mountains of KwaZulu Natal. The event is steeped in hisotry which dates back to its first running in 1921. The race alternatives between 'Up' years and 'Down' depending on whether it starts in Durban on the coast and runs up to Pietermarizburg or runs down to Durban from Pietermaritzburg. Don't be decived by those simple desriptions there are five major hills on the course and there is plenty of climbing and descending whichever direction the route follows.  Despite the distance, the hills and a strict 12-hour cut off, the race usually attracts over 20,000 entries, which dwarfs any other ultra-distance event.   

The 2017 edition is an 'Up' run so the start is in Durban with the finish in Pietermaritzburg. Our tour options are based in Durban with the night after the race in Pietermarizburg so that you are very close to the start on race day and have no long journeys afterwards.  Your luggage will be transferred to your hotel in Pietermaritzburg while you run the race so you just need to check in to your hotel room to relax and recover after the run. The hotel is 2.5km from the finish line and out pacakge includes a shuttle bus between the finish and your hotel.

We have guaranteed race entry up to 28th February for those booking on our 4-star hotel package.

 

 

 

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