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Comrades Marathon, South Africa

Date: 14 June, 2020

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 history 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 deceived by those simple descriptions there are five major hills on the…

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 history 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 deceived by those simple descriptions 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 takes 25,000, which dwarfs any other ultra-distance event and it sells out almost as soon as entries open.   

The 2020 edition is a 'Down' run so the start is in Pietermaritzburg with the finish in Durban. Our tour is based in Durban with the night before the race in Pietermarizburg so that you are very close to the start on race morning. Our trip includes the transfers from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on the Saturday before the race. We will also transfer any supporters back to Durban on the race day along with your luggage, which will be waiting for you at the Durban hotel after you have finished running. The hotel is short walk from the finish line and we will have staff on hand to assist you at the finish. 

Our package also includes return Durban Airport to hotel transfers. 

We have a limited number of guaranteed race entries for the 2020 Comrades Marathon, but they are only available to people booking our hotel packages, ENTRY-ONLY is not available.  If you have your own place you can also book our hotel and travel packages.  

 

 

 

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