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Comrades Marathon is an ultramarathon of approximately 90 km (approx. 56 miles) run in the Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race. The direction of the race alternates each year between the “up” run (87 km) starting from Durban and the “down” run (89 km) starting from Pietermaritzburg.
The race was run for the first time on 24 May 1921. It was the idea of World War I veteran Vic Clapham, to commemorate the South African soldiers killed during the war.
Website: Comrades Marathon | June 2, 2013
Live Race Day Coverage
Everything you want to know on how to catch up on the live action for 2013 Comrades Marathon, whether it is live TV broadcast, online streaming, or tracking your favorite runners on our Comrades Marathon 2013 Live Coverage page. Updated results will be available on Comrades Marathon 2013 Results page.
- Ultra Marathon (up-run or down-run)
To participate in Comrades Marathon you can register in the official website. Entries for the marathon will be cut off at 18,000 runners.
Course / Route Map
The marathon is a ‘down-run’ starting at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg and and finishing at the Sahara Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban. The race is run on the roads of KwaZulu-Natal Province, marked by “The Big Five” set of hills. On the down run they appear in the following order: Polly Shortts, Inchanga, Botha’s Hill, Fields Hill and, finally, Cowie’s Hill. The course takes the runners through 45th Cutting, Wall of Honour, Arthur’s Seat, Little Pollys, Umlaas road, Alverstone Mast, Camperdown, Cato ridge and Ethembeni School.
Results of past runs for all runners are available at our Comrades Marathon Results page.