February 24, 2024

Provincial Entry Statistics in #Comrades2023

With 17,920 runners having for qualified this year’s 96th Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 11 June, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has issued the provincial entry statistics.

The lion’s share of entries hail from Gauteng, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

Gauteng:                   7398

KwaZulu-Natal:        3491

Western Cape:        1517

Eastern Cape:          1141

Mpumalanga:          772

Limpopo:                  662

Free State:                505

North West:             450

Northern Cape:       154

On Comrades day runners, their families, supporters, volunteers and the nation at large will once again join in the celebratory spirit of The Ultimate Human Race by running the great race, assisting at 42 refreshment stations along the 87.7km route or cheering from the sidelines.

CMA Race Director, Rowyn James says, “We look forward to a fantastic running of this year’s 48th Down Run. Runners will be representing their respective provinces in numbers and as much as this is a truly international race, it is our South African athletes who have made the Comrades Marathon such an epic event. We warmly welcome everyone to KwaZulu-Natal.”

The 96th Comrades Marathon will be run on Sunday, 11 June 2023, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 05h30 and ending 12 hours later at the Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban. The distance will be 87,7km. This will be the 48th Comrades Down Run.

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