The world's most famous ultramarathon was established in 1921 as a live memorial to the fallen soldiers from South Africa in World War I. Every South Africa distance runner aspires to capture the coveted finisher's medal by completing the course under the strict limit of 12 hours. Marathon Tours & Travel is proud to be the exclusive International Tour Operator working directly with the organizing committee.
The approximately 89K runs from Pietermaritzburg to Durban in the even numbered years and from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in the odd numbered years. The 2024 race is an “Up Run” starting in Durban and finishing in Pietermaritzburg. The race distance is approximately 90.2K. The distance is subject to change and will be confirmed in the final race instructions.
South Africa is one of the world's great travel destinations, with multi-cultural heritage and outstanding natural attractions. We will be offering post-race options that will provide authentic South African experiences.
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If you reside in Australia please contact our Australian office.
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Thank you to the Marathon Tours & Travel team for a wonderful Comrades Marathon experience. I had an amazing time and can’t wait until next year’s tour and race.
I really enjoyed running the Comrades Marathon. While certainly challenging, you feel on top of the world after completing the Ultimate Human Race.
The race was incredible. Coming back next year!