Comrades 89K

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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 2023 race is a “Down Run” starting at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg and finishing at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. 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. 

If you reside in UK/Europe please contact our UK office.

If you reside in Australia please contact our Australian office.

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2022 Marathon Tours Comrades Trip

I loved this trip . I think the staff did an amazing job keeping us informed and getting us where we needed to be!

2022 Marathon Tours Comrades Trip

I loved the camaraderie, the run and the ease of travel!

2022 Marathon Tours Comrades Trip

The Comrades Marathon is an incredibly challenging race and an unforgettable experience, unlike any other major road race.

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Hannah Creighton
Hannah Creighton