Comrades Ultramarathon Information

comrades 89K

June 4, 2017


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 one of the officially recommended travel agencies 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.


South Africa is one of the world's great travel destinations.  Its multi-cultural heritage and outstanding natural attractions offer excellent post-race options to safari in world-class Kruger National Park or explore the history and vineyards of Cape Town.  Work with one of our travel specialists to extend your travel. 


Our Comrades Travel Specialist Ann can personally customize your entire itinerary and provide you the little details that will make your visit to the Comrades Marathon and South Africa a safe and memorable journey.