Comrades Ultramarathon Information


comrades 89K

MAY 31, 2015


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 due to its multi-cultural heritage and outstanding natural attractions.  In addition to the stay in Durban to run Comrades, visiting runners and their travel companions should consider other vacation options. Cape Town is certainly among the world's most beautiful cities offering days trips to the famous wine country of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek, a day-trip to the Cape of Good Hope or perhaps a cage dive with great whites.


Are you interested in game viewing? You can take a day-trip from Durban to visit reserves that boast of the big five or choose a multi-night stay in world-class Kruger National Park which offers a wide range of accommodations from budget hotels to the most deluxe private camps found anywhere in Africa.


Marathon Tours & Travel can personally customize your entire itinerary and provide you the little details that will make your visit to Comrades safe and memorable.