All systems go for 2018 Comrades Substitutions
March 26, 2018  

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The 2018 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process is open. The Substitution Rule has become part of the Comrades Marathon entry rules since 2012 and allows for an athlete who has not entered the race to substitute an entrant who has withdrawn, or intends to withdraw from the 2018 Comrades Marathon.

The process will run for a full month, starting today until Wednesday, 25 April 2018. The cost of the Substitution application is R200,00 and is applicable to all entrants including South African, Rest of Africa and International on a like for like basis.

The Comrades Marathon Association has urged prospective substitutes to do their applications online. Runners may alternatively submit their completed applications via email to or hand deliver them to Comrades House in Pietermaritzburg. Please do not post forms.

The completed application forms as specified in the Substitution Rule must reach the CMA office by 25 April 2018. There will be no extension of this deadline and no postal applications will be accepted.

Note: The 2017 Comrades Substitution Process yielded over a thousand successful Substitution applications.

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