Comrades Substitution Process running smoothly
April 6, 2018  

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With 1007 athletes having officially withdrawn from the 2018 Comrades Marathon, the gauntlet has been thrown down for runners who have not yet entered to take their spot on the start line, come Sunday, 10 June 2018.
With 64 days to go to The Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that 635 successful Substitution applications have been processed since opening last week.
The Substitution Rule allows for a runner who has not entered to substitute an entrant who has withdrawn, or intends to withdraw from the 2018 Comrades Marathon.
There are less than three weeks remaining before the Comrades Marathon Substitution Process closes on Wednesday, 25 April 2018. The cost of the Substitution application is R200,00.
The Substitution rule is applicable to all entrants including South African, Rest of Africa and International on a like for like basis i.e.
• An International entrant can only substitute with an International entrant
• For the first time, athletes from Rest of Africa (ROA) will be able to substitute with SA runners or other Rest of Africa entrants
• A South African entrant can substitute with a South African entrant or Rest of Africa entrant
Prospective substitutes are encouraged to do their applications online. Alternatively, they may send their completed applications via email to or hand deliver them to Comrades House in Pietermaritzburg. Please do not post forms.
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