There are just two days remaining for aspirant Comrades runners to get their Substitution applications in before the process closes. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that the month-long process comes to an end at close of business on Wednesday, 25 April 2018.
Over 1500 successful substitution applications have been processed since opening on 26 March. The Substitution Rule allows for a runner who has not entered to substitute an entrant who has withdrawn, or intends to withdraw from the 2018 Comrades Marathon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or hand deliver them to Comrades House in Pietermaritzburg. Please do not post forms.
For more details, please click through to www.comrades.com