The 94th running of South Africa’s premier Ultra marathon, the Comrades will get underway at 05;30 on the morning on Sunday 9 June.
The race will be run ‘gun to gun’ meaning that contestants have 12 hours in total to complete the course.
This year’s race is an “UP RUN” starting at the City Hall in Durban and finishing at the Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg. The race distance is approximately 87km.
There are six cut-off points runners need to be aware of the first of which is at the St John’s Avenue subway, 18,56 km into the course, runners have two hours and 40 minutes to reach the first cut-off.
|CUT – OFF||RUNNING TIME||TIME OF DAY||KM TO GO||KM DONE|
|St Johns Avenue Subway (Pinetown)||2:40:00||08h10||68,27km||18,56km|
|N3 Subway – Cato Ridge||8:10:00||13h40||29,94km||56,89km|
|Umlaas Road Interchange||9:30:00||15h00||19,81km||67,02km|
|Top of Polly Shortts||11:10:00||16h40||7,57km||79,26km|
The final cut-off is at 12 hours (17h30) any runners who have not reached the Finish, must then leave the route and retire from the race immediately.
Comrades Marathon route
To Download a hi-res version of the 2019 Comrades Marathon Route Map Click Here. No major changes have been made to the up-run route since the finish was shifted from Harry Gwala Stadium in Pelham, to Scottsville Race Course.
Comrades Marathon results
We’ll update the results here as they happen. You’ll have to refresh your browser to make sure you are seeing the latest updates.
You can check out all the previous winners of the race here.
Comrades Marathon 2019: Watch it live here!
The race will also be broadcast live on SABC TV.