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The Comrades Marathon is an ultramarathon of approximately 89 km (approx. 55 miles) which is run annually in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race. The direction of the race alternates each year between the "up" run (87 km) starting from Durban and the "down" run (now 90.184 km) starting from Pietermaritzburg.

The event on Sunday 9th June 2024 is the 'up' run of approximately 87km from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.

The field is capped at 25,000 runners, and entrants hail from more than 60 countries. In all but three runnings since 1988, over 10,000 runners have reached the finish within the allowed 11 or 12 hours. With increased participation since the 1980s, the average finish times for both sexes, and the average age of finishers have increased substantially.

Runners over the age of 20 qualify when they are able to complete an officially recognised marathon (42.2 km) in under five hours (4h50 for 2019). During the event an athlete must also reach five cut-off points in specified times to complete the race. The spirit of the Comrades Marathon is said to be embodied by attributes of camaraderie, selflessness, dedication, perseverance, and ubuntu.





Arrival at Durban King Shaka Airport (Durban)

Check-in at the hotel (Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel)

Shake-out run

Free & Easy 

Overnight at the hotel


Breakfast at the hotel

After breakfast, depart the hotel at 9.00am for a half-day sightseeing tour of Durban and the beachfront area.

Welcome Reception at 5.30pm and briefing

Overnight at the hotel


North Beach Park Run (Optional)

Breakfast at the hotel

Private Comrades Course Tour, including stops at the Comrades House Museum, the Wall of Honour and Arthurs Seat

Stretch session on the beach or in the hotel

Pre-race dinner at the hotel or a nearby venue

Overnight at the hotel


Grab & Go breakfast available at the hotel

Private shuttle service to the start area in Durban

Race finishes in Pietermaritzburg

Transfer back to Durban

Overnight at the hotel in Durban


Breakfast at the hotel 

Free & Easy in the morning

Lunch and Celebrations (12.00pm to 6.00pm)

Overnight at the hotel


Breakfast at the hotel

Departure for the airport (Durban King Shaka Airport)





Tour Packages


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Below are a list of items that are included and excluded in the tour package:


  • Accommodation in Durban - inclusive of breakfast, and taxes
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Transfer to race start area from the hotel, and back to the hotel from the finish area
  • International Race entry fee
  • Half-day sightseeing tour
  • Welcome Reception with dinner & drinks
  • Pre-race dinner and post-race party & celebration
  • On site hosts to assist you during the race weekend
  • International airfares & taxes to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Visa for South Africa
  • Travel & Personal Accident Insurance
  • Daily meals (except for breakfast at the hotel & meals mentioned in the tour program)
  • Personal items such as laundry, souvenirs and sightseeing




  • 6 Days 5 Nights

    Twin Share

    Runner @ $ 2,560

    Non-runner @ $ 2,060

    Southern Sun Elageni & Maharani Hotel (Durban)

  • 6 Days 5 Nights

    Single Room

    Runner @ $ 3,160

    Non-Runner @ $ 2,660

    Southern Sun Elageni & Maharani Hotel (Durban)

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registration is open

Thank you very much for choosing to travel with us to South Africa for the Comrades Marathon*.

*Please be advised that all participants must meet the qualifying times set by the organisers.

For more information on the qualifying times & period, go to the official website:

Registration is open for the 2024 Tour. 

Click on the link below for the registration form (fillable pdf). 

Please read the terms & conditions, and instructions carefully before submitting the form.

You can refer to the "Terms and Conditions" for our tour to the Comrades Marathon 2024. 

Do note that there is no shorter duration besides what's being offered for the tour.  

Thank you very much for choosing to travel with us. 


Download the Registration Form