Entering the Comrades Marathon is not cheap, so where does your money go? | The Citizen

As is the case with most major mass participation events, running the Comrades Marathon is not a cheap endeavour. On top of travel and accommodation costs, shoes and kit, joining a club and paying for qualifying events, runners must also enter the race. Entry fee For local South Africans, an entry for next week’s Comrades in KwaZulu-Natal costs R1,200, while runners from other African countries must pay R2,000 and those from other continents must fork out R4,500. In return, entrants receive t-shirts and goodie bags filled with sponsors’ products, and anyone who finishes within the 12-hour cut-off gets a medal….

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