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15 April 2021, 3pm

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Provincial entry statistics in Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge


With nearly 2500 entries taken up for the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge virtual race on 13 June, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has issued the provincial entry statistics.

The lion’s share of entries hail from Gauteng, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

Western Cape9.64%
Free State3.25%
Eastern Cape3.98%
Northern Cape1.62%
North West2.35%

The #ComradesCentenaryHopeChallenge follows the hosting of the CMA’s inaugural virtual event #RaceTheComradesLegends last year which saw 43,778 entrants from 102 nations participating in one of the world’s biggest and most successful virtual races.

On Sunday, 13 June 2021, runners, running club members and their families will once again be able to join in the celebratory spirit of The Ultimate Human Race by participating in the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge from any time between 00:01am and 23:59pm on the actual challenge date, within their local time zone globally.

The Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge will comprise 5 distances, being a 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 45km and 90km which will all be run virtually, meaning that athletes get to run their own race, along their select route anywhere in the world.

All that participants need to do is go to the official Comrades Marathon website; register for the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge; select their distance; support their Comrades Marathon Official Charity if they so wish and make payment.

For more information on the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge and to enter, please click through to

The campaign slogan for the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge is ‘Ithemba – Hope Is’, which aims to contextualise each runner’s hopes, what the feeling means to them and to further inspire other athletes to dig deep and discover their own hopes and dreams for a better future and the new normal in a world ravaged by Covid-19.

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