Comrades Sign-Up

I know I’ve said this before and you guys probably have November 1st highlighted in your diaries (yes Sally that’s you and Michelle and Team Flash) but I can’t stress enough how quick you are going to have to be off the mark.  The Comrades talk I went to last week, of the group that was there (they had to bring in more chairs to accommodate us all) roughly half were novices, that was just one talk at one club…

5,000 Novices is the limit (unless the 15,000 isn’t reached for previous runners) which isn’t much considering this is an international event – so here are the ways you can enter:

  • Online at
  • Any Mr Price store – this is advised if you can’t access the website
  • Hand it in at Comrades House in Pietermaritzburg
  • Pay at any Nedbank branch and then mail the payment confirmation and entry form
  • By mail

Obviously for those of you who are not South African your options are limited, I wish I had alternatives for you because there is nothing more annoying than trying to get onto a website which is struggling to handle the traffic, although I’m sure the Comrades Association has made provision for this.  Also to you guys NOT in our time zone, if entries open at 12am South African time, then remember to make allowances for whichever time zone you are in.  I use this time converter thingy…



  1. Cands says:

    Hi Sally, yes they do know if they are full because they are directly linked so I think that might be the best option for you.

  2. Sally says:

    Now I’m nervous just about entering this race!! I have internet but I don’t have a credit card – guess I should borrow one and have it ready at 12:01 a.m. on 1st November! If I went and entered and paid at a Mr Price store on the morning of the 1st how do they know whether the entries are full or not?

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