The registration period for Comrades 2018 finished in record time. This would have left plenty aspiring runners empty handed. Don’t give up hope just yet. Due to the arduous nature of the training and the run itself plenty of people find themselves having to bail long before the race. Comrades Marathon does have a substitution period where you can ink up with people who are willing to give their entry up.
The Substitution process opens on 14 March 2017 and all applications must reach the CMA by no later than 14 April 2017. There is a way you can do this online. Follow the steps below:
- The current entrant who has a valid paid entry can logon to their online entry using their personal logon “User Name” and “Password” from this link – Entry Update
- The entrant must locate the substitution button then follow the prompts
- The “Substitution Voucher Code” needs to be supplied to the potential entrant who will be substituting to run Comrades 2017 as they will need this to use as a payment voucher when processing their entry online.
- The new entrant who is the substitute, must do an online entry from the link below.
- On completing their new entry, they will use the “Substitution Voucher Code” as payment of the entry fee.
- Once the “Substitution Voucher Code” has been entered as payment, there will be a remaining amount of R150 due for the substitution fee.
- The substitution fee must be settled with an online Credit Card OR Debit Card transaction.
TIP FOR OVERSEAS COMPETITORS: Keep in close touch with the Comrades Facebook page of your respective country if you have one and the respective Comrades ambassador closer to the time.
Here’s the current list of ambassadors:
Argentina Javier Frega email@example.com
Australia Bruce Hargreaves firstname.lastname@example.org
Brazil Nato Amaral email@example.com
Canada Andrea Moritz firstname.lastname@example.org
France Marie Barreau email@example.com
Germany Klaus Neumann firstname.lastname@example.org
India Amit Sheth email@example.com
Ireland Ian Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan Sandy Kondo email@example.com
Malaysia Frank Wei Siong Chong firstname.lastname@example.org
Namibia Joel Talbot email@example.com
Netherlands Hans Koeleman firstname.lastname@example.org
Portugal Tiago Dionisio email@example.com
Scandinavia Christian Madsen firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland Don Mellor email@example.com
United Kingdom David Ross firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Pat Kongsilp email@example.com
Mark Bloomfield Ambassador At Large firstname.lastname@example.org