Old Mutual is the proud main sponsor of the Comrades Marathon, the international holy grail of endurance events.
Over the past 92 years, the Comrades has become widely regarded as the world's premier ultra marathon and a must-do for every long-distance South African runner. The spirit of the race has moved and inspired generations of athletes and supporters, and its tales of courage and camaraderie, tenacity and perseverance, are legendary.
The run takes place between Pietermaritzburg and Durban in KwaZulu-Natal every year, with the starting point alternating between the two cities. The route is hilly and tremendously tough. It demands discipline and long-term commitment, and demonstrates the extraordinary power of a determined mindset.
This year's Comrades Marathon will be an "up run" on Sunday, 4 June 2017. The race starts at the Durban City Hall at 05h30 and ends 12 hours later at the Scottsville Race Course in Pietermaritzburg covering a distance of approximately 88km.
The hard work, dedication, discipline and determination required from each of the runners that participate in this marathon has undeniably made the phrase “It Takes All of You – Zinikele” very appropriate for the 2017 Race Theme.
Join us at the Old Mutual Expo Stand at the Durban Exhibition Centre when you register for the 92nd Comrades Marathon. We'll have exciting and interactive activations on the go for your pleasure.
Dates and times: 01 - 02 June from 9am to 7pm and 3 June from 9am to 5pm.
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