Latest entry stats in Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge

Latest entry stats in Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge

The majority of entrants in this Sunday’s Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge will be running the 21.1km distance while just over 700 participants will attempt to complete the 90km race.

So far, more than 9000 entrants from 50 nations have entered the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) second virtual event, aptly named the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge as a beacon of hope in a world ravaged by Covid-19.

The total number of participants in the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge stands at 9049, with the entry breakdown as follows:

DistanceLocalInternationalROATotal
5km100667111084
10km163192251748
21km31775011253803
45km13342421231699
90km49413982715
    9049

CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has called on runners to get their entry in via the official Comrades Marathon website and to be part of this year’s 100 year celebrations of the Comrades Marathon by participating in the virtual event.

James says, “The Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge promises to be an exciting day of running even though runners will participate virtually. We are pleased with the tally of entries so far and look forward to many more athletes taking to the streets this Sunday in what is the Comrades Marathon’s second virtual race since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

The Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge will comprise 5 distances, being a 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 45km and 90km which will all be run virtually on Sunday, 13 June 2021. For more information on the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge and to enter, please click through to www.comrades.com

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.

#Ithemba #HopeIs #ComradesCentenaryHopeChallenge

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