Introduction

11 Jun 2020 - 16 Jun 2020

COMRADES WITH AFRICA MARATHONS - www.africamarathons.com

OFFICIAL TOUR OPERATOR OF THE COMRADES MARATHON.

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We know the Comrades is a massive undertaking and we want to encourage entrants to join together and create that real 'team camaraderie' by staying together pre and post race and sharing this truly fantastic experience! We know sharing this with other people always enhances your memories of an event like this and we aim to help with achieving this.

We have teamed up with our partner hotels to offer fantastic accommodation, along with lots of extras to enhance the whole Comrades experience and your time in South Africa.

With our long standing and great relationship with our partners in South Africa we have teamed up to offer Comrades entrants (and their friends, family, supporters) a superb rate for 5 nights, which includes your room on bed and breakfast basis, airport transfers, Comrades Expo transfers, a tour of Durban and of course transfers to and from the race itself. 

We also will have optional extras to experience our top picks in Durban and surrounds including city tours and visiting the UShaka Marine World, KZN Sharks Board and the Victoria Street market.

We know the package is incredible value for money verses arranging for yourselves due to our great relationships with the accommodation on the ground and of course the extra added value in your package including your airport transfers. So please do have a good read over all the details and we hope you can join us and create a very special Comrades experience.

THE COMRADES

The legendary Comrades Marathon is the world oldest and largest Ultramarathon. The Comrades was run for the first time on the 24th May 1921 and has been run every year since, with the exception of during World War II. The race was the brainchild of WWI veteran Vic Clapham, to commemorate South African soldiers killed during the war. Clapham himself had endured a 2,700km trek through East Africa during the war and wanted the memorial to be a supreme test of physical endurance.

Ultramarathons are any distance over the standard 42.2km marathon and this is one of the very best in the world. The Comrades is run between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal and alternates each year between an ‘up’ run starting from Durban, and the ‘down’ run starting from Pietermaritzburg, taking on the challenging ‘Big Five’ set of hills. The race distance slightly varies each year, but is approximately 90kms. There are 27,500 entry places (with just 2,500 available for international entrants) and runners must complete the course in under 12 hours, also reaching a number of cut-off points at allocated times to continue in the race. Runners must have completed an official ‘qualifying’ marathon in under 4hrs50mins to enter this prestigious event.

The Comrades is a very special event and one that should be on all runners tick list – the strong values of camaraderie, courage and commitment, dedication, passion and perseverance are key to making this event so unique.

Pre or post marathon the options are endless across South Africa. Our personal recommendation pre or post the Comrades would be to spend time relaxing in Durban before heading out to explore the fantastic region of KwaZulu-Natal. The biggest draw in the local area is to experience safari in the many private game reserves, explore the Anglo-Zulu & Anglo-Boer battlefields, hike in the Drakensburg mountain or relax on the long and beautiful beaches of the region.

Of course if you have a bit longer you could fly to Cape Town and explore the cities main attractions including Table Mountain, Robben Island or the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, or simply wander around the vibrant Waterfront, dine out at the many top restaurants, or relax on the beaches of Camps Bay. We can also organise trips to stay out at the world famous Winelands, go whale-watching in and around Hermanus or head out along the beautiful Garden Route.

There is so much to experience in South Africa, so do speak to us about adding on time in this special country.

AFRICA MARATHONS BY TAILORMADE AFRICA -

www.africamarathons.com

We specialise in organising trips to take part in some of the very best running events across Africa, the home of long distance running!

We believe that anyone should be able to experience the atmosphere and vibrancy running events create in Africa and we therefore actively encourage social runners as well as experienced runners to join us on the various events we promote and are in partnership with. Above all we believe that it is not about the time you ran, it is about the time you had!

Not only do we want you to experience the thrill of taking part in a top running event in Africa – whether that be an ultra-marathon, marathon, half-marathon, 10k, trail-run or simply a fun-run – we want you to immerse yourself in all that each country has to offer and come back home having not only achieved your goal, but having had experiences to last a lifetime.

This is why we set up Africa Marathons, to provide trips that combine our love of running with our knowledge of Africa to offer the kind of high quality experiences that resonates so deeply with people and will have travellers falling in love with this quite incredible Continent.

At Africa Marathons we offer tailored packages for each marathon and design personalised, imaginative and high-quality adventures pre and post event that show travellers the real Africa.

With our parent company, Tailormade Africa, we also offer pre and post marathon packages to take advantage of being in the most exciting, vibrant and wild continent in the world.

Start

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Duration

Basis

Start

11 Jun 2020

Day 0

Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga Umhlanga

2 nights

B&B

11 Jun 2020

13 Jun 2020

Day 2

Anew Hotel Hilton KwaZulu Natal Midlands

1 night

B&B

13 Jun 2020

14 Jun 2020

Day 3

Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga Umhlanga

2 nights

B&B

14 Jun 2020

Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

 

Umhlanga : Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga

Bar/Lobby Lounge The Lighthouse Restaurant Hotel Views

KwaZulu Natal Midlands : Anew Hotel Hilton

Umhlanga : Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga

Bar/Lobby Lounge The Lighthouse Restaurant Hotel Views

Fast Facts

6 Days / 5 Nights

Reference Number: AMCOM20

2 guests

Price

Accommodation/Travel Package -

- Please enquire with us if you'd like us to book international flights for you from your local airport. 

- Please enquire for 4 night / 5 day options if  you require this i.e. you need to arrive Friday 12th or depart Monday 15th). 

- 5 nights / 6 day trip - THURSDAY 11TH JUNE - TUESDAY 16TH JUNE 2020. 

-Please note entrants must meet the Comrades Qualifying criteria for entry to the race. 

- Please note there are limited places on this trip. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL US [email protected]

Includes:

Comrades 2020 Race Entry. (R3800- approx. £200).

5 nights Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis.

(4 nights Protea by Marriott Umhlanga & 1 night ANEW Hilton). 

Airport Transfers on 11th and 16th June.

Transfer to Comrades Expo on 12th June.

Transfer Durban to Pietermaritzburg the day before the race. 

Transfer to the Race Start.

Transfer from the Race Finish to our team hotel. 

Celebratory team party on 15th June.

Africa Marathons representative tour leader and support with you throughout the trip.

 

Excludes:

International Flights. 

Visas

Meals and drinks not mentioned.

 

Umhlanga : Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga

Bar/Lobby Lounge The Lighthouse Restaurant Hotel Views

KwaZulu Natal Midlands : Anew Hotel Hilton

Umhlanga : Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga

Bar/Lobby Lounge The Lighthouse Restaurant Hotel Views
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