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Unlike other ultra-marathons, the 89km Comrades Marathon is run between two major cities along a well-maintained regional road and participants are cheered on by spectators lining the entire route. This gruelling race is run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg every May and thousands of runners from all across the globe participate. Both cities come to a standstill on the day as the race brings a festive atmosphere to racegoers and onlookers.
The Comrades marathon was first run in 1921 to honour the WW1 dead and each year the race is alternated, with the ‘down’ run beginning in Pietermaritzburg and the ‘up’ run starting in Durban. In order to enter the race, runners must have completed a standard marathon within 5 hours and for the Comrades there is a 12 hour cut-off. Organisers have the event perfectly planned, the entry process is slick, parking is available, refreshment stations are spaced every 2-3km and marshals are placed along the... Show more
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For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.