The countdown to the 2019 Comrades Marathon has begun: are YOU ready to paint the Ultimate Human Race ORANGE? We are.
On Sunday, 9 June, over 1 700 Team Vitality members will make their way to the start line at Durban City Hall to embark on the Ultimate Human Race: the 2019 Comrades Marathon.
Covering a distance of 87km, this year is the up-run for our runners who will battle the elements, the roads and themselves to make it to the finish line at the Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg. It’s the ultimate test of strength, endurance and courage – and Team Vitality will be there to support you every step of the way.
A message from Bruce Fordyce
Team Vitality Ambassador, Bruce Fordyce, is no stranger to the Comrades route, having won the race 9 times during his racing career. He has this message for everyone taking part: “I wish all my fellow Team Vitality runners the best of luck for this year’s up-run. Comrades is the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathon and one of the top racing events on the international running calendar. By taking part, you can be proud to be a part of this history.”
We are looking forward to hosting our Team Vitality runners at various events leading up to Comrades – whether you are participating in the ‘Ultimate Human Race’ yourself or just keen to experience the atmosphere that this prestigious race offers.
Don’t forget that Team Vitality members enjoy access to world-class hospitality on the day plus qualify for 50% cash back on their race entry fees. Join us this June as we support our courageous runners, donned in your best orange gear to help us #PaintComradesOrange. Share your pictures with us on social media using the hashtag #PaintComradesOrange (don’t forget to tag us) and you could win one of five ASICS hampers. Ts and Cs apply.
Follow the action on the Vitality Twitter handle using the hashtag #Comrades2019.
Good luck to everyone participating!
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