We provide fully equipped Race Day Support Gazebos to all athletes competing in this years Comrades Marathon. These gazebos are set-up along the route, allowing runners access to their pre-packed items and supplements (gels, protein shakes, snacks, sunblock, replacement socks, bandages).
Each support station allows athletes to replenish failing energy levels as well as additional refreshments and exclusive ablution facilities.
Advantages of the Runners Package
Not feeling weighed down by having to carry items whilst running
No bulky pockets or running belts required.
Highly visible support marquees positioned strategically along the race route.
Massage therapists are on standby if any athlete is in need of additional care.
Access to personal pre-packed race items
You can plan your race with added confidence, knowing the location of each Support Marquee.
Clean exclusive ablution facilities for our runners and supporters only
The Support Points
Support Point #1 is located at Exit 61 to R103 Umlaas Road on the left hand side – GPS co-ordinates 29°43’16.4″S 30°29’57.4″E. Approx 21km from the start.
Support Point #2 is located approx 1km after the Drummond Cutt-off. Approx 46km from the start
Support Point #3 is located at 68 Old Main Road, Kloof on the left hand side – GPS co-ordinates 29°47’30.7″S 30°49’23.1″E. Approx 63km from the start
How it Works.
Pre Race Day,Athletes drop off required items at the Hilton Hotel in Durban on Thursday 11 June 2020, Friday 12 June and Saturday, 13 June 2020.
The items will be placed into numbered, colour coded bags for each of the support points.
The athlete is provided with an identity bracelet to assist the Race Support Crew in allocating the bag at each support point.
Race Day, Access to your personal items during the race at one or all of our support points.
Post Race, Athletes collect post-race items at the Hilton Hotel Durban on Monday 15 June 2018 between 9.00 am and 11.00 am.
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We provide a full day supporters package for the family and friends of runners participating in the Ultimate Human Experience. This package offers supporters an opportunity to support their runners from 2 support gazebos along the way as they take on this challenge.
The package includes.
Meet at Hilton Hotel at 4am on 14 June 2019 in Durban with coffee/tea on arrival
Depart to Support Point 1 at 4h30am, Exit 61 to R103 Umlaas Road, GPS co-ordinates 29°43’16.4″S 30°29’57.4″E) , arrival at approx 5h15am
Breakfast including champagne and orange will be served.
Refreshments will be provided.
Comfortable environment, tables, chairs, umbrellas as well as clean ablutions for our own supporters and athletes.
Supporters will be able to meet and cheer on their runners as they pass the first point.
At approx 8h45, supporters will be transported to Support Point 3 – 68 Old Main Road, Kloof, GPS co-ordinates 29°47’30.7″S 30°49’23.1″E
Traditional South Africa Braai for lunch consisting of boerewors, chicken kebabs, lamb chops, rump steak, variety of breads and fresh salads.
Refreshments will be provided including sodas, water, wine and local beers.
If 50% of the Supporters runners are through, the first coach may depart earlier.
At approximately 14h00 supporters will be transferred to the finish at Moses Mabhida Stadium where they will be dropped off and can meet their runners. The bus will also drop supporters off at the Hilton Hotel for those needing to fetch cars etc.
A backup vehicle will be on standby for emergencies