Running travel specialists, Marathon Tours & Travel have been announced as the exclusive international tour operator for the world-famous Comrades Marathon.
Marathon Tours & Travel offers comprehensive travel packages for the very best running events around the world and the team is thrilled to become the exclusive international tour operator for the 96th Comrades Marathon, to be held on Sunday 11th June 2023.
Recognised internationally as ‘The Ultimate Human Race’, the Comrades Marathon is the oldest ultramarathon in the world and is considered among one of the most iconic events for long distance runners. Held over a course of approximately 89km, the direction of the race changes each year, between the Up Run (87km) starting in Durban, and the Down Run (90km), which kicks off in Pietermaritzburg. The 2023 event will see the 48th edition of the Down Run, starting at 5:30am in the morning, and finishing 12 hours later, at 5:30pm, in the coastal city of Durban.
Marathon Tours & Travel will offer an experience of a lifetime, with travel packages that take care of all trip logistics; from transfers and accommodation, to meals and race entry. Having all the finer details taken care of by their expert team means that the runner can focus on making it to the start line and simply focusing their mind on the challenge ahead of them. Supporters are very welcome too, and the Marathon Tours & Travel team will also be on-site to ensure a seamless experience for all participants.
The Marathon Tours & Travel team recognises that the Comrades Marathon is the pinnacle for every runner. Product Manager, Marie Howarth has completed many marathons around the world, including both the Up and Down Comrades. Together with an excellent support team, they offer a wealth of advice and experience to ensure each participant’s trip is a success in every possible way
Jeff Adams, President of Marathon Tours & Travel, said: “It is a great honour to announce the addition of the Comrades Marathon to our global portfolio, and to be the exclusive international partner for such an iconic event. Now in its 96th year, Comrades offers the experience of a lifetime, a true battle of mind and physical endurance, a challenge that I know sits towards the top of many runners’ bucket list.
“Based on decades of client feedback, our expert team has crafted a very special travel itinerary; with seamless transfers, accommodation that is perfectly located and tasty local food options, leaving no stone unturned. And with our product manager being a Comrades Marathon medal holder themselves, having finished both iterations of the event, it’s safe to say that runners will be in the very best of hands.”
Comrades Marathon Association Race Director, Rowyn James said:, “We are pleased to confirm the appointment of Marathon Tours & Travel as the official international tour operator of the Comrades Marathon. We have had a great working relationship with the team and look forward to a continued partnership with one of the world’s foremost specialist running travel brands. We have every confidence in them serving our runners’ needs and offering our international athletes a world-class travel experience.”