Department sponsors Comrades Marathon App


With 65-thousand downloads last year, the latest version of the Comrades Marathon App is now ready for download via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. With a myriad of functionalities, the App contains all need-to-know Comrades information at your fingertips, as well as a host of other aspects.

Sponsored by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport & Recreation, the Comrades App contains state-of-the-art features, including results and tracking; training info; Expo dates and times; information on webinars and all aspects of the race; route and traffic information; route maps; final race instructions and statistics.

Some of its attractive features are:

  • Selfie functionality with the ability to share to SM platforms or store on device
  • Pace Calculator
  • Push to talk notifications

Furthermore, the DSR Comrades App is the only platform where online raffle tickets can be purchased for the Toyota Win-A-Car competition which will close at 2pm on race day.

Comrades runners and supporters who had previously installed the original version on their mobile device would have received a push notification update to download the latest version.

Runners will find these functionalities highly useful and relevant:


  • Results inclusive of split times
  • Live tracking functionality


  • Coach Parry’s training schedules


Dates, times and important aspects of the race which have a direct impact on the runner or supporter relating to Race Day


  • Qualifying events schedule
  • Women’s Seminars
  • Novice Seminars
  • Webinars
  • Podcasts
  • Spirit of Comrades
  • Membership
  • FAQs
  • Route Info
  • Tog Bag Pick up
  • Traffic Information
  • Route Maps
  • Final Race Instructions’


  • Various statistics regarding the race


  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

CMA Marketing Manager, Thami Vilakazi says, “The DSR Comrades App offers all the Comrades Marathon news and information right at your fingertips. It contains up-to-date, relevant facts and figures; and state-of-the-art results and tracking features which will greatly benefit our runners. It is a pleasure to have the Department of Sport & Recreation on board with us.”


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