Comrades Marathon entries have been open for only 33 days, but more than half of the 20 000 available spots have already been filled. Only about 9 700 entries are still available, according to the Comrades Marathon entries barometer.

The Comrades Marathon Association has confirmed entries for the 2017 Comrades Marathon are being taken up faster than in recent years.

Entries for the Comrades will close on 30 November 2016 or as soon as the 20 000 entries have been received.

More than 9 000 South Africans have already entered the race with the largest number of entries coming from Gauteng.

Entry Breakdown:

South African Entrants – 9306

Rest of Africa Entrants – 122

International Entrants – 695

Provincial Breakdown:

Northern Cape 62
North West 223
Free State 253
Eastern Cape 261
Limpopo 261
Mpumalanga 372
Western Cape 1141
KwaZulu-Natal 1634
Gauteng 4998

More information

For more information about entries and fees, visit the Comrades Marathon website