Comrades Substitutions (2020)


Looking for a Comrades substitution entry for 2020?

Please make note of the fact that the substitution process has changed in 2020.

From the Comrades website:


The Comrades Marathon Association will accept substitutions for the 2020 Comrades Marathon during the window period starting on 16th March 2020 and ending on 16th April 2020. No late substitutions will be accepted.

An Admin Fee of 15% of the entry fee will be deducted by the CMA from the withdrawing athlete. The CMA will only refund all withdrawing athletes after the substitution period and only if the substitution was successful.

There will be no money or voucher exchange between athletes.

Athletes will be able to withdraw from the 2020 race from 13 December 2019 up until 16 April 2020.

Substitution entries will be issued on a 1st come 1st serve basis.

The Substitution Fee of R200 will apply over and above the normal entry fee for the athlete taking up the available entry.



Once the substitution period opens on the 16th of March 2020, athletes will be able to do a normal entry online as long as there is an available entry. These entries will be made available by athletes who have withdrawn from the race.

Please note this will be on a 1st come 1st serve basis.

Comrades Substitution Information:

For more information on the substitution process for Comrades 2020 please go to: