Media Release: #ComradesCentenaryHopeChallenge Medal Unveiled


Media Release: #ComradesCentenaryHopeChallenge Medal Unveiled

The #ComradesCentenaryHopeChallenge medal has arrived! Finishers in the Challenge will receive a beautiful gold and black medal, complete with a distance bar to denote the mileage done, be it the 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 45km or 90km distance.

The CMA unveiled the medal earlier this week to rave reviews from runners around the world.

Resembling the golden era of hope after the onset of Covid-19, this gleaming medal is designed with Comrades and recreational runners in mind.

Using highly specialized plating and polishing techniques, the medal has been created using a unique 2-tone style in matt black and gold. Measuring 87.55mm x 80mm x 4mm, it comes complete with a 25mm yellow and black trilobal satin ribbon denoting the name of this year’s virtual event, the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge as well as the outstanding logo design.

The medal itself includes the various facets of the virtual aspect of the Comrades, encapsulating the Comrades logo, the 100 years of The Ultimate Human Race and gold and black colours of Comrades.

Runners from all corners of the world will don this medal proudly in line with the achievement that comes after participating in this year’s Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge.

Nearly 3900 participants have entered the virtual event so far. The entry breakdown is as follows:

Distance South Africa International Rest Of Africa Total
5km 177 26 2 205
10km 428 36 14 478
21km 1530 260 50 1840
45km 727 153 53 933
90km 302 95 46 443

Runners to please note that ALL entrants in the 21,1km, 45km and 90km will ALSO receive a FREE limited-edition Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge T-shirt.

For details on entry fees and other details or to enter the #ComradesCentenaryHopeChallenge please click through to









Statement issued by the Comrades Marathon Association Media Officer, Delaine Cools on 6 May 2021.

For an interview, please call:

  • CMA General Manager, Keletso Totlhanyo on 083 664 0421
  • CMA Race Director, Rowyn James on 079 501 0061
  • CMA Chairperson, Cheryl Winn on 082 779 0824

For more information, please call Delaine on: 083 949 2837