he Comrades Marathon is renowned as the world’s greatest ultra marathon and on May 29 thousands of brave runners will take part in the ‘up run’ starting at the City Hall in Durban and finishing at The Cricket Oval in Pietermaritzburg – a staggering 89km.
“The Comrades Marathon is a world class event in its own right, attracting the best ultra marathon athletes locally and internationally and MapIT is extremely proud to be supplying the mapping data to ensure the successful coordination of the marathon on the day. With the online map we hope to alleviate any stress on the day for both the runners and the spectators and to achieve an enjoyable and hassle free day for all,” says MapIT Managing Director, Etienne Louw.
With the logistical support of MapIT, runners and spectators will be able to visit the official Comrades website [http://comrades.mapservice.co.za/] and view the interactive online map and familiarise themselves with the route, refreshment stations with the exact kilometre mark as well as coordinate their support teams route and meeting spots.
Runners will also be able to view both the start and end points to ensure the best parking on the day of the race. For spectators and support teams, the zoom in function on the map allows users to get a much better view of the route to ensure the best path is taken along the course of the race.