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COMRADES MARATHON MUSEUM


E-mail: roxanne@comrades.com
Web site:
www.comrades.com

Physical address: 18 Connaught Road, Pietermaritzburg

Postal address: PO Box 100621, Scottsville 3209

Tel: 033 8978650 FAX: 033 8978660


The Comrades Marathon Museum is a magnificent old Victorian dwelling which was restored to its full original splendour under the architectural guidance of Comrades Marathon runner and former Springbok rugby captain Wynand Claasen. It is regularly visited by school groups in the City as an excellent example of the many features of architecture of that era. The museum houses a wide selection of personal treasures of former competitors as well as a comprehensive photographic gallery of past winners and people who have served with distinction in promoting the ideals of the Comrades Marathon. The impressive collection of trophies and shields, some dating back to the founding of the race, is also on display. A comprehensive set of pictorial display boards depicts the entire history of the race since its inception in 1921. A focal point is the detailed 1:25 000 scale model of the route with audio commentary, which stirs many a painful memory in runners.