Registrations for 2019
Membership registration now open!
Although the ASA website is currently not able to handle any new registrations, members can start to register for 2019 from today.
Please click on the Membership button below to continue to our membership page where the registration for 2019 is explained in detail.
Remember that only the first 500 members to register will receive a free T-shirt.
Avoid disappointment and register as soon as possible. Become a member and achieve your goal!
Sunday, 7 April 2019
On Sunday 7 April 2019 , The JointEze Irene Ultra powered by Modern Athlete will once again hit the streets of the Irene and Centurion suburbs! Labelled as THE Qualifier of 2019, the Ultra field will see many Comrades Marathon hopefuls looking to secure their spot in the 'Ultimate Human Race.'
What makes this race so perfect as a qualifying race is its 48km distance, and the fact that it is timed by ChampionChip. Firstly, your time will count for the 48-50km qualifying category for Comrades, thus giving you a 2km advantage, and secondly, ChampionChip will be doing mat-to-mat timing, meaning you will not lose any time while waiting to cross the start line, and your time will automatically be submitted to the Comrades entries database. With the new Comrades qualifying criteria being set, runners will be required to run sub 05:50 to secure their Comrades qualifier.
The course is also a significant help, as it features no major climbs, allowing runners to focus on achieving the times they need! Added to that, the event is perfectly placed on the calendar to allow runners to qualify with plenty of time to recover ahead of the remaining eight weeks of Comrades training. So, whether you're looking to secure your Comrades qualifier, or improve your Comrades start seeding, this is the race for you. Just note that the Ultra is capped at 4000 runners, and with entries already being snapped up quickly, the time to enter is now!
Race Office: 082 951 2581
More info: JointEze Irene Ultra and Half Marathon
AGN - Upcoming Races
Running Tip of the Month
Don't aim for a PB every time you run
To eventually run faster, you actually need to run slower too - regularly. Easy runs are a surprisingly effective way to build your fitness. And although it is tempting to drop the slower/easier runs from your training schedule, they are very important for healing and for being able to run more often, as well as for balancing out the faster and more intense sessions.
Comrades 2019 - Sizonqoba (Together We Triumph)
This year’s Comrades Marathon will be the 94th running of the world’s oldest and most famous ultra-marathon. In line with its alternating Up Run and Down Run tradition, this year's event will be the 48th Comrades Up Run.
The CMA Marketing Manager, Thami Vilakazi advised that the qualifying period for the 2019 Up Run would be between 26 August 2018 and 2 May 2019.
The 2019 Comrades Marathon will be held on Sunday, 9 June 2019, starting at the Durban City Hall at 5h30 and finishing at the Scottsville Race Course in Pietermaritzburg, 12 hours later.
For more information: http://www.comrades.com/marathoncentre/race-info