Would you like to be part of a unique “bus and running experience” for the 2018 Comrades Marathon? The idea is to get as many Magnolia members as possible with a Green number to run together from start to finish. To make the bus unique we will run with a banner indicating the total number of medals in the “bus”. Name for the banner is still be determined but it will be something like, “Magnolia 150 Comrades Medal Bus”.
To accommodate all runners, our objective is to finish around 11 ½ hours. This might be a difficult decision for the faster runners as you would have to substitute your Bill Rowan/Bronze medal for an 11 ½ finish. As far as we are aware, it has never been attempted before to get a larger number of green numbers to finish together. This will mean that you will be part of something unique. You will be running and completing the Comrades with friends, all with a common goal to finish as a group. Some of our members have stopped running long distances but still would like to be part of this unique “bus” and are tempted to run again next year.
Our aim is to get as many medals as possible and would like to get 150+ medals.
To be part of this bus, you must:
- Have a green number (completed 10 Comrades marathons or more)
- Start in the E block.
- Be a Magnolia member and run in Magnolia club colours on the day.
- Start and end with the “bus”.
If you would like to be part of this unique bus please send an e-mail to Kenny at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information (this will also indicate if this initiative is viable):
- Name and surname
- Number of Comrades medals
- Cellphone number