“Running Comrades has been a lifelong dream. Helping children has been a lifelong passion. Pairing the two makes my heart come alive. Nothing could be sweeter.”

– Josh Cox

Comrades Marathon

May 30, 2010 • South Africa

Held every year, the Comrades Marathon is one of the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathons. The course stretches 56 miles (89 km) from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa to the coastal city of Durban. It traverses several grueling hills known as the “Big Five.” It is one of the ultimate tests of human endurance.

Approximately 17,000 athletes will run the Comrades Marathon this May. But for 17 of them, the race is only part of the story. They are running as part of Team World Vision. They are running for the children of Africa — children who desperately need sponsors like you to walk life’s journey with them.