As a key sponsor of the Comrades Marathon, Bonitas Medical Fund has been supporting the race for over a decade. This year sees Bonitas extend this vision to ensure that runners get the support they need before, during and after the race.

Celebrating the triumph of the human spirit

The Comrades Marathon is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It showcases the triumph of the human spirit and it aims to celebrate the victory of endurance over adversity. It is a South African institution, internationally recognised for the body-sapping challenge it poses and the camaraderie it fosters among its thousands of participants, each with their own unique story. This resonates with Bonitas positioning as a medical aid for all South Africans.

Supporting runners from start to finish

Gerhard Van Emmenis, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund, says, “The Comrades Marathon is a true test of endurance. We want to support runners by providing them with access to tips and information to ensure they run a safe and healthy race.”

Sharing the journey with runners and supporters

The slogan for this year’s marathon is ‘Sizonqoba’. This means ‘Together We Triumph!’ And the Bonitas team is determined to be with the runners throughout their Comrades journey – during training, along the route and in their post-race recovery.

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