More than 60 recipients have been bestowed with the coveted Spirit of Comrades Award since the flagship awards gala of the Comrades Marathon was initiated in 1996. It is a big honour to bestow on any individual. Picture: Supplied

Durban - More than 60 recipients have been bestowed with the coveted Spirit of Comrades Award since the flagship awards gala of the Comrades Marathon was initiated in 1996. It is a big honour to bestow on any individual.

Among the inspiring awardees are Comrades Marathon Association volunteers, runners, winners, brand ambassadors, doctors and running club administrators.

With less than four days to the closing of submissions for the nomination process, the CMA has made a final call for Comrades Marathon runners, supporters and the public at large to nominate their Comrades do-gooder for the upcoming Old Mutual Spirit of Comrades Awards.

The final date for nominations is Tuesday, July 31. Nominations have been coming in thick and fast with some incredible individuals having been put forth for the esteemed accolade.

Commenting on the event, CMA chairperson, Cheryl Winn said along with their major sponsor, Old Mutual, they look forward to celebrating those who embody the indomitable Spirit of Comrades. 

"We are very aware that the Comrades Marathon remains the ultimate road-running event, thanks to the support and passion of all South Africans. Over the years, it has been an honour for the CMA to bestow the Spirit of Comrades Award on such inspiring people who have showcased their love for The Ultimate Human Race. We aim to ensure that the most deserving candidates are nominated and selected for this grand acknowledgement," Winn said.  

The Old Mutual Spirit of Comrades Award is presented to a maximum of three outstanding individuals annually. Please click through to http://www.comrades.com/home-about/spirit-of-comrades and submit your nomination before July 31, 2018.