We are excited to announce the inaugural #BeHerComrade scholarship offered by Tata Ultra Marathon. This all-inclusive scholarship is a unique opportunity for a passionate female marathon runner to participate in Comrades Marathon 2025 in South Africa. This initiative aims to inspire a generation of runners while creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the recipient.

What is Comrades Marathon?

Comrades is one of the most iconic ultra-marathons in the world, held annually in South Africa. It draws thousands of runners from across the globe, offering an extraordinary experience filled with camaraderie, challenge, and a spirit of endurance.

Scholarship Details

The #BeHerComrade scholarship is designed to support one deserving female marathon runner. The scholarship will cover the following:

  • Mentorship: Access to experienced coaches and mentors to guide the recipient in their preparation for Comrades 2025
  • Logistics: Travel, accommodation, and registration fees for Comrades 2025, TUM 2025 & one qualifying race for Comrades 2025
  • Guidance and Support: Comprehensive support throughout the journey, including training plans, nutrition advice, mental preparation & training gears (Kits)
  • Journaling the complete experience of the runner including preparation for the event, training sessions, races , Comrades 2025 & other events in the run-up

How to Nominate

  • Nominations are open to the public, allowing you to nominate a female marathon runner.
  • Runners can also self-nominate.

Nomination Process

To nominate a runner or self-nominate, follow these steps:

  • Fill the Nomination form on or scan the QR to start the process.


  • Provide information about the nominee or yourself, including running achievements, personal story, and why they/ you would be an excellent candidate for the scholarship.
  • Include any relevant details, such as race results, personal statement, etc.
  • Ensure the completed form is submitted by the deadline.
  • To stay informed about the #BeHerComrade scholarship and other Tata Ultra Marathon initiatives, follow @tataultramarathon on Instagram.

Key Dates

  • Nomination Period: Opens on 24/05/2024 and closes on 02/06/2024
  • Interview with Expert Panel: To be Decided
  • Selection Announcement: The scholarship recipient will be announced after contest ends!

#BeHerComrade Scholarship Contest –
Terms & Conditions

By participating in this contest, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined below. Please read them carefully to understand your rights and obligations.

  • Eligibility
    • Age Requirement: Contest participants must be 18 years of age or older on the date of their application submission.
    • Previous Comrades Participants: Participants who have previously participated in Comrades or who will be participating in Comrades 2024 are not eligible for this scholarship.
    • Gender Requirement: This contest is open exclusively to female participants, though nominations can be submitted by any individual.
  • Verification and Documentation
    • Tata Ultra Marathon reserves the right to request documents to verify the information provided in the nomination form.
    • Failure to produce valid documents or providing incorrect information will result in disqualification from the contest.
  • Disclosure of Medical Conditions
    • All participants must disclose any medical conditions or past injuries in the nomination form.
    • If any undisclosed medical condition or past injury is identified during medical tests conducted for the contest, this may result in disqualification.
  • Publicity and Media Release
    • Each participant acknowledges and hereby consents that the data concerning their running history, past race performances, notable accomplishments, and their desire to participate in the contest, as gathered from the application form, may be utilized in any manner on social media, websites, and any other available media by the organizers.
    • The selected participant must agree to be photographed and videographed during the entire duration of the scholarship, including training, preparations, and participation in Comrades 2025.
    • The participant acknowledges that these photographs and videos may be used for promotional purposes by Tata Ultra Marathon and its affiliates.
  • Passport Requirement
    • The selected participant must possess an Indian passport valid until December 2025.
    • If the selected participant does not have a valid passport, it is their responsibility to obtain one within 90 days of their selection. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • Disqualification and Other Conditions
    • The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any participant, who violates these Terms & Conditions or engages in misconduct.
    • The Organizer holds the exclusive and irrevocable right to terminate the participation of any prospective or selected participant at any point of time during the scholarship.
    • The Organizer is not responsible for any injuries or damages incurred by the participants during the contest, preparation, or the Comrades 2025 event.
    • The Organizer reserves the right to modify these Terms & Conditions at any time without prior notice. Changes will be communicated through the Organizer's official website and social media channels.
    • The Organizer retains the right to modify or alter any contest activities at any time, or to disqualify any participant, at its sole discretion, without prior notice.
  • Once the participant is selected, a formal Agreement will need to be executed by her and the organizers which shall detail out the Terms & conditions of agreement between both the parties & shall also list the limitations of liability of each party. In case of failure to enter into such agreement; the candidature of the participant will no longer be valid.
  • The Participants shall at all times shall keep confidential the selection process and all details regarding the scholarship which he might be informed of or which he might learn or come to know of as a Participant in the Contest or as a shortlisted potential candidate. The Participant shall at no time communicate to any third person or the media or give any interviews on his/her participation in the Contest without prior written consent of the Organizer. Violation of this clause shall immediately disqualify the participant’s prospects of further participation.
  • Contact Information
    For questions, clarifications, or further information about the #BeHerComrade Scholarship Contest, please write to us at or message us on our Instagram channel @tataultramarathon.

By participating in the contest, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to these Terms & Conditions. Good luck, and we look forward to your nominations!