THE 26th EDITION of the Soweto Marathon has officially opened entries.
This years’ historical race has seen an increase from 30 000 to 40 000 athletes, according to the organisers.
“Every year we find ourselves dealing with disappointed runners as we sell out, which is why we’ve increased our capacity, opened entries early and promise to raise the standard higher than ever,” says Soweto Marathon Chairman Sello Khunou.
“The popular route’s remain unchanged as the Soweto Marathon Trust will once again host runners in the 42km, 21km and 10km distances. This year we call on everyone to Lace Up: Conquer your hard.”
Race Director Danny Blumberg encourages athletes to enter early to avoid disappointment.
“Entries close on 31 July 2019 if not before should we sell out. This iconic event is an absolute must for every South African as with an unchanged route to 2018, we will once again honour Soweto’s rich history with the marathon athlete’s passing eight significant heritage sites”, says Blumberg.
Soweto Marathon Trust (SMT) would like to thank Old Mutual, the Gauteng Provincial Government, City of Joburg, among others, for their contributions and participation.
To participate in the people’s race, a movement greater than yourself, enter at www.sowetomarathon.com before entries sell out.
Date: Sunday 3 November 2019
Venue: Start & Finish: Stadium Avenue, FNB Stadium, Nasrec, JHB.
Start times: The standard marathon (42.2 km): 06:00; The half marathon (21.1 km): 06:30; 10 km run: 07:00.
Image (The 26th edition of the Soweto Race has seen an increase to an overwhelming 40 000 entries).