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Soweto Marathon entries open

Run Soweto Marathon

Run Soweto Marathon

Monday, 17 September 2012 – Entries for the 20th Soweto Marathon are open with just under 20 000 runners expected to compete in the marathon and all other sub events this year.

For the first time in history, the events will be split over two days with the 10km wheelchair race, the 5km fun run and the 10km professional walk taking place on Saturday, 3 November.   The only races taking place on Sunday, 4 November will be the 42.2km marathon as well as the 10km run/walk.

Forms will be available at sport shops as well as Mr Price stores nationwide in due course, but online entry forms are already available.  Please visit the following site:

Everybody entering the Soweto Marathon before the closing date will receive a T-shirt at a number collection venue nearest to you.  This includes Pilditch Stadium in Tshwane on 31 October and 1 November and at the JHB Expo Centre situated in Nasrec on 2 and 3 November.  All events race numbers will be obtained at the abovementioned venues and not at sport shops.  Entries close on 21 October 2011.

All entry forms and deposit slips can be faxed to 086 773 8277 or hand delivered at the Soweto Marathon Race office at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Office No. 35 Auditorium, Cnr Nasrec and Randshow Road at Nasrec, Johannesburg.

Entry fees are as follows:

42.2km                              R120.00
10km Run/Walk                  R85.00
10km Professional walk       R85.00
10km Wheelchair                R85.00
5km Fun Run                      R15.00

Athletes aged 60 years and older will enter for free.

Whether you are a professional athlete testing your fitness and endurance level with the 42.2km or someone who just enjoys the outdoors, the Soweto Marathon will have something for you.  To be a part of this amazing opportunity and ensure you don’t miss out, please ensure that you complete your entry form immediately.

For more information please contact the Soweto Marathon organizing committee on 011 494 3366 or email

The Soweto Marathon is made possible by The City of Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Expo Centre and the Road Accident Fund.

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