Please note
2021 dates are still to be confirmed.
Please confirm with the event organiser before making any travel plans relating to this event.

About the Soweto Marathon

The Soweto Marathon invites sportsmen and -women from all over South Africa to participate. Formally known as the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon, this event is made up of a standard marathon of 42.2 kilometres, a half marathon of 21.1 kilometres, and a 10-kilometre run.

The race takes place at the beautiful FNB Stadium in the vibrant, historical Soweto Township, just outside the city centre of Johannesburg, Gauteng. This is both the start and finish venue.

Each entrant will receive a race pack; which contains a race number, free t-shirt, timing chip and race number / bib; as well as a commemorative medal.

The standard marathon starts at 06h00, the half marathon at 06h30, and the 10 kilometre at 07h00. The runners will need to bring their ChampionChip (unless purchased or hired), ID book / driver's license / passport, confirmation of registration slip, and their student card or a letter from their school (if applicable).

Soweto is the largest township in the country, and has a deep, complex history. Today, it is a vibrant hub of activity and growth, one that tells a poignant tale of the Rainbow Nation that is South Africa.

To avoid disappointment it is advisable to book your accommodation well in advance for this event. Visit the Soweto Accommodation pages to find guest houses, hotels and self catering places to stay and for additional info about Soweto which includes attractions, restaurants and things to do, see Soweto Info.

Need to Know

WhenTo be confirmed - November 2021

WhereFNB Stadium, Soccer City Ave, Nasrec, Johannesburg, 2147, Gauteng, South Africa

Telephone+27 (0)61 917-1001 or +27 (0)61 918-1002

OvernightStay nearby in Soweto, in Gauteng


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