Soweto Marathon Entries Open

Entries for the 19th Soweto Marathon are officially open and 17 000 runners are expected to compete this year. This year’s Marathon will take place on Sunday 6 November, with even more to look forward to.
Whether you are a professional athlete or someone who just enjoys the outdoors, the Soweto Marathon will have something for you. The experienced runner can test their fitness and endurance levels with the 42.2km race.

It will also be the first year where the 10km run and 10km walk will be combined. The professional walkers however will be separated from the main group. The idea for this is to give the professional walkers the opportunity to compete at the Soweto Marathon under the correct rules and regulations.

The Soweto Marathon also caters for the disabled athletes in the form of a 10km wheelchair race and for those enthusiasts just looking to get out and experience Soweto; the 5km fun run will offer exactly this.

For the first time this year entries will be taken at the Soweto Festival in Nasrec from the 23 – 25 September. Visitors at the exhibition should look out for the Athletics South Africa exhibition stand to get more information about the history of the Soweto Marathon.

Entry forms are available and can be completed at The Sweatshop Dunkheld, The Sweatshop Irene, Beford Runner in Bedfordview, Run-a-way sport Lynwood, Randburg Runner, Running Inn, Sportsmans Warehouse the Glen and Orlando Community Hall. Online entries available at www.enteronline.co.za

Entries may also be hand delivered at Central Gauteng Athletics situated at Germiston Stadium and Athletics South Africa’s offices in Houghton.

All entries must be accompanied by proof of payment or will be rejected.

Entry fees are as follows:
42.2km R110.00
10km Run/Walk R70.00
10km Professional walk R70.00
10km Wheelchair R70.00
5km Fun Run R10.00

Athletes aged 60 years and older enter for free.

To be a part of this amazing opportunity you need to ensure that you complete that entry form immediately. With 18 past years to gain experience and improve on past experiences, this year will surely be something to look forward to.

Everybody entering the Soweto Marathon before the closing date will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag at the following number collection venues. This includes Pilditch Stadium in Tshwane, ASA offices in Houghton Estate and at the MTN Expo Centre situated in Nasrec. All events race numbers will be obtained at the abovementioned venues and not at sport shops.

Entries close on 21 October 2011.

29 Responses to Soweto Marathon Entries Open

  1. Thato 30 August 2011 at 10:52 am #

    please help i have an application form but i dont have a licence number so how do i get that.

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      Runners World 30 August 2011 at 10:58 am #

      Hi Thato – the entry proces is explained in the article.

      • Thato 30 August 2011 at 11:47 am #

        wich one?

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          Runners World 30 August 2011 at 11:50 am #

          This article!

          “Entry forms are available and can be completed at The Sweatshop Dunkheld, The Sweatshop Irene, Beford Runner in Bedfordview, Run-a-way sport Lynwood, Randburg Runner, Running Inn, Sportsmans Warehouse the Glen and Orlando Community Hall. Online entries available at http://www.enteronline.co.za

          • Noncedo Ncukana 3 November 2011 at 10:12 am #

            I want to run soweto Marathon but i didn’t register because i was overses .Where can i got and register for late registration

    • pakiso 25 May 2012 at 8:12 am #

      if u nid permanent licence u nid to join the running club of your choice or else when going to register ask for temporary licence so u can be to run the race.

  2. Thato 30 August 2011 at 11:55 am #

    thanks

  3. ben 27 September 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    i want to register for the soweto marathon, online. please help me.

  4. Johan 7 October 2011 at 9:27 am #

    I haven’t run a Marathon yet but have run lots of Halfs. Would this be a good marathon to run? Does anybody have feedback on how well this marathon is organised? Thanks for any feedback …

    • JEROME 9 September 2014 at 11:52 am #

      THIS IS A ENJOYABLE MARATHON

    • cliff 9 October 2014 at 4:06 pm #

      its a good marathon with undulating coarse. I have done many of the marathons and enjoyed it. I am glad that the race is back on……run it my friend ,,,,,,,a great race

  5. Hannele 24 October 2011 at 8:53 am #

    Hi im Hannele i have enterd the soweto marathon an for the temporary license which was stated to b 15 rand, wondering if that is all thats needed

  6. TANDO 26 October 2011 at 11:47 am #

    iv never run any marathon,but iv been running 5km’s almost everyday for the past 18mnths,wich race would be good for me?10km or the 5km?

    • Sabelo Jayiya 2 November 2011 at 10:26 pm #

      Try 21km, you won’t regret.

    • Tats 15 October 2012 at 7:58 pm #

      Around Sandton where can one get app forms.

  7. myrtle 26 October 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Hi can we still apply as at today’s date? or even tomorrow

  8. joy 11 September 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    is there no half marathon(21km)??

  9. Peter DlMINI 25 September 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Please can you email or fax an entry form for the Soweto Marathon as soon as possible.
    Fax No 0118115361

    Thanking you

  10. mandla gumede 1 October 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    i am in protea glen i want to register but i do not know where. pls help

  11. Nokuthula Nzimande 11 October 2012 at 9:54 am #

    we need 20/21km please Nokuthula

  12. Karen 17 October 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Hi, when do we collect our racing kit (shirt & # etc), on the entry site it only gave me the Pilditch Stadium in Tshwane and at the MTN Expo Centre but I am closer to the ASA offices in Houghton Estate! Can I collect my things there?

  13. Karen 19 October 2012 at 8:33 am #

    Hi, when do we collect our racing kit (shirt & # etc), on the entry site it only gave me the Pilditch Stadium in Tshwane and at the MTN Expo Centre but I am closer to the ASA offices in Houghton Estate! Can I collect my things there? And what dates do we do the collection as I see nothing on my print out.

  14. sonti 22 June 2014 at 1:08 am #

    Where can I register for Soweto marothon.

  15. mac 18 July 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Iv never ran any event before would like to start now but I’m not too sure whether I’ll make it or not ,is it hard to finish ?

  16. TUM ZAR 28 August 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    What is the route for different races?

  17. nomnini 18 September 2014 at 1:11 pm #

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  18. Tsakani Ngobeni 14 October 2014 at 8:31 am #

    Please help me i want to regista for sowetomarathon and is closed please help me thanks in advance for your help

  19. maweso mabitsela 27 October 2014 at 7:34 am #

    Soweto marathon is the last for 2014,or is there another one cause I want to join.

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