Make the most out of the Soweto Marathon! Here is everything you need to know to smash your best race.

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Event details:

Date: 4 November 2018
Venue: Start & Finish: Stadium Avenue, FNB Stadium, Nasrec, JHB.
Start times: The standard marathon (42.2km): 06h00; The half marathon (21.1km): 06.30; 10km run: 07h00.


The marathon route will take runners through Soweto’s historical & cultural landmarks including:

  • The Walter Sisulu Square
  • Kliptown
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Vilakazi Street
  • Hector Peterson Memorial
  • Morris Isaacson School
  • Oppenheimer Memorial
  • Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s current home
  • Jabulani Hostels

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Waterpoints for the Marathon:

Hydration stations are located every 3 kilometres.

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What to bring on race day:

1. Race numbers

Race numbers must be worn throughout the race on the front of your upper garment/vest and the 2018 provincial license number must be worn on the front & back of your upper body garment or issued temporary licence number must be worn on the back of your upper body garment. Registered athlete(s) must be a member of a club affiliated with ASA and must wear their club colours along with their 2018 license number, which are to be worn on the back and front together with the issued race number. The official race number must not cover the ASA sponsor on the provincial licence.

2. Timing Device

Please remember to wear your ChampionChip timing device on Race Day and this must be attached to your running shoe. Timing mats will be placed at various points on route. Timing is mat to mat.


Race pack collection takes place from 1-3 November 2018
Thurs – Fri 10:00 – 19:00 / Sat 8:30 – 16:00
FNB Stadium, Gate D, Johannesburg, South Africa

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