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Old Mutual Signs Up as Soweto Marathon Sponsor


The Soweto Marathon is proud to announce Old Mutual as its new title sponsor for the next three years. With the backing of Old Mutual, the Soweto Marathon will host about 21,000 runners and walkers on 1 November 2015 starting at the traditional venue at Nasrec Expo Centre. The route will again pass key historic sites that showcase the township’s heritage and dynamic identity.

“The Soweto Marathon joins our portfolio of endurance sports sponsorships, which includes the Old Mutual Two Oceans, Old Mutual Om Die Dam and Comrades Marathons,” says Mokaedi Dilotsotlhe, Chief Marketing Officer of Old Mutual Emerging Markets. “These sponsored events speak to our focus on long-term goals and our commitment to staying the course, be it in investing or taking part in a marathon. So we are very proud to be associated again with the much-loved People’s Race of Soweto.”

Mr Sello Khunou, chairperson of the Soweto Marathon Trust says: “We are thrilled with this exciting partnership. It is encouraging to have partners who share in our vision to deliver an event that is credible and aspires to dramatic growth.”

Participants in the 2015 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon can enter one of three distances: The standard marathon (42.2km), the half marathon (21.1km) and the 10km race. Registration for all three distances opened online on Tuesday 4 August at 18h00 at the official race website,