Deadline for Soweto Marathon registration extended


Runners who have not yet registered for the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon now have two extra weeks to enter The People’s Race, taking place on Sunday, 1 November 2015.

The registration date initially scheduled for 6 October 2015 has moved until midnight on 19 October 2015 to allow athletes still wanting to participate in the 10KM, 21.1KM or 42.2KM more time.

“The Old Mutual Soweto Marathon is first and foremost about its people, which is why we want to make sure that all athletes have an opportunity to enter,” said Sello Khunou, Chairperson of Soweto Marathon Trust.

Online and manual registration were closely monitored over the past week and given the influx of requests, the race organisers decided to extend the entry deadline.

“We realised that many athletes wanted to first determine their fitness levels before registering to avoid succumbing to injury leading up to the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon, given the current demanding race calendar,” Khunou explained.

This year, the race is challenging participants to be Greater than Yourself. Alive with triumph, passion and tribute, this is a race every South African should do at least once in their life, which is why the organisers are creating as many opportunities as possible to inspire and motivate everyone to be part of something bigger, together.

Runners can register at or manually at the following centres: Orlando Community Centre; The Sweat Shop, Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, Fourways Crossing, Bedford Arcade, and South Downs Shopping Centre; Run A Way Store in Lynwood Ridge; Central Gauteng Athletics in Germiston; The Runners Store, Transhed Shopping Centre in Pretoria; and Running – Inn in Brookline Centre in Pretoria.

“All measures have been taken to ensure runners have an enjoyable experience, from start to finish, as partners have placed high priority on the logistical components of the race. Stringent safety and security processes along with a truly inspiring route will take the event experience to new heights and restore the Soweto Marathon to its flagship status,” concluded Khunou.

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