Soweto Marathon route description


There are a few changes from last year, but the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon promises to have the same amazing atmosphere as it had last year.

After starting at Nasrec, runners will then turn right onto Rand Show Road and cross the N1.

After crossing the N1, runners will pass landmarks that include Fons Luminis School, the Diepkloof Hostel, the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus, the Soweto Teachers’ Training College, Pimville Shopping Centre, St Peter Clover School, the Soweto Golf Course, the Soweto Hotel, the Regina Mondi Catholic Church, the Moroka Police Station, Jabulani Mall, the famous Morris Isaacson High School, Molofo Park, South West Gauteng College, Ubuntu Kraal, the famous Vilakazi Street, the Mandela Museum, the Hector Pieterson Memorial, the Orlando Stadium, the FNB Soccer City and eventually back to Nasrec.

There will be hot spots at Klipspruit Valley Circle, on Chris Hani Road and at Chris Hani circle.

Look out for detailed routes of the half marathon and the 10 kilometre fun run on this page.