2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Runners workshop


In 2018, the year where the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon celebrates its 25th edition, we are on a mission to empower the novice runners with knowledge that will enable them to ‘Run their Great’. The Soweto Marathon Trust, in conjunction with its partners, is proud and excited to host the second Old Mutual Soweto Marathon Runners’ FREE workshops. The ‘Run your Great’ Seminars are an informative session and a value add for the participants, who can expect to gain information on a variety of topics related to running in general and the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon specifically. This year we have introduced the ‘Run your Great’ Novice seminar, targeted at those that will be running the marathon for the first time. The Run your Great ladies’ seminar will be hosted later in August during the women’s month.

To EMPOWER those running the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon with key insightful and motivating information through a session on a variety of topics to help them ‘Run their Great’ and reach personal goals.

Topics covered:
The free educational seminar will cover a range of topics including financial management; healthy eating & meal planning (nutrition); sport injuries & recovery, training advice and drug-free sport education.
Event Details:

The ‘Run your Great’ Novice Runners’ Seminar will host 150 registered runners at the FNB Stadium Auditorium, on Saturday 28th July, from 11am to 3pm.

“Saturday’s seminar for the Peoples Race will target novice runners” so says Soweto Marathon Trust Chairman Mr Sello Khunou.

“We opened this free seminar to the first timers and were overwhelmed with the responses having received more than 220 entrants. In line with ‘Run Your Great’ seminar, we’ve secured a fantastic line up, one that I have no doubt will help our athletes to enjoy their first Soweto Marathon.”

“I would like to thank all the runners who registered to participate in the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon 2018, may this 25th edition of the Soweto Marathon be most enjoyable. For novices and those who will be running the race for the first time, I hope you find excellent value in this runners’ workshop, experts in various fields will help you in your quest to finish the race with ease”, added Sello Khunou

Speakers present include Lindsey Parry, an expert coach and Joshua Peterson, one of the former winners of the Soweto Marathon. Xolani Luvuno – an amputee athlete who completed the 2018 Comrades Marathon and will be competing in this year’s Old Mutual Soweto Marathon. There will also be talks on sporting injuries, recovery advice; nutrition; motivation; coaching, training tips and more.