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2019 Soweto Marathon in association with Old Mutual: Entries open tomorrow!

2019 Soweto Marathon in association with Old Mutual: Entries open tomorrow!

30 April 2019 - The 26th edition of the Soweto Marathon will officially open their entries tomorrow, Wednesday 1 May 2019. Proudly in association with Old Mutual, the over-subscribed race has increased their entry...
Ready for Another Big Year

Ready for Another Big Year

08 March 2019 - It’s a case of ‘something old, something new’ for former Comrades Marathon champion Charne Bosman this year. The 2016 women’s winner was unveiled as a marquee signing for th...
2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Substitution September

2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Substitution September

30 August 2018 - Officially sold out by 19 June 2018, the 25th edition of the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon will open its substitution period come 1 September 2018. The month long period will afford those who missed o...
2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Runners workshop

2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Runners workshop

25 July 2018 - 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&...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

11 July 2018 - While some described Clarence Munyai’s fourth place in the Commonwealth Games 200m final as disappointing, it was actually an incredible achievement by an emerging young star. – BY SEAN...
When We Were Young

When We Were Young

30 August 2017 - The future stars of South African athletics did us so proud at the recent World U/18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, and following our team’s success brought back some great memories for me,...
Press Truck Misadventures

Press Truck Misadventures

28 October 2016 - From losing clothes and being attacked by a branch to surviving frostbite and beer before sunrise, I’ve had some interesting times as a running journo! – BY MODERN ATHLETE EDITOR SEAN F...
Old Mutual Soweto Marathon Entries Extended!

Old Mutual Soweto Marathon Entries Extended!

06 September 2016 - The Old Mutual Soweto Marathon has extended the submission deadline for all three race day categories to this year’s race, the Soweto Marathon Trust said today. “Owing to a large nu...
Soweto Champ Repeats

Soweto Champ Repeats

02 November 2015 - Over 19 000 runners took to the streets of Soweto in the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon on Sunday morning, 1 November. The race started and finished at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg (NASREC), connecting...
Hilly Soweto

Hilly Soweto

30 October 2015 - The 42 kilometre Marathon The 42 kilometre marathon has a total gain of 458 metres, which means that there are plenty of hills for the hill climbers to enjoy. The route starts out downh...
Make sure you get your race pack

Make sure you get your race pack

29 October 2015 - In spite of only opening at 09:00 this morning, hundreds of athletes registered for the Soweto Marathon have already collected their race packs. Race pack collection is currently taking place ...
Watch out for race scam

Watch out for race scam

26 October 2015 - Please note that runners registered for the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon are receiving false SMS messages instructing them to collect their race packs from the Union Buildings in Pretoria and to brin...
Soweto Marathon 10 km route description

Soweto Marathon 10 km route description

09 October 2015 - Participants of the 10 kilometre route will have plenty to see while they make their way around this route. After starting on the Golden Highway, runners will turn right at the slipway onto Ra...
Soweto Half Marathon route description

Soweto Half Marathon route description

08 October 2015 - Everyone who knows the route advises that you should keep something in reserve for the last part of the Soweto Half Marathon. And this year’s 21.098 km route is no exception. After start...
Irvette sets her sights on Spar

Irvette sets her sights on Spar

07 October 2015 - Whether she is called a ‘running mom’ or a ‘mom on the run’, Irvette van Zyl, hopes to get her Olympic dreams back on track when she competes in the Spar 10km Women’s ...
Soweto Marathon route description

Soweto Marathon route description

06 October 2015 - 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 ri...
Deadline for Soweto Marathon registration extended

Deadline for Soweto Marathon registration extended

05 October 2015 - 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 da...
Check out the Soweto Marathon route

Check out the Soweto Marathon route

23 September 2015 - It’s time to lace up your takkies or line the streets of Soweto in support of the 2015 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon – this year all routes run closer to the richest heritage trail, celebr...
Old Mutual Signs Up as Soweto Marathon Sponsor

Old Mutual Signs Up as Soweto Marathon Sponsor

05 August 2015 - 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...
Nike Soweto Marathon Route Celebrates Soweto Heritage

Nike Soweto Marathon Route Celebrates Soweto Heritage

09 September 2014 - #PeoplesRace tells the story of 20 years of freedom Runners have no excuse not to register for the Nike Soweto Marathon taking place on 2nd November. Not only will they have the option of thre...
Nike Soweto Marathon En Route to Success

Nike Soweto Marathon En Route to Success

25 August 2014 - With preparation for the People’s Race in full swing, Soweto and South Africa’s athletics community at large eagerly await race day set for November 2nd. Following the official announce...
Schneider Electric connects Nike Soweto Marathon to Paris

Schneider Electric connects Nike Soweto Marathon to Paris

05 August 2014 - The already heavy winning purse of prize money for this year’s Nike Soweto Marathon has been further amplified by Schneider Electric, one of the key sponsors of the race, with an all-expenses...