The Soweto Marathon will see the biggest entry numbers in its 26-year history with a projected 40 000 runners set to take part in the People’s Race.
The race, which takes place in November with both the start and finish at the FNB Stadium, is an event Sowetan residents and running enthusiasts from all over the country look forward to.
Race Director Danny Blumberg has cautioned would-be participants about avoiding last-minute rush in collecting race packs on time.
The route honours Soweto’s rich history as runners pass eight significant heritage sites on the marathon route; namely the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Walter Sisulu Square, the Regina Mundi Catholic Church, Credo Mutwa Cultural Village, Morris Isaacson High School & June 16 Memorial Acre, Vilakazi Street and the Hector Pieterson Memorial.
Below is the route map of Soweto Marathon:
– Report by Jefferson Lupuwana