Get your Soweto Marathon entries in!

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15 September 2011

Less than two months remain until the 19th running of the Soweto Marathon. Prize money of R650 000 is on offer and, with time running out, organisers have called on athletes to get their entries in as soon as possible.

The race takes place on 6 November and there are plenty of opportunities for runners to get their entries in before then.

For the first time ever, entries will be taken at the Soweto Festival in Nasrec from 23 to 25 September. Visitors to the festival should look out for the Athletics South Africa stand to get an entry form and to learn more about the history and the routes of the race.

Entry forms

Entry forms are also available at The Sweatshop Dunkeld, The Sweatshop Irene, Bedford Runner in Bedfordview, Run-a-way Sport Lynwood, Randburg Runner, Running Inn, Sportsmans Warehouse at the Glen shopping centre and the Orlando Community Hall.

Online entry forms are available from Athletics South Africa or

Everybody entering the Soweto Marathon before the closing date will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag at the following number collection venues: Pilditch Stadium in Tshwane (31 October and 1 November), Athletics South Africa offices in Houghton Estate (2 and 3 November) and at the MTN Expo Centre in Nasrec (4 and 5 November).

No T-shirts, goodie bags or race numbers will be given out at sport shops. They will be be available upon registration only.

Entry fees

Entry fees are R110 for the marathon and R70 for the 10km race/walk, professional walk and the 10km wheelchair race.

Those entering the 5km fun run will pay R10. There are no pre-entries for the fun run as entries will open on race day only.

Penalty fees will be applicable for all late entries and entries after the cut-off date will not receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. Entries close on 21 October 2011.

Athletics South Africa will also accept entries at various races in September and October. They are:

  • 18 Sept, City to City Marathon, Tshwane-Jhb
  • 2 Oct, Roy Brown Memorial, Krugersdorp
  • 9 Oct, Spar Ladies Race, Old Parktonians
  • 16 Oct, Brotherhood 15km, Southgate Mall
  • 23 Oct, Carnival Road Runners, Carnival City, Brakpan
  • 30 Oct Sportsmans Warehouse, East Rand Value Mall
  • 30 Oct, 21/10/Street Mile, University of Johannesburg, Soweto
  • You can join Soweto Marathon 2011 on Facebook or follow it on Twitter @Soweto2011.

    2010 race

    Lesotho athletes won both the men's and women's titles in the 2010 Soweto Marathon, with the champions taking home R100 000 each.

    Nkoka Lebenya lifted the men's title in two hours, 19.44 seconds, with former champion Teboho Sello, also of Lesotho, finishing second.

    Mamorallo Tjoka won the women's race in two hours, 48.36 seconds. Second went to Hungary's Simone Staicu, the winner of the Old Mutual Two Oceans title way back in 2003.

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    Runners are cheered on as they pass through the streets of Soweto (Photo: City of Johannesburg)

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