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Soweto Marathon

The Soweto Marathon is an annual event which takes place in Soweto at the NASREC Expo Centre. It is a circular race and will begin and end at the Expo Centre.

The marathon is sponsored by Energade, Netcare 911 and the MTN Expo Centre. Metro police will be directing traffic where there are road closures on the day.

The Soweto Marathon is one of South Africa's most popular races. More than 15 000 participants are expected to take part. The race offers beautiful views as runners run through the streets of Soweto. The day offers the whole family an opportunity to get involved. There are various distances and races for all ages.

Race times:
42.2km marathon - 6am (athletes must be 20years and older)
10km wheelchair race - 5:50am
10km able-bodied race - 6am
10km professional walkers - 6:40am
5km fun run - 8:30am

Entrance fee:
42.2km - R110
10km run/walk - R70
10km professional walk - R70
10km wheelchair - R70
5km - R10
All participants who finish the race within time will receive a medal. There will also be a school's challenge on the day. All schools are invited to participate. The school with the most learners finishing the race will receive R5000, second place will receive R3000 and then R2000 to the third school. The race is fast becoming more popular each year.

Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar, don't miss out on this opportunity.

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