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Soweto Marathon

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Ort Soweto, South Africa

Distanz Marathon

Datum 01 Nov 2020

Über Soweto Marathon

The ‘South West Townships’ have evolved from an area of forced habitation to an address of pride and social prestige and a destination in their own right. Though it’s devoid of spectacular sights, Soweto is now well on the tourist trail. Travellers come to be part of the welcoming township life and to visit places of tremendous historical significance, including the former homes of Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, and the Hector Pieterson Museum. A stroll down laid-back Vilakazi St offers an insight into modern African sensibilities, while the addition of Soccer City and the Soweto Bungee provide quality, concrete experiences in a place of great political abstraction. And while it was considered foolhardy to get there on your own a decade ago, it’s now safe to visit the main sights independently. With that being said, the Soweto Marathon is the place to be.

The standard marathon is a challenging test for all endurance runners.



  • 42,195km

Half Marathon

  • 21,097km


  • 10km



Hydration stations are located every 3 kilometers.

Lagerung der Ausrüstung

There will be a dedicated tog bag area available for runners to secure their personal belongings.

Soweto Marathon Routenkarte

Soweto Marathon Routenkarte


FNB Stadium



This marathon starts at JNB Stadiumand runs through the scenic streets of Soweto, it passes by the former homes of two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Nelson Mandela's and Desmond Tutu's. Also runners on their journey will view sites of: Walter Sisulu Square, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Regina Mundi Church, just to name a few.


Loop course that starts and ends at the FNB Stadium, Soweto,Johannesburg. 

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