the people’s race
04 november 2018
42k 21k 10k
Entry Options

Runners Village

Over the years the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon has attracted many runners from all over the country and the world, and we have realised that a certain percentage of runners are unable to pay for accommodation due to circumstances beyond their control, be it economic reasons, or runners coming from disadvantaged background.

To reduce the burden, the organisers will be providing accommodation to the first 600 successful applicants, to enable them to be part of the race. Athletes will be accommodated at Morris Issacson High School opposite the June 16th Memorial Acre, sometimes called the Tsietsi Mashinini Memorial Acre in Soweto where the class of 1976 marched from, contributing to the Freedom we enjoy today.

  1. Runners should be unemployed
  2. Runners should be registered with an athletic club affiliated ASA
  3. Runners should be able to be at FNB Stadium on Saturday 3rd November 2018, the day before the race
  4. Runner must have registered for Old Mutual Soweto Marathon 2018
  5. Runners will need to produce their race number for 2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon

Space is limited to 600 athletes, those applying will be considered on a first come first serve principle

Accommodation, meals and transport will be provided to successful applicants.

Applications are open from 14th September 2018 and will close at 23h59 on 31st October 2018; clubs are invited to apply on behalf of their members using the link below. 

Successful applicants will be informed of their application status via SMS or Email.

Successful applicants will meet at the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon Expo (FNB Stadium Soweto) on Saturday, 3rd November 2018 at 4pm, from where they will be transported to the Morris Issacson High School Soweto; and in the morning transport will depart at 4am for FNB stadium.