Enter now and buy your T-shirt later

The 27th edition of the ever-popular Soweto Marathon will take place on Sunday 6th of November 2022, and The People’s Race is encouraging YOU to enter now, and buy your T-shirt later if you prefer.

To elaborate, runners can enter now and include their shirt in their initial entry purchase, or buy their T-shirts at a later stage. The choice is yours, and both options still include our great goodie bags and finisher's medal, setting runners up for what promises to be an extremely rewarding race come 6 November!

• Option 1: Pay the full entry fee now for one of the three distance options and receive the official race T-shirt as part of your race pack, OR
• Option 2: Enter now and pay for the T-shirt later... You pay a reduced entry fee now, not including the purchase of the race T-shirt, and save R150 off your entry, and then you can still buy the T-shirt later if you change your mind.

Every runner that enters this year’s Soweto Marathon, no matter the distance you choose, will be given a 20% discount voucher from Totalsports on performance shoes priced R2000 and above. That’s a minimum saving of R400 off your next pair of running shoes! (PS: If you need help choosing the right shoe, ask the Run Expert at your nearest Totalsports branch to help you.)

Remember, you no longer need proof of COVID vaccination or a PCR test in order to enter, and whichever entry option you go for, we’ve got you covered... and you stand to save either way, too! So book your spot in first post-pandemic People's Race... and remember, you will still be able to buy your T-shirt later.


Soweto Marathon Trust Chairman Mr Sello Khunou 

... is impressed with the uptake of entries thus far, on route to a cracking 27th edition;
“We are excited that the people are heeding the call and ‘Rising Above’ their different circumstances, lacing up and entering to be part of the People’s Race. The 2022 Soweto Marathon race office and team are working tirelessly to once again host an unforgettable event for our athletes: A race that is safe, challenging and extremely rewarding. Let us celebrate life, Rise Above and conquer The People’s Race.”


The Soweto Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 6 November 2022. As per the most up to date South African government health and safety protocol requirements, proof of vaccination and PCR testing will no longer be required for this year’s race.The Soweto Marathon Trust (SMT) would still however like to caution all participants and encourage all those present to adhere to social distancing and sanitizing wherever possible, so says SMT Chairman Mr Sello Khunou;"The safety of our runners has and will always remain our top priority. As things stand, in line with the current Government Regulations, no masks will be required on race day and no proof of vaccination or PCR testing is required. Should anything change, we shall notify all entrants accordingly. I look forward to warmly welcoming all athlete’s to The People’s Race come 6 November: May your run be safe, enjoyable and remind you how life is a journey to be celebrated."