Tuesday, 29 October 2019 17:14

Officially sold out at 40 000 entrants, the 26th Soweto Marathon is ready for South Africa’s biggest one day road running event.

Here’s some key information to ensure that all runs smoothly come 05h30 on Sunday 3 November 2019 at FNB Stadium:

  • From Soweto Highway please note:
    • Participants are encouraged to make use of the parking area in Nasrec Road.
    • The Soweto Highway and Golden Highway will close at 05h00.
    • All marathon runners are encouraged to arrive at FNB Stadium before 04h30.
    • Soweto Highway and League Avenue will close at 05h00.
  • From Booysens Reserve please note:
    • Booysens Reserve and League Avenue will close at 05h30.
    • All vehicles will be diverted to Nasrec Road, to Nasrec parking.
  • Parking from Nasrec Road:
    • Participants who would like to enter FNB Parking opposite the stadium should arrive before 05h00.
    • Entrance from Nasrec Road to League Avenue will close at 05h00.

In terms of parking:

  • Marathon parking:
    • Parking opposite the stadium (early arrivals only);
    • Parking 5/6 and parking 7/8 at Nasrec.
  • 21km parking:
    • Parking 1 / 2 and 3 / 4 at Nasrec.
    • 21km runners should walk down the Golden Highway towards the start area and enter their start pen.
  • 10km parking:
    • Parking 5 /6 and 7 / 8 at Nasrec.
    • 10lm runners should walk down Nasrec Road towards the start area and enter the start pen through gate G (FNB Stadium).

Soweto Marathon Trust Chairman Sello Khunou said arriving early is key to a pleasant experience;

“We acknowledge that hosting 40 000 athlete’s is a logistical challenge and traffic will be congested at times, as will all other stadium touchpoints; which is why the Soweto Marathon Trust urges runners as well as their fans to arrive long before their gun goes off. Please be aware of road closures, detours and the seeding processes. We wish each individual a delightful experience: I believe that Soweto will once again welcome you with open arms!”

Soweto Marathon Trust (SMT) would like to thank our sponsors and partners, Old Mutual, Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, City of Joburg, Rand Water, Sowetan, among others, for their contribution, support and participation.