One of the most revered races in the South African running calendar is the Soweto Marathon. It’s always well attended and runners and supporters alike look forward to the day. So imagine the disappointment when it was announced that last year’s race wasn’t going to happen, due to financial issues.
Well, that’s was then and this is now because The People’s Race is back, thanks to Nike. It was announced at a press event at Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto. This year’s #NikeSowetoMarathon will take place on the 2nd of November, 2014.
Entries open on Thursday the 31st at http://www.sowetomarathon.com. It’s important to note that there are only 21000 entries; 7000 for the 42kms, 7000km for the 21kms and 7000 for the 10km race. SABC will broadcast the marathon live on one of its TV channels and no doubt there will be radio channels too. More details to follow, but this is fantastic news. Big up Nike!