The Soweto Marathon route will honour the establishment’s rich history when the event takes place on November 6.
Participants will pass six significant heritage sites on the marathon route, which are:
The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital: the third largest hospital in the world with 3 400 beds and 6 760 staff members.
The Walter Sisulu Square: the birthplace in 1955 of The Freedom Charter which outlined the vision of a non-racial South Africa based on liberty and civil rights
The Regina Mundi Catholic Church: famous for its role in the anti-apartheid struggle and where Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu presided over the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Morris Isaacson High School: learners played a central role in the Soweto uprising of 1976.
Vilakazi Street: the only street in the world to have had two Nobel Prize winners as residents. They were former South African president Nelson Mandela and Tutu.
The Hector Pieterson Memorial: named in honour of the 13-year-old who was one of the first fatal victims of police action during the Soweto uprising.
This year the field for the three events (42.2km, 21.1km and 10km) has been expanded from 20 000 to 25 000 and a major change sees the start and finish being hosted at FNB Stadium.