Organisers of the Soweto Marathon have warned runners to be alert of an SMS purporting to call on registered athletes to collect their race packs from the Union Buildings in Pretoria and to bring R50 along.
“The Soweto Marathon Trust along with [title sponsor] Old Mutual urge everyone who has received the SMS to ignore it because the information is false. Race pack collection will take place at Johannesburg Stadium and without any payment due by runners,” the race office said in a statement.
The Doornfontein venue will open for runners to collect their race packs next Thursday (October 29) and Friday (October 30) from 9am to 6pm.
There are also extended hours to collect on the eve of the race from 9am to 7pm.
The organisers said they will communicate with all the registered runners directly and the participants are advised to follow updates on Twitter or visit the website on www.sowetomarathon.com