Organisers and sponsors of the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon have confirmed that the 2020 edition has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The race was due to take place on Sunday, 1 November.
Soweto Marathon Trust chairperson Sello Khunou said that it was not easy to call off the popular running event.
“We’re deeply disappointed at not being able to host the 27th edition of this iconic annual event‚” said Chairman Khunou.
“The People’s Race has always been a great celebration of our people’s strong spirit.
“But with the Covid-19 pandemic expected to peak only around September this year‚ we cannot take the risk of hosting 40,000 people on November 1. That is too soon thereafter.”
Khunou also thanked the sponsors who stood by them and promised that the 2021 marathon will be bigger and better.