Updated: September 6, 2016

Entries for the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon will remain open for one more month, organisers announced on Tuesday, after the initial registration period closed on Sunday.

“Owing to a large number of requests and last-minute enquiries that we have received from both athletes as well as the interested public, we have decided to extend the deadline from midnight on September 5 to the same time on October 4,” said the Soweto Marathon Trust.

The popular annual contest, consisting of 42km, 21km and 10km races, will be held for the 23rd time on November 6.

Registrations are being taken online at