JOHANNESBURG, 4 November 2018 – For the third consecutive year, Budget Rent a Car will join forces with the popular Old Mutual Soweto Marathon, combining two iconic South African brands to create one of the most efficiently run events on the South African road-running calendar. 
Budget has come on board as an official sponsor of the race, strengthening the company’s growing reputation as the running community’s car rental partner of choice. The race, on 4 November 2018, will start and finish at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. 

Budget Rent a Car will supply Soweto Marathon organisers with vehicles to be used for event logistics, including three lead vehicles to follow the elite athletes at the front of the race. 

As part of an exclusive suite of specials for the Soweto Marathon, Budget is also offering great deals to participants and their supporters at the event. Race specials can be booked by visiting the Budget website at www.budget.co.za.
“It is a privilege to be associated with the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon,” said Rainer Gottschick, Chief Executive of Budget Rent a Car Southern Africa. “Budget is proud to be part of the road-running family, so to be able to support one of the blue-ribbon events of the running calendar is a real thrill.”
The Old Mutual Soweto Marathon is one of the biggest inland marathons and a qualifier for the Comrades Marathon. It is also a celebration of Johannesburg’s vibrant urban settlement which has been the setting for much of our country’s cultural and political history. 

The race allows runners to experience these rich cultural surroundings as part of a spirited race-day running group, in a stress-free, professionally organised environment. The 42,2km marathon route passes the Hector Pietersen museum, Vilakazi Street, Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital and Walter Sisulu Square.

To book race-day specials directly, runners and supporters can visit