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Vic Falls Marathon 2019

By Focus Online Team on May 20, 2019

The Vic Falls Marathon 2019 returns in its 14th consecutive year to the adventure capital of Africa; Victoria Falls on 7 July 2019. This year’s event provides a platform for both local and international runners to pit themselves against the best, in a race in one of the most remarkable locations in Africa.

Inspired by the Kilimanjaro Marathon in Tanzania, the Vic Falls Marathon has grown from strength to strength since it was first proposed in 2005. From just 300 (predominantly local) runners, the event now attracts people from more than 40 different countries around the world.

Vic Falls Marathon 2018

Victoria Falls Marathon Race Info

The Victoria Falls Marathon is a unique race experience where runners not only see the Victoria Falls from the famous bridge,but also run through the National Park where wild animals roam. The Vic Falls Marathon route covers varied terrain, with some incredible scenery and wildlife sightings along the way.

A full 42.2km marathon, 21.2km half marathon run and a 7.5km fun run are available. The race starts in the car park outside of the bank, then crosses over the Vic Falls Bridge, into Zambia offering runners some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa.

Vic Falls Marathon

Registration for Vic Falls Marathon 2019

Online entries for the marathon can be made on their website. Local registration at the Kingdom Hotel on the back outside lawn area, accessible from the parking lot. Times & Dates – Friday, 5th July [10am – 5pm] or Saturday, 6th July [9am – 12 noon]. No entries will be accepted on race day. For the smooth running of the marathon and the safety of all runners, entry numbers have been capped.

Full Marathon 42.2km (Minimum age 21)

Zimbabwe Citizens: $15
Zimbabwe Residents / Botswana & Zambia Citizens: $30
All Others: $60

Half Marathon 21 km: (Minimum age 18)

Zimbabwe Citizens: $15
Zimbabwe Residents / Botswana & Zambia Citizens: $30
All Others: $60

Fun Run 7.5km: (Minimum age 10 – anyone younger must be accompanied by an adult)

All runners: $5

IMPORTANT: All runners MUST BRING their PASSPORTS, or Zimbabweans may bring their ID Document to registration for the full and half marathon races. This is for Zimbabwe immigration authorities who are allowing us to cross onto the Vic Falls Bridge.

Vic Falls Marathon 2018

Choose one of our accommodation and activity packages, or tailor-make your own by combining the marathon with some microlighting, canoeing, boat cruising, game viewing or quad biking around Victoria Falls. In addition, there are daily flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Livingstone and Victoria Falls, which makes linking from international flights to the region easy.

We look forward to welcoming you to Livingstone for the running of the 2019 Vic Falls Marathon. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your visit.

 

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