Victoria Falls Marathon, an adventure epicentre


Widely known at the adventure centre of Africa will set in motion on 28 June. The Victoria Falls Marathon provides a plethora of unique futures including rafting, canoeing, boat cruising, game viewing, an elephant back safari or even a bungee jump down under.  
 
A marathon for everyone
The yearly marathon race unveils a stage for both local and international runners to showcase their aptitude against a cosmic crowd. According to some reviews, the marathon race route is fast and relatively flat and is well supported by regular water points and cooling down sections, all ably managed by the sponsors.

Three categories are available to runners, including the full 42.2km marathon race, 21.2km half marathon run and the shorter version of 7.5km. The marathon race route starts in the car park outside Ilala Lodge entrance, then crosses over the Vic Falls Bridge, briefly into neighbouring Zambia offering the social runner some of the most amazing scenery in Africa.

Take a preview of nature
The route continues through the Zambezi National Park with some great views of the river, and then concludes at the Victoria Falls primary school.  The Full Marathon is a ‘double loop’.  There are plenty of water points along the way to keep you refreshed, and you may even glimpse wildlife.

With daily flights on offer from Johannesburg to the falls, which makes linking from international flights to the region easy, the marathon is held in conjunction with the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe. The Victoria Falls Marathon race is a fully AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races) recognised event.

For your benefit, safaris in neighbouring Botswana and Zambia are also available through Wild Frontiers the official organiser of the Victoria Falls marathon race. Wild Frontiers would aptly furnish you with details of travel packages in the surrounding region and make all your travel arrangements for you.

Rules of the game
Each distance commences as follows: Full Marathon (42.2km) at 06h45. Half Marathon (21.1km) at 07h15 and fun run Fun Run (approx. 7.5km) at 08h15. Last minute entries are still open and can be done at the Kingdom Hotel, on Friday or Saturday 26-27 June between 10h00 and 17h00. Bring your ID or passport please.

Meanwhile, on-line registration has closed, while cut off time for all races is set at 12h45. Forecast temperatures are expected to be chilly in the early morning hours but rapidly warm up throughout the day.



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