2017 Victoria Falls Marathon

Africa plays host to some ‘must do’ marathons, and the 2017 Econet Victoria Falls Marathon is definitely one of them! With a vibey ambiance and an epic sunset cruise, this feels much more like good fun than hard work! Yet, with great prizes up for grabs, don’t be fooled into thinking this run should not be taken seriously. And if the inclines on the route don’t take your breath away, the breathtaking backdrop of the iconic Victoria Falls surely will.

We’ve put together 3 night packages at selected Victoria Falls Hotels, which include all transfers, Race entry fee and official Marathon Sunset Cruise.

Prices include:

  • Return airport transfers from/to Victoria Falls International Airport
  • guaranteed bib number
  • T-shirt
  • medal
  • goodie bag
  • 3 nights accommodation in Victoria Falls on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Transfers to and from race start/ finish line (excludes transfer to race start for clients booked at Kingdom or
    Ilala Lodge)
  • Race entry fee : full/ half marathon
  • Official Marathon Sunset Cruise (including park fees and transfers)
  • Services of on-site coordinator at race and over weekend

Prices exclude:
Flights, taxes, visas, travel insurance, health requirements, equipment rental, drinks, all items of a personal nature and any other service not specified.

Combine this race with a safari to Hwange National Park, Zambezi National Park, or any other park in Zimbabwe – or Chobe National Park, in nearby Botswana – just a few of the suggested extensions we can assist you in booking.

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  • Day 1: Friday – 16 June 2017
    On arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport you will be met and transferred to Victoria Falls. Spend 3 nights here
    inclusive of breakfast daily in your choice of hotel (see price list below)
  • Day 2: Saturday –17 June 2017
    Spend the day relaxing at the pool or you may choose to participate in some of the many activities on offer (for own
    account) or explore the town where you can buy curios and have lunch at one of the local restaurants.
  • Day 3: Sunday – 18 June 2017
    Victoria Falls Marathon – RACE DAY
    Transfers from to/ from the stadium will be provided for all Wild Frontiers clients. The stadium offers shade, a cashbar
    and food stalls. Transfers not included for guests staying at Kingdom Hotel or Ilala Lodge.
    This afternoon around 15h30 you will be met and transferred to the jetty for the official Marathon Sunset Cruise.
  • Day 4: Monday – 19 June 2017
    Transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport for your flight back home.


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SA and Namibian Traveller Rates | Land Only

  • Kingdom Hotel from:
    N$ 5 955 pps | N$ 8 840 single person per room
  • Sprayview Hotel from:
    N$ 6 285 pps  | N$ 7 955 single person per room
  • Victoria Falls Hotel from:
    N$ 8 680 pps | N$ 14 030 single person per room
  • Ilala Lodge from:
    N$ 8 825 pps | N$ 11 610 single person per room
  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge from:
    N$ 10 135 pps | N$ 10 135 single person per room

* All prices are subject to change due to any unforeseen price increase or rate of exchange fluctuations. Calculated based on ROE as at 31 Oct 2016.

International Traveller Rates

  • Kingdom Hotel from:
    USD 580 pps | USD 845 single person per room
  • Sprayview Hotel from:
    USD 445 pps  | USD 560 single person per room
  • Victoria Falls Hotel from:
    USD 720 pps | USD 1 190 single person per room
  • Ilala Lodge from:
    USD 750 pps | USD 1 000 single person per room
  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge from:
    USD 715 pps | USD 715 single person per room


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The route takes you from the start at the post office opposite Kingdom Hotel, towards the old bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia, offering runners spectacular views of the Victoria Falls. Turn around just before the Zambia border post before crossing the bridge again and heading up Zambezi Drive parallel to the Zambezi River. Once past the massive baobab tree you turn onto the road leading up to the Zambezi National Park. Run a shady loop into the park where you may see some game. We have game rangers deployed along the route for safety. Continue to Victoria Falls town and residential area. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and enthusiasm from the water stations before finishing at the school on the Kazangula Road.

Developed in conjunction with the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls Marathon race is an AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races) registered event. The marathon race provides a platform for both local and international runners to pit themselves against the best! The route is well supported by regular water points and cooling down sections, all ably managed by the sponsors. All athletes are advised to spend the night before the race in the town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (NOT the Zambia side of the falls) as the border post will be closed early morning on the day of the race.

Start times:
All runs start on the main road close to Ilala Lodge and Kingdom Hotel, and finish at the school. This may change, please check on registration. Follow the markings directing each race.

  • 42.2km marathon @ 06h45 am
  • 21.1km half marathon @ 07h15 am
  • 7.5 km Fun Run @ 08h15 am

Cut off times:

  • 42.2km: cut-off after 6 hrs (12h30 noon)
  • 21.1km: cut-off after 6 hrs
  • Fun Run: no cut-off


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