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The Victoria Falls Econet Marathon is an annual running event that takes place in the magical town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. It is held every year in August and attracts amateur and expert runners who come from all across the continent of Africa and around the world. This marathon is open to both amateur and elite runners with a wide range of abilities who would like to take part. There are two distances available, a standard 42.2km marathon and a 21km half-marathon, giving runners of all levels the opportunity to challenge themselves and take part in this event.
What kind of runners participate in the Victoria Falls Econet Marathon
The Victoria Falls Econet Marathon attracts competitive athletes from around the world, but also provides many opportunities to amateur and less experienced runners who are looking for a challenge. This event is also a great opportunity for local Zimbabweans to come out and connect with one another and foster a sense of camaraderie. It is also a great way to build local tourism by exhibiting the beautiful and vibrant culture of Victoria Falls and the surrounding area.
The 2023 Victoria Falls Marathon will be on 2 JULY 2023.
After a very exciting and successful 2022 event we have begun gearing up for this year’s event to be better than ever! Developed in conjunction with the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls Marathon is a World Athletics and AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races) registered event.
For tickets, kindly visit The Victoria Falls Marathon official page to book, this page does not offer tickets for the event but we can offer accommodation and activities for the runners.
The marathon provides a platform for both local and international runners to challenge themselves against the best! The marathon route is varied in terms of terrain, with some incredible scenery and opportunity to see wildlife along the way. It is well supported by regular water points, all well managed by the sponsors.
A full 42.195km marathon, 21.0975km half marathon, 21km half marathon relay (two runners combining 10.5km each to complete a 21km race) and an approximately 7km fun run are all available. The race starts in Vic Falls town, and then crosses over the Vic Falls Bridge, briefly into Zambia, offering the social runner some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa, the route continues along Zambezi Drive through wildlife areas.
Besides the breath-taking landscapes you will encounter on the marathon, there is plenty more to do and see. Known as the adventure centre of Africa, for good reason, Victoria Falls has a wealth of activities available!
Choose one of the standard travel packages and activities here, or tailor-make your own by combining the marathon with a safari or perhaps canoeing, boat cruising, game viewing or even a gorge swing!