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Econet Victoria Falls Marathon 2018

July 1

The Econet Victoria Falls Marathon - Race Connections

Marathon Events in Zimbabwe

Developed in conjunction with the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls Marathon is an AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races) registered event.

The marathon provides a platform for both local and international runners to pit 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 ably managed by the sponsors.

A full 42.2km marathon, 21.2km half marathon run and a 7.5km fun run is available. The race starts in the car park by the banks, then crosses over the Vic Falls Bridge, briefly into Zambia offering the social runner some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa and ends at the Victoria Falls primary school.

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, the Victoria Falls has a wealth of activities available!

Choose one of the standard travel packages, or tailor-make your own by combining the marathon with some rafting, canoeing, boat cruising, game viewing, an elephant back safari or even a bungee jump!

Safaris in neighbouring Botswana and Zambia are also available through Wild Frontiers the official organiser of the Victoria Falls marathon. Wild Frontiers would be happy to furnish you with details of travel packages in the surrounding region and make all your travel arrangements for you. In addition, there are daily flights from Johannesburg to the falls, which makes linking from international flights to the region easy.

(REGISTRATION FEES / STARTING & FINISHING TIMES / CUT OFF)

** PLEASE NOTE: NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED ON RACE DAY.

** Please note: Final cut-off for all timed races is at 12h30 am (midday) – No cut off for the Fun Run

Full Marathon 42.2km
(Minimum age 21)
Entry fee only – Zimbabwe Citizens: $10/ Zimbabwe Residents / Botswana & Zambia Citizens: $20 / All Others: $40
Start: in the car park opposite the banks and Post Office – 06:45
May be subject to change, please check on registration.
Final cut-off after 6hrs, ie 12:30 am (midday)

Half Marathon 21 km
(Minimum age 18)
Entry fee only – Zimbabwe Citizens: $10 / Zimbabwe Residents / Botswana & Zambia Citizens: $20 / All Others: $40
Starts: in the car park opposite the banks and Post Office – 07:15
May be subject to change, please check on registration.
Final cut-off 12:30 am (midday)

Fun Run 7.5km
(Minimum age 10 – Anyone younger must be accompanied by an adult)
Entry Fee: All runners: $3
Starts: in the car park opposite the banks and Post Office – 08:15 and finishes at the school.
May be subject to change, please check on registration.
No cut-off

All runners must wear their race numbers, clearly, on the front (not back). Do not fold your race number. We will provide pins for your race number. There is a perforated section on your number for verification at the finish, which we will take from you as you cross the finish line.

PARTICIPANT CATEGORIES
Whilst categories may be noted on the results, there may not necessarily be any recognition or prizes on race day for categories indicated.

REGISTRATION – VENUE AND TIMES

Registration will either take place in advance via the website (complete the online entry form – contains payment options), or through a travel package or local entries.

Local registration for all distances will ALSO take place at the KINGDOM HOTEL, Victoria Falls. Please note we are closing at 16h00 on Saturday.

Friday 29 June – 10h00 – 17h00

Saturday 30 June – 09h00 – 16h00

All entrants from the website MUST STILL COME TO THE KINGDOM HOTEL, REGISTRATION, to collect race numbers and check all details are correct.

**NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED ON RACE DAY.

IMPORTANT: all foreigners MUST BRING their PASSPORT DETAILS, 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.

BOOKING & PAYMENT
A deposit per participant is required with booking. We reserve the right to cancel any entrant if payments are not received on time as laid out in the “Pricing Schedule”. A detailed deposit and payment schedule is laid out in the “Pricing Schedule”.

BIB COLLECTION
Race Numbers may be collected from the KINGDOM HOTEL, registration room, on Friday 29 JUNE 2018 between 10h00 and 17h00 or Saturday 30 JUNE 2018 between 09h00 and 16h00 ONLY.

NO LATE COLLECTIONS will be available on race morning. Please make sure you bring proof of residency/citizenship at time of collection as you will be asked to produce this.

**PLEASE NOTE THE FALLS BRIDGE WILL NOT BE OPEN ON RACE MORNING UNTIL AFTER THE FULL AND HALF MARATHONS HAVE STARTED, SO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO STAY IN ZIMBABWE THE NIGHT BEFORE AS YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO CROSS THE MORNING OF THE RACE

STARTING & FINISH
ALL races start in the car park opposite the banks and Post Office and finishes at Victoria Falls Primary School, Kazungula Rd.

PLEASE ensure you’re in the correct tunnels to prevent finishing in the wrong queue and getting the incorrect medal .

May be subject to change, please check on registration.

TOG BAG AREA – Tog bag facility will be provided, if you plan to use this, please allow ample time – note that the tog bags will be transported to the Victoria Falls Primary School by 09h00. Do not leave valuables in your bag.

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Organiser

The Econet Victoria Falls Marathon
Phone:
+27 11 702 2035
Email:
reservations@wildfrontiers.com
Website:
http://www.vicfallsmarathon.com

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