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Victoria Falls Marathon - 29 June 2014

Running a marathon and viewing the enormous Victoria Falls is a must for all runners, especially if you plan to run a marathon on every continent. Africa s Victoria Falls Marathon offers more than just a well organised race.

It offers all runners the opportunity to enjoy great scenery such as running alongside the mighty Zambezi River, Victoria Falls waterfall, game viewing when running through the Zambezi National Park to a cultural experience making your way through the local township en-route to the finish line.

The atmosphere is electric with loads of friendly faces supporting and manning the water stations as well as festive marimba bands playing next to the road . This race caters for all serious and social marathon runners, half marathon runners, 5km fun runners as well as disabled athletes. Runners can unwind after the race on a late afternoon Official Marathon Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi river and the Official After Party.

The town of Victoria Falls has loads to offer in terms various accommodation styles, activities and shopping. This adventure is one to be shared with fellow runners, friends and family Victoria Falls has something to offer to everyone whether you are a runner or supporter. The Victoria Falls is an IAAF registered race and is a qualifier for the Comrades and Two Oceans races.

A variety of other add-on options - both pre and post event - are available to our guests, to Botswana, Hwange National Park, Lower Zambezi, Kariba and more, enquire for details at
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Victoria Falls land only package
5 day/ 4 night Victoria Falls Marathon land only package from USD pps

Includes
return airport transfers from Victoria Falls airport, 4 night accommodation at the Kingdom Hotel BB, Marathon Entry Package which includes (marathon entry fee, guaranteed bib number, t-shirt and medal if you finish the race, transfers to start & back from finish), official marathon sunset cruise including transfers, official marathon after party including transfers and service of a Wild Frontiers co-ordinator for the race weekend.

Excludes airfare, taxes, visa fee, tips, additional activities, drinks and any additional cost not specified.

Additional news:

2013 Victoria Falls Marathon runner Carl Byington, completed his quest to run a marathon on each continent, having completed 7 marathons, he is part of the group 7 continents marathon club:

 

  • Marine Corps, Washington D.C (North America), October 2002 & 2008
  • Athens, Greece (Europe), November 2006
  • Vina Del Mar, Chile (South America), December 2009
  • Uluru / Outback Marathon, Australia, July 2010
  • Penang, Malaysia (Asia), November 2010
  • Union Glacier, Antartica, November 2012
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (Africa), July 2013
     

    Carl completed marathons on all 7 continents...

    Carl Antartica

    Antartica Marathon - 2012

    Chile Carl

    Chile Marathon - 2009

    Carl

    Victoria Falls Marathon - 2013

    Carl Vic Falls

    Gorge Swing Victoria Falls - 2013

 

As per Carl Byington "I selected the Victoria Falls Marathon for my Africa race due to scheduling and a desire to visit the area. I am a mountain climber, kayaker, and overall outdoor adventurer so for me I knew I would like the area and activities it offered.

The marathon itself was a little tougher, with hills, than I was expecting. My quads were twitching and cramping in the last 7 miles and I had to walk more than I normally would but that could have been because of a few nagging injuries as well. My most memorable moment was when I was almost attacked by an angry baboon that crossed the road in front of me at about mile 8.

Neither of us backed down, but we agreed to disagree on who had right of way. The game wardens quickly chased back the stream of baboons to prevent further interactions. The most enjoyable thing for me was running through the wilder areas and getting to see some of the fastest runners several times as we double backed through the course.

At one point, I experienced the chaos of full on road traffic and construction with piles of dirt everywhere to navigate around. It vividly reminded me that yes, I was getting a truly African marathon experience.


Most important lesson do the Gorge Swing AFTER NOT BEFORE your marathon!

Mama Africa was magical and I am still internalizing all that I saw and learned. In addition to several days in Zimbabwe before the marathon, I also traveled to Zambia and Botswana for another for week or so. It is all so memorable - Zambezi whitewater rafting, gorge swing/bungee/ziplining, kayaking with hippos, riding elephants, riding horses through the river and bush, helicopter ride into the Falls, camping in Chobe, game drives to see elephants, lions, leopards, etc.

A great trip and experience. It will take some time to truly absorb and appreciate it all."

Best regards,
Victoria Falls Marathon Team

 

 

 

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