FAQ.

When will the 2017 Econet Victoria Falls Marathon take place?

Sunday 18 June

Where does it start?

In the car park opposite the banks and Post Office

What time does it start?

  • 06:45 – Full Marathon – 42.2 km – Start: in the car park opposite the banks and Post Office
  • 07:15 – Half Marathon – 21.1 km – Start: in the car park opposite the banks and Post Office
  • 08:15 – Fun Run –  7.5 km – Start: in the car park opposite the banks and Post Office

Where does it finish?

The finish ALL distances will be at The Victoria Falls Primary Schools field, on the Kazungulu Road.

Where can I get an entry form?

Manual Entry forms will only be available via the website from 15th January  2017.

On line entries close on Monday, 19 February 2018.

Or, at one of the registration points listed below.

When do entries close?

ON LINE Entries close on Friday 02 June 2017

Last day to enter locally is Saturday 17 June – 09h00 – 16h00 at the KINGDOM HOTEL, Victoria Falls

Are the entry fees refundable?

The entry fees are not refundable under any circumstances. Athletes submitting duplicate entries will be charged for both.

Does the Econet Victoria Falls accept late entries?

No

Entry Points:

The Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls

  • Friday 16 June – 10h00 – 17h00
  • Saturday 17 June – 09h00 – 16h00

How will I know if my ON LINE entry form has been accepted?

An e-mail (if an email address is supplied) will be sent to you once your entry has been processed.  Please check your data carefully upon receipt of your entry confirmation.

Payment must be made for your entry to be accepted.

NO PAYMENT = NO ENTRY = NO RACE NUMBER

What will I need in order to register and collect my race numbers?

You will not be permitted to collect your race numbers without:

Proof of identity (Identity Document, Passport) and proof of payment if pre-registered.

*If you are collecting race numbers on behalf of someone else – we will still need your proof of identity, as well as the proof of identity of the  person that you are collecting for and proof of payment.

Can anyone enter the Victoria Falls Marathon?

The race is restricted to runners only

How old must I be in order to enter the Victoria Falls Marathon?

The minimum age requirement is that an athlete must be 20 years of age on the day of the race, for the 42km, and 18 years for the 21km.

Fun Run participants have to be 10 years or older, unless accompanied by an adult.

Can I collect my race numbers on race day?

No race numbers will be issued on the day of the race.

Will I be allowed personal seconding?

No mobile seconding will be permitted. This rule will be strictly enforced with no mobile seconds of any description allowed on the route. Any transgressions will lead to disqualification. A runner may be handed sustenance by a seconder using the stand and hand rule. No other seconding is permitted. See Rules and Information.

May I wear ear-phones and listen to music during my run?

Due to the fact that some of the sections on the route may have limited traffic, running with ear-phones/music is NOT allowed on any of the races.

Do you have water stations on route and what do they supply?

Yes, we have water points on average every 4km.

Some will serve water only, some will serve water and coke.

Should you need any specific hydration or energy drinks, we suggest you carry that with you.

What prize money is on offer?

Click here to view Prize Money & Medals

May I wear advertising?

The race is run under the rules of the  IAAF, which stipulate that no personal sponsors’ logos may be worn by an athlete.

Sponsored teams have to stick to the regulated size of 1 x logo per apparel items.  The logo to be no bigger than 10cm x 10cm.

What must I do to earn a Gold medal?

Gold medals are awarded to the first 10 men and first 10 women to cross the finish line, in the 42km, 21km and 10km Hand-cycle/Wheelchair categories.

What time must I finish in to receive a Bronze medal?

The official timing finishes at 12h30.

However, please note the following:

Full Marathon (42k) only the first 400 participants will receive a medal.

Half Marathon (21k) only the first 4000 participants will receive a medal.

Wheelchair (10k) only the first 100 participants will receive a medal.

How long do I have to complete the race?

The final cut-off for all races is at 12h30.  Six hours for the full marathon

Race Timing

The race is timed by a disposable timing chip, provided on your race number.

It is imperative that you do not remove or tamper this chip, or your result may be jeopardised.

Must I qualify to enter the Victoria Falls Marathon?

No, it’s not necessary – but we do recommend proper training as the full marathon route is considered to be tough.

What must I do if I have any other questions?

Email the Victoria Falls Marathon: info@vicfallsmarathon.com