2022 Frequently Asked Questions

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Wild Frontiers are putting together a range of travel packages using a variety of hotels in the Victoria Falls area, which will be published on the website.  If you would like advance information, or prefer to tailor-make your own trip – contact reservations@wildfrontiers.com.

Event Travel Packages – book early and confirm your race entry and other benefits.

3 July 2022 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

COVID REGULATIONS   

As per the Zimbabwe Sports and Recreation Event rules, all entrants and staff must either be:

  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19 OR
  • Have a Covid 19 negative test dated less than 48 hours before number collection

Vaccination certificates/ negative test results will be checked at number collection by MARS staff.

Your temperature may also be checked.

Please have a copy of your test / vaccination to give to the MARS checkpoint – if not, they can take a photo of your original.

If you are collecting  for a group , you will need all the copies of vaccination/ test results per entrant before you will be able to collect their numbers.

500 rapid tests will be available for those that need them.

Cost is $10 each and it will take a few minutes to get the result.

Anyone testing positive will be declined entry and referred to MARS (Medical Air Rescue Services)

Only athletes / runners allowed into the Race Number Collection area. Family and friends to stay in the car park.

You are encouraged to comply with all Covid protocols:

  • Please practise social distancing – especially at the starts and in the tunnels  –  and where social distancing it is not possible be sure to wear a mask for the short period of time needed.
  • Hand sanitising is recommended.
  • Sharing of water etc is not permitted.

All staff working at the event including number collection, at water points and in the tunnels will be requested to be masked, and sanitise their hands regularly.

The Vic Falls Bridge (Immigration point between Zimbabwe and Zambia) is closed on race morning to control traffic.  You should therefore stay on the Zimbabwean (Victoria Falls) side of the border.

The race starts in Victoria Falls town, see map.  Final details are provided at registration when you collect your number.

Usually the full marathon starts at 06h45, followed by the half / fun run.

However exact times will be published once entries open.

You may enter on-line via this website ENTRY tab.  There are different prices for different nationalities and race distances, take care to enter correctly.  You will be required to complete your passport or Zimbabwe ID information in order for us to prepare permission from Zimbabwe Immigration Authorities as the full/half marathons both cross the Vic Falls Bridge, so please ensure you have that information at hand.

You will require a credit card to enter / pay for this race.  You will be billed in ZA Rands at the prevailing ROE and including a handling fee.

For Zimbabwean citizens who do not have access to an international credit card to pay, we will have an option to pay within Zimbabwe – details to be communicated in due course.

There is a cut-off on entries due to safety of the athletes and capacity on the route.

  • Full Marathon – 900
  • Half Marathon – 2500
  • Fun Run – 1500
  • Half Marathon Team Relay – 100 teams of 2 runners per team

Entries close Sunday 19 June 2022 (midnight), or sooner if capacity is reached.

Collection from Kingdom Hotel – garden below car park
Thursday 30 June 12h00 – 17h00
Friday 01 July 10h00 – 17h00
Saturday 02 July 09h00 – 16h00.

You will need to provide proof of payment and ID/passport to collect.

If you are collecting for a friend, you will require a copy of THEIR ID and proof of payment as well.

Do NOT SWAP RACE NUMBERS, or your results will be incorrectly recorded.

No – you will need to make an arrangement to collect when Registration/Collection is open

You can but each entry must be done individually and paid for individually, you can’t do both entries for yourself and the friend at the same time.  Two separate entries and two separate payments.

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

No

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.

The race is restricted to runners/walkers only.

Please refer to the age restrictions, per IAAF, for each distance.

Per IAAF guidelines.  The minimum age requirement is that an athlete must be 20 years of age on the day of the race for the 42.2km, and 18 years for the 21.1km.

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

No

No.  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.  Also, because you’re running in a nature reserve, you need to be aware of nature and the animals, you are entering their natural environment.

Yes, approximately every 4km – 5km there will be hydration points, supplying water and in some cases coke.

All 2022 Prize Money information can be found under: ‘2022 Race Information’ – ‘Prize Money’, on the Victoria Falls Marathon website

Prize Monies will be taxed according to the laws of the country before payment

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.

Gold medals are awarded to the first 10 men and first 10 women to cross the finish line, in the 42.2km, and 21.1km categories.

Cut-off time is 6 hours for the Full Marathon.

Yes the race is timed using disposable timing chips.

Race results are effectively on live-time and will be uploaded to the website immediately.

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

Email the Victoria Falls Marathon: info@vicfallsmarathon.com

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