Route & Route Maps

 

Full Marathon – 42.2 km

2020 Virtual Race

The 2020 virtual race will take place anytime on 13 DECEMBER 2020, between 00h00 Central Africa Time and 23h59 CAT.  This allows a 24-hour period for you to run your distance, wherever you are in the world.

2021 Race Route

Runners will run downhill and across the iconic Vic Falls bridge, toward the Zambian border. Often, in the early morning, there is a chilly spray from the nearby Falls, and always great views – be careful of people stopping for photos!

Turning on the Zambian side, just before the gate, where you run back across the bridge, then turn right on to Zambezi Drive, along the Zambezi River, and past the Big Tree into the Zambezi National Park.  Look out for game – elephant, buffalo and lion are present in this area, as well as kudu, impala etc.  There are National Parks’ rangers along the route to keep you safe.

The route returns toward town, via Vic Falls Safari Lodge, and up into the residential area before returning on a second loop back through the Zambezi National Park.

The finish is once again at the school on the Kazungula road.

Half Marathon – 21.1 km

2020 Virtual Race 

The 2020 virtual race will take place anytime on 13 DECEMBER 2020, between 00h00 Central Africa Time and 23h59 CAT.  This allows a 24-hour period for you to run your distance, wherever you are in the world.

2021 Race Route

Runners will run downhill and across the iconic Vic Falls bridge, toward the Zambian border. Often, in the early morning, there is a chilly spray from the nearby Falls, and always great views – be careful of people stopping for photos!

Turning on the Zambian side, just before the gate, where you run back across the bridge, then turn right on to Zambezi Drive, along the Zambezi River, and past the Big Tree into the Zambezi National Park.  Look out for game – elephant, buffalo and lion are present in this area, as well as kudu, impala etc.  There are National Parks’ rangers along the route to keep you safe.

The route returns toward town, via Vic Falls Safari Lodge, and up into the residential area before heading to the finish at the school on the Kazungulu road.

The route will be the same as the Full Marathon, but starts a little bit later at 07:15 am.

HALF MARATHON – 21.1 KM STEWARD BANK RELAY

2020 Virtual Race

The 2020 virtual race will take place anytime on 13 DECEMBER 2020, between 00h00 Central Africa Time and 23h59 CAT.  This allows a 24-hour period for you to run your distance, wherever you are in the world.

2021 Race Route

This relay race follows the Half Marathon route exactly, but is run by two athletes – with a mid-way hand-over-the-baton point – around 10.5 km.

We would recommend your ‘stronger runner’ takes the second part of the route – as there are a few challenging uphills.

Fun Run – 7.5 km

2020 Virtual Race

The 2020 virtual race will take place anytime on 13 DECEMBER 2020, between 00h00 Central Africa Time and 23h59 CAT.  This allows a 24-hour period for you to run your distance, wherever you are in the world.

2021 Race Route

This race does NOT cross the bridge. After Zambezi Drive and the Big Tree, the route runs through the suburbs to finish at the school.


The atmosphere in the stadium is electric with local bands playing, entertainment, crowds of local enthusiasts to cheer the runners, and lots of food and drink for sale.

The Victoria Falls Marathon is completely backed up, and manned by local organisations. Crowd control and traffic control are provided for, as is medical assistance and communications and sweep cars, marshals, signage, water, and coke at certain some points.

Official timekeeping is arranged, as is an official prize giving and function attended by local dignitaries.