Route & Route Maps 2019

2020 details to follow

 

Full Marathon – 42.2 km

Start: in the car park opposite the banks and Post Office – 06:45 am

2019 is offering a new route, so look out for the signage as you run.

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

Start: in the car park opposite the banks and Post Office – 07:15 am

2019 Half Marathon is also on a slightly different route, look out for the signage as you run.

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.

Fun Run – 7.5 km

Start: in the car park opposite the banks and Post Office – 07:45 am and finishes at the school.

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.