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Econet Victoria Falls Marathon 2017

Get ready for the most majestic run on the calendar, the 2017 Econet Victoria Falls Marathon. Start training today and enter the 2017 Econet Victoria Falls Marathon 42km , Half Marathon 21km or Fun run 7km on the 18th of June 2017.

Date: Sunday 18 june 2017

This race is one of the most scenic, wild and fun runs on the African Continent.

It's SCENIC - Crossing the spectacular bridge border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the route offers great views of the Falls and river.

It's WILD - routing through the Zambezi National Park, chances are good you may spot some wildlife.

It's FUN - the official sunset cruise and after party are legendary!

Its CHIPPED - we are excited to announce that this year's race will be based on chipped timing event.


Whether you join us for the full 42.2km marathon race, 21.2km half marathon or 7.5km fun run, this is one race you don't want to miss


Races and entry fees :

  1. 42km - entry fee $10
  2. 21km - entry fee  $10
  3. 7km - entry fee  $3

The above prices are for Zimbabwean Citizens only..and proof must be provided when collecting race numbers.

EcoCash Payments Option

Please note that our Eco-Cash Biller Codes are as follows:

  1. 56931 - to be used for Econet Marathon registration payments.
  2. 84493 - to be used for Transport & Accommodation payments.

How To Register

  1. Online - www.vicfallsmarathon.com

Payments can be done online or by cash at Kingdom Hotel on 16 June & 17 June 2017

Travel & Accommodation packages are also available from as low as $155 by bus and $299 by plane.

Travel & Accommodation Options

  1. $155 per person - Chalet - 2 nights + transport (to & from by bus) + Sunset cruise after marathon
  2. $189 per person sharing - Lodge - 2 nights + transport (to & from by bus) + Sunset cruise after marathon
  3. $239 per person sharing - Hotel - 2 nights + transport (to & from by bus) + Sunset cruise after marathon.


For Bookings please contact:

Email: reservations@batokasafaris.co.zw; bookings@batokasafaris.co.zw

Call: +263772882511 or +2631343368 or 41122 13

Race Numbers


All participants, registered and not registered, will be required to collect their race numbers & tshirts before the race from The Kingdom Hotel on

  • Friday, 16 June 2017 1000 to 1730 hours
  • Saturday, 17 June 2017 1000 to 1730 hours

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


For more details please visit www.vicfallsmarathon.com.


How do I Register?

Registration is available online by visiting the event website on http://vicfallsmarathon.com/. Alternatively, you can register and pay in Victoria Falls on 16 and 17 June –see above website for details. All entrants must collect their race numbers etc at the Registration Venue in Victoria Falls as noted above, there are NO registrations or number collections on RACE DAY.

What do I do if I cannot participate once I have registered?

All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

How do I make payments to participate in the marathon, half marathon and 7.5km fun run.

For locals, we have introduced an EcoCash biller code, 56931, which is ready to receive payments. Upon payment please retain the transaction approval message as proof of payment and present it during registration days on June 16 and 17 2017. International runners can make payment using the various payment options available on the Econet Victoria Falls Marathon website www.vicfallsmarathon.com

Can someone else pick up my race material?

All participants must pick up their own race materials. Photo I.D. is required. Race materials will not be mailed.

What do I receive with my registration?

Each registered participant will receive the following: • Race bib • Water/Coke or similar at selected waterpoints along the course • Water at the finish line • Entertainment from cheerleaders from start to finish • Ambulance back up en route . Marshals on route . National Parks stadd on route . Police security .
A set number of finishers will receive t-shirts in all three events , and medals in the full and the half .

What is the Minimum Age Requirement?

• You must be over the age of 21 to enter to the 42km race. • You must be over the age of 18 to enter to the 21km race.

Are bikes, rollerblades, or baby joggers allowed on the course?

No dogs, in-line skates, baby strollers, skateboards, or bikes will be allowed on any part of the course. This is for everyone’s safety!

Is the course walker friendly?

The course is walker friendly. We just ask that all participants train in an effort to complete the course within the course time limit.

How do you prepare for a marathon?

Runners should naturally be physically fit and healthy. We have the National Health Care Trust on hand who will be giving tips to runners in the build up to the run and they shall also be on site during registration in Victoria Falls and on race day to provide free testing for Non Communicable Diseases and other life threatening illnesses. The trust will also prepare a fitness schedule for the run.

Is there a course time limit?

Yes, please view official course time limits on our Event Timelines Page.

Travel and Accommodation Packages – Are there any travel and accommodation packages for race participants from outside Victoria Falls?

Travel packages are available for both local and international participants and these can be accessed through the Econet Victoria Falls Marathon website on www.vicfallsmarathon.com.