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Victoria Falls Marathon
Starts 13th December 2020
Start of Victoria Falls Marathon in Victoria
Please note that this year's event has been moved to 13 December 2020
Victoria Falls Marathon is a high profile international marathon and half marathon taking place in June, July or August every year. This event is said to be one of the most thrilling races on the continent.
The 2020 edition of the Victoria Falls Marathon will be a virtual one, with participants running their course from anywhere in the world. This year, it's a marathon with a difference, although the registration process is the same, with participants choosing the full or half marathon, the relay, or fun run.
On the 13th of December, anytime between 00h00 and 23h59 CAT (Central Africa Time), athletes can run their distances from anywhere in the world. At the end of their run, finishing times are recorded and uploaded on the race website.
This race will be using a Tracker App and you can follow the 'original' VFA Marathon route virtually, or switch screens and see where you really are running. The app tracks each runner live! You'll be able to see how far ahead of, or behind, the elite runners you are and you can also check how you're stacking up against your friends and family members. The app has been designed to identify that people are actually running/walking so that the results show the truth. Please note however, you have to have a smart phone and you have to run with it, in order for the app to work.
And with the virtual nature of this year's marathon, you can do more than one race on the day!? You may enter and run more than one race if you want to.
A few reasons to make this a date in your diary ...
• Operated by a team of experienced logistics personnel, and to IAAF standards -becoming established in the world running community.
• Full and half marathons, as well as a relay and 7.5km fun run.
• Attracts runners from over 24 countries around the world.
"We anticipate this race to grow into a large 'must do' event in Africa, maybe even rivalling some of the bigger SOUTH African events such Two Oceans etc. but a lot better and more fun!" said Addision.
The organisers use the event to raise money for various organisation - Greenline Africa Trust, Victoria Falls Envirowatch, Victoria Falls Feed A Child and the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit. Past events have supported such causes as Rose of Charity, AIDS orphans in Victoria Falls, Painted Dog Conservation.
Registration for the 2020 Vic Falls Marathon will reopen soon. Closing date is 11 December 2020, at 12h00 (midday) CAT.
2019 Victoria Falls Marathon Winners
Have a look at the 2019 marathon winners here.
2018 Victoria Falls Marathon Winners
Have a look at the 2018 marathon winners here.
2017 Victoria Falls Marathon Winners
Winners of the 2017 Marathon - here.
Victoria Falls Marathon, News and Updates
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