Victoria Falls Marathon 2018 | Cresta Hotels Zimbabwe


The annual Victoria Falls Marathon 2018 returns for the 13th year in a row to the adrenaline capital of Southern Africa – the mighty Victoria Falls. This year’s event promises an even bigger stage for both local and international runners to compete against the best runners on the continent, in a race set against the backdrop of one of the most spectacular locations in Africa. This year’s prize money for the full marathon is $900 and $500 for the half marathon for both the male and female winner of each category.

Vic Falls Marathon 2018

Victoria Falls Marathon 2018

The 2018 Victoria Falls Marathon offers the unique experience for runners to see the Victoria Falls from the bridge and also run through the National Park where big game, such as elephant and buffalo is present. As like years gone by, the Vic Falls Marathon route covers varied terrain, with some incredible scenery and wildlife encounters along the way.

A full 42.2km marathon, 21.2km half marathon run and a 7.5km fun run is available to participants on the day. The race starts in the car park by the banks in the centre of Victoria Falls town, then crosses over the Vic Falls Bridge, briefly into Zambia where runners can view some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa – described by David Livingstone as ‘scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.’

Victoria Falls Marathon 2018

Registration for Vic Falls Marathon

Online entries  for the 2018 Victoria Falls Marathon closed at midnight on 10 June 2018. Local entries will took place at the Kingdom Hotel on Friday 29 June from 10h00-17h00 and Saturday 30 June from 09h00-16h00.

Please note that no race entries are accepted on race day. For the safety of all runners, entry numbers have been capped. More details about entries for each category can be found below:

Full Marathon 42.2km (Minimum age 21)

Entry fee only – Zimbabwe Citizens: US$10
Zimbabwe Residents / Botswana & Zambia Citizens: US$20
All Others: US$40

Half Marathon 21 km: (Minimum age 18)

Entry fee only – Zimbabwe Citizens: US$10
Zimbabwe Residents / Botswana & Zambia Citizens: US$20
All Others: US$40

Fun Run 7.5km:

(Minimum age 10 years old – anyone younger must be accompanied by an adult)
Entry Fee: All runners: US$3

Cresta Sprayview is located within minutes walking distance of the start of the Victoria Falls Marathon. Take advantage of our last minute accommodation specials or contact a member of our experienced team to book your stay with us in the future. Daily flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to the Falls makes linking from international flights to the Victoria Falls simple and easy.

We look forward to welcoming you to Victoria Falls for the running of the 2018 Vic Falls Marathon.

Image credits:
Vic Falls Marathon www.vicfallsmarathon.com