The Victoria Falls Marathon 2023

People running in the Marathon


It’s that time of the year again for The Victoria Falls Marathon set on the 2nd of July 2023. Conquer the ultimate endurance test at the Victoria Falls Marathon, an internationally recognised event registered with World Athletics and AIMS. Run in partnership with the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe, where top runners worldwide can challenge themselves against the best! Please note that the Zimbabwe – Zambia border will be closed until 09:30 that morning. Please ensure any transfers or travel plans are scheduled after this time. The border will be busier than usual on the afternoon of the 1st, so expect some delays.


What can you expect to see on the courses? You will be crossing over the famous Victoria Falls Bridge and going around the Zambezi Drive, which offers breathtaking landscape views of the Zambezi River and Big Tree. The Zambezi Drive is renowned for sightings of elephants, impalas, baboons and buffalo, to name a few. Whilst these animals are beautiful, it’s important to remember that it is a National Park. For this reason National Parks and Vic Falls Anti-Poaching Unit armed rangers along this section for protection.

On all the routes, water and refreshments will be available approximately every 4km – 5km. Food and other drinks will be on sale at the finish.

FULL MARATHON – 42.195km

  • Cross over the Vic Falls bridge to the Zambia border.
  • Returning to Zimbabwe over the bridge
  • Turn right along Zambezi Drive
  • The Zambezi Drive then joins Park Way, heading toward the park.
  • It finally routes into the suburbs
  • Then through Victoria Falls Safari Lodge grounds via their back gate.

Note: This is a two-loop route (except the bridge).


Similar to the full marathon. The only difference will be after the Zambezi Drive; you would turn left towards town and right at the Rainbow Hotel into the suburbs, then through the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge grounds via their back gate.

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