We are gearing up for the Vic Falls Marathon 2014, and the event is looking to be bigger than ever judging by the amount of pre-registered runners!
We have three distances, the Full Marathon (42.2km), the Half Marathon (21km) and a slightly longer than normal Fun Run (7.5km) which has been introduced due to athletes from previous years asking for something a little more challenging (but not quite ready for the Half!).
The Full Marathon (42.2 km) route has been changed – to avoid the long ‘out and back’ Kazungulu Road, which we are confident you will enjoy. We have a longer fun run (7.5km) this year… sponsored by First Mutual Health… so more fun-time on the road.
As the race is the end of June, the temperatures will be a little more ‘athlete-friendly’ – so we expect some of our elite runners to better their times from previous years. We also have a great range of water table sponsors lined up again… so plenty of refreshments will be available along the way, some loud music and a general ‘great vibe’.
• Physio rub down area!
For the first time ever, we will have a Physio Rub down area on route for the runners who have weary legs or might be cramping or are in need of strapping.
• Botswana Tourism Prize + T-shirts
Botswana Tourism are giving away a prize for a trip to the Chobe National Park! Wow!!! BUT, you have to enter and complete one of the race distances to be eligible (and yes the fun run does count!) As usual there are some great t-shirts for the full/half marathoners – but you have to finish and be in the first 1500 (half) or 350 (full) to get one!
• Sunset Cruise
And of course, unique to this race… an amazing sunset cruise on the Zambezi River after the marathon, and a superb after-party with music until late on the banks of the Zambezi River. Now where else can you do that? NO-WHERE!
So get there folks….. it’s going to be a great weekend!
• New – EcoCash Payment option added to website:
For the Zimbabweans – we have just set up an EcoCash entry facility on the website where you can pre-register. This is only available for Zim residents and citizens, anyone else can pay via credit card or simply arrive on the Fri/Sat before the race to the Kingdom Hotel. Note our closing date for pre-registered runners is 12 June 2014.
Even if you pre-register – remember you need to fetch your bib from the Kingdom either Friday/Saturday before the race.
Don’t forget when in the Falls, there is PLENTY to do and pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment – particularly if you are on a tight schedule.
See you all soon !
For more info on the Vic Falls Marathon