Great Event, Scenic Course with some wildlife. (about: 2011)|
F. H. from Portland, Oregon; USA (9/5/11)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Victoria Falls Marathon
Very rewarding race. The marathon, half marathon, 5K and the concurrent Zambezi Man Challenge, were well conducted. Over 500 participants in all events, about 150 in the Marathon. Good number of water stops, with sports drinks on the second half of the course. Some hills made this more difficult than many races, but the view of Victoria Falls from the bridge was exhilarating. Running along the river kept the heat down and the views great. I saw a herd of Impala cross my path at 13KM into the race. Good support at the water stops, cheering in the residential areas and just enough runners to know you were safe. The local people were very friendly and glad to have tourists in town. I think this race will continue to grow. This is a very geographically blessed area. There are many adventure activities to do both before and after the race. The sunset victory cruise and after race party were both well attended and fun events. Anyone going to this part of the world should also go to Botswana and take in a Safari in Chobe National Park.