Organisers of the annual Econet Victoria Falls Marathon have postponed the event from the first week of July to December due to COVID-19.
In a press statement, the organisers revealed that they had re-scheduled the Marathon to December 13, 2020.
“Of course, this will be subject to permissions from Zimbabwe Ministry of Health, and possibly Zambia, but we are confident that by December events such as the marathon will be allowed,” read the statement.
“We also have initiated some ideas for our runners’ safety when in close contact with others etc, which we will share nearer the time.”
The organisers added that they hoped that this commitment on their part would provide a bit of happiness to the running community, and the Vic Falls Community as a whole.
“Something to look forward to, we feel, in these negative times.”
The marathon attracts international contestants.
“Change your flights, move your accommodation bookings, change your training schedule, and “look forward”, not backward,” concluded the organisers.