Absa Marathon Virtual Race


Entries opened on Friday, 21 August 2020 and close on Friday 9 October 2020 at midnight.


Participants have to complete the marathon/distance entered for on 10th of October 2020.

Please note, your distance must be completed in one day.


Subject to government regulations

Please respect the current COVID-19 restrictions/regulations of your Country and run within its constraints.


Your route, Your Choice! Find the course of your choice and run your selected route. This could be on a public road, treadmill or in the comfort of your own property.

Please respect the current COVID-19 restrictions/regulations of your Country and run within its constraints.

The following are the different race distance options:

·       5 km

·       10km

·       21.1 km – Half marathon

·       42.2 km – Marathon


Please ensure you supply yourself with enough nutrition, water, and energy drinks for your chosen route.


Race Numbers will be emailed to every entrant once the registration process has been completed. Participants have the choice to print out their Race Number and attach it to their running kit for Race Day. We encourage participants to take images and videos wearing their race numbers and share across the various social media platforms. #Absamarathon #LusakaFitnessSquad



You must upload your race data by 11:59pm on 10th October 2020 to qualify for the finisher medal.

*Note: all races have fully been subscribed. however, an opportunity may arise in case runners already registered wish for a substitution. please send your intention to participate in the absa marathon by sending an email to info@lusakafitnesssquad.co.zm (all small letters).


ABSA Marathon expo

Prior to the ABSA Marathon We Will be hosting an Expo and the Lusaka Showgrounds over three days. We encourage you all to collect your Racepacks during this time as they will not be available on the actual day of the marathon.


There are going to be a whole host of activities at the Expo including exhibitions, entertainment, music and a whole lot more. Be sure not to miss out on the fun before the run!!!



Registrations will be done online and you can only pay with a visa or mastercard online. You must make payment before the cut-off day of the marathon. You will receive a registration confirmation email from our event managers with your log-in credentials to enable you make any changes to your registrations and for ease of future event registrations with LFS.

*New: Alternative Payment Methods…..!!!!!!!!!!!

Did you know that you can pay for the ABSA Virtual Marathon using Airtel Money by following these simple steps?

Dial *778#

Step 1: Select Make Payment
Step 2: Select Goods and services
Step 3: Enter business name as XXX
Step 4: Enter amount
Step 5: Enter reference as [Registration Token ID]
Step 6: Enter Pin

Did you know that you can pay for any ABSA Marathon using ZamPay Money by following these simple steps?

Step 1: Dial *344#
Step 2: Choose Zampay option 5
Step 3: Enter merchant code XXXXX
Step 4: Enter reference as [Registration Token ID]
Step 5: Enter amount
Step 6: Enter Pin
Step 7: receive SMS Confirmation

Alternatively you can deposit in the LFS Barclays Bank Account with the following details

Step 1: Account Name: Lusaka Fitness Squad
Step 2: Branch Name: Mutaba House
Step 3: Account Number: XXXXXX
Step 4: Branch Code: 016
Step 5: Sort Code: 020016
Step 7: *Reference is [Registration Token ID]

There will be an expo at the Show grounds main arena where you may collect your Race packs for the day of the event. The dates are 28 and 28 of November 2019. There will be no issuing of Race packs on Race day.

Race packs will include the following:

Race Number Tag
Water Bottle

Need help? Contact +260 97 7634932 or +260 97 4391390
Contact Email: info@lusakafitnesssquad.co.zm