A BIG "Thank You" to all participants & supporters for making 2016 one to remember.
In 2011 Waterford City Manager asked WLRfm to assist the City Council in establishing a Marathon event for Waterford.
A voluntary committee was then created consisting of four WLRfm employees and other individuals from various backgrounds, ranging from runners, City Council employees, members of an Garda Siochana, medical professionals and local business members, bringing together the various expertise required to assist in getting the Marathon event up and running.
Waterford Viking Marathon has been formed for non-commercial purposes. Registered in 2012, WVM is a company limited by guarantee with its own bank account and is fully audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers. After the costs incurred are met (which are exclusively used for the running and promotion of the event) all profits remaining are passed to the events nominated charities. Furthermore, we encourage all participants to consider raising funds for their own nominated charity through sponsorship for completion of our event.
While generating funds for charity is one of the main goals we wish to accomplish through our event, the Committee has established two further objectives;
We hope to build on Waterford’s already robust running culture and further enhance this through education and awareness and cultivating a healthy lifestyle through running.
In addition we aim to develop a positive commercial impact in Waterford through increased tourism. The Waterford Viking Marathon provides a perfect opportunity to focus the attention of the visitor on the broad range of attractions that Waterford has to offer ranging from exceptional places to eat to world-class museums and historical attractions. The event, by its nature, exposes many of the key tourist landmarks of the city and surrounding area.
WLRFM Managing Director - Des Whelan Chairman Of The Organising Committee
WLRFM Finacial Controller - Lena Murphy
Waterford City Council - Fergus Galvin
Waterford City Council - Finn Brophy
Waterford Road Runners - Joe Cawley
Waterford Road Runners - Adele Walsh
Peak Fitness Training Director - Jimmy Payne
Waterford City Council - Amanda Bolger
WRH - Consultant - Dr. Sean Leavy
General Manager Waterford Health Park - Cormac Johnson
Pinewood Labs - Caroline O’Dwyer
Waterford Hockey Club/ Waterpark Rugby Club - Shirley Moore
Tramore Ac & Physiotherapy/Health Coach - David Wade
An Garda Siochana Waterford - Garda Larry Langton
An Garda Siochana Tramore - Gard Mick Whelan
An Garda Siochana Traffic/ Health & Safety - Garda Kieran Leahy
WVM Project Manager - Roisin Ferris
WLRFM. Office Administrator - Laura Holmes
WLRFM, Advertising Exec. - Neil Gough
WLRFM, Operations Manager - Michael Byrne
FBD Hotels, Head Of Marketing/ Pr - Deirdre Houlihan