Entries close midday on Wednesday 23rd. Entries after June 1st welcome, but will not receive race pack until mid-July

Waterford Viking Marathon – Committee Statement

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.

2020 was the first year since 2011 Waterford did not hold a Marathon and the committee believe that it is important to ensure that a celebration of running in Waterford is marked by this virtual event in 2021. They look forward to welcoming everyone back to run the streets and see the wonderful sights of Waterford city and county in 2022


Here is a list of our Committee Members:

WLRFM Managing Director - Des Whelan Chairman of The Organising Committee

Ceistiú Consulting – Cormac Johnston - WVM Event Manager

WLRFM Financial Controller - Lena Murphy

WLRFM - Neil Gough

WLRFM - Sinead Cunningham

Waterford Council – Conor O’Neil

Waterford Council – John Gallagher

Waterford Council - Finn Brophy

Waterford Road Runners - Joe Cawley

Sinead4fitness - Sinead Brannigan

Bell Logistics - Rosin Ferris

Faithlegg Hotel (Marketing manager) - Deirdre Houlihan

Waterford Hockey Club/ Waterpark Rugby Club - Shirley Moore

An Garda Siochana Waterford - Garda Larry Langton

An Garda Siochana Tramore - Garda Mick Whelan

An Garda Siochana Traffic/ Health & Safety - Garda Kieran Leahy

Runner/ Saturday Road Runners - Phillipa Carney

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Please ensure that you follow all public health guidelines, as required in your place of residence, when partaking in any activity associated with your participation in the Waterford Viking Virtual Marathon

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Waterford Viking Marathon,
The Broadcast Centre,
Waterford City

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