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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.

Here is a list of our Committee Members:

WLRFM Managing Director - Des Whelan Chairman of The Organising Committee
WVM Event Manager - Roisin Ferris
WLRFM Financial Controller - Lena Murphy
WLRFM - Laura Holmes
WLRFM - Neil Gough
WLRFM - Sinead Cunningham
Waterford Council – Conor O’Neil
Waterford Council – John Gallagher
Waterford Council - Finn Brophy
Waterford Road Runners - Joe Cawley
Waterford Road Runners - Adele Walsh
Waterford Health Park – Cormac Johnson
FBD Hotels, Head of Marketing/ Pr - Deirdre Houlihan
UHW – Norma Caples, Medical Director 
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

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