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


When do entries open for the virtual event?

Entries for the Waterford Viking Virtual Marathon will open on Monday 22nd February 2021. Entries will close 1 week before race 18th June 2021.

How much is it to enter?

Entry is €20* per person; postage outside Ireland is additional.   Entries are subject to an event booking fee.

Where do I signup?

What date and where is the event taking place?

The Waterford Viking Virtual Marathon takes place between 24th to 27th June 2021. You can chose to run any time between the 24th to the 27th June.

Can I do this with a group?

Yes! We are happy for you to take part with your friends and family. We only ask that you please follow the most up to date guidelines regarding Covid 19 and social distancing that are in place in your place of residence. Please do not submit photos for our race day special that are in breach of current guidelines. Stay local. Do not gather in large numbers. Ensure social distancing is maintained. Please check the most up to date advice on or your own country official public health advice website.

How do I enter a group?

You can enter groups of people using the Online Entry System entering individually and type in group name or team

What distances are available?

The Waterford Viking Virtual marathon caters for all. We have a Quarter (10k), Half and full marathon event. Walk, Jog, Run - it's up to you!

Can I do the distance over a number of days?

You must start and finish your chosen distance on the same day to record a time for that distance.

What time does the event start?

As this is a virtual event you can choose your own start time between 12.01am on June 24th to midnight on June 27th  

How do I enter?

All participants must enter online at See register here hot link on home page. Post registration you will receive a confirmation email with your order number. Please retain this email and order number as it is required to enter your time post the race.

What is the minimum age to enter the event?

The minimum age to register for the event is 18 years of age.

What are the qualification requirements?

There are no qualification requirements to take part in the event.   We do recommend that you consult with your GP in advance of undertaking the challenge to ensure you are fit enough to take part and this event poses no risk to your health.

When will I receive my race package by post?

For those registered pre June 1st we will be posting out your race pack to you in early June, including the 2021 commemorative medal and exclusive WVM Finishers t-shirt. Those who enter later may have to wait longer for their package. Please ensure you provide us with your complete postal address including Post code / Eircode when booking. 

Do I get a race number?

No. This year there are no race numbers.

Can my friend get her race package posted to my address?

Yes, but your friend needs to register as a separate entry and put C/O Your Name as part of the address.

Do I have to raise money for charity or a cause?

There is no obligation to raise money for charity or a cause and we do not have a dedicated charity nominated this year. If you wish to raise money for a charity you are more than welcome, and we can add the charity story to our site if you send us the logo and details.

Sharing on Social Media?

We would love for you to share your photos, videos and fundraising stories with us over the coming months, showing us where you registered, train and of course the day you run the race and your finish line photos, using the Hash tag #VirtualWVM #2021, Facebook @WaterfordVikingMarathon, Instagram waterfordvikingmarathon, Twitter @WVMarathon We will be sharing your stories on our own social media platforms, so don’t be shy! Get tagging! We may even have some spot prizes for the most creative or fun photos/videos shared! Again, please be mindful of social distancing guidelines when creating your videos and posing for photos! By submitting these photos and stories you are deemed to have given permission to Waterford Viking Marathon to uses these images and stories to promote the event or future events.

Can I purchase Official Apparel or extra T shirts ?

There is no official Apparel for the Waterford Viking Virtua Marathon T-shirts are only available to entrants.

Are buggies, pushchairs, prams, scooters, motorised vehicles, motorised devices, baby carriers / slings, dogs or pets of any kind permitted in the race?

The Waterford Viking Virtual Marathon has no fixed course route. You are bound only by the rules of the road and common sense. We ask that you take care and are mindful of other road users and those who may travel with you. Waterford Viking Marathon does not take any responsibility in this regard nor are we advising you in any manner.

Can I cancel my entry post confirmation?

There is a 14 day cool down period but after that no cancellations will be allowed for this years event as race packs numbers are being purchased specifically for entrants.

Can I defer my entrance to next year ?

No as this is a one off event deferrals will not be allowed

Do I need to notify you if I want to change events before starting?

If you registered for a different distance to the one you complete there is no need to update your registration simply submit your time to the distance you completed.

Where do I submit my time?

You can submit your time and view the virtual leader board at

Do I need reference number to submit my time?

When submitting your time you will need your order number which is supplied in the email you received at the time of your registration.

Are there prizes for the winners?

This year we are all winners, just taking part in this special event should be seen by us all as a massive achievement. Yes, there will be Prizes for the top three in each event, but due to the nature of the event these will not be monetary prizes but rather, exclusive specially commissioned Gifts from the City and County of Waterford. There will be other prizes for various fun categories which will be added throughout the following weeks, we will keep you updated through our website and Social media pages.

How do I make amendments to my address or time after uploading if I make a mistake

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will assist as our registration partners. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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