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Bausch + Lomb leads the way in social responsibility by becoming a sponsor of Waterford Viking Marathon 2023

The Waterford facility of Bausch + Lomb, the global leader in eye health, has announced its intention to join the sponsorship line up for Waterford Viking Marathon 2023, set to take place on June 25th, demonstrating their commitment to social responsibility.

Speaking at the launch event Rachel Northover, Head of HR Bausch + Lomb, announced that it will pay 70% of the registration fees for its employees who participate in the event, in line with the company's CSR strategy and sustainability values. The company encourages its employees to promote well-being and community spirit by taking part in the marathon.

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Rachel believes that “supporting community events is important for local companies, as it provides a platform to showcase their commitment to the community and social responsibility. The Waterford Viking Marathon is a wonderful opportunity to bring the community together and promote a healthy and active lifestyle”.

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Des Whelan, Chairman of Waterford Viking Marathon welcomed Bausch and Lomb to the sponsor line up for the event saying “We are thrilled to have the support of Bausch & Lomb for our flagship Marathon in the South East. The event offers a great opportunity for people to embrace a healthy lifestyle whilst also supporting charities of their choice.”

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Other sponsors include, DG Foods, Teva, WLR, Waterford City & County Council

House of Waterford Crystal, Joma, Bausch & Lomb & Sanofi.

If you haven’t already registered for the Waterford Viking Marathon you can book your place today.



Presentation Make a Wish

Thanks to all of those who took part and donated through our registration in 2022, the WVM and WLR FM team were delighted to present a cheque for €3,413 to our 2022 charity partner, Make-A-Wish Ireland.
Make-A-Wish Ireland is a children’s charity that aims to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to give hope, strength and joy. We hope this donation will assist them in the great work they undertake in the Southeast and indeed nationwide.
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Waterford Viking Marathon to go Virtual for 2021

Waterford Viking Marathon today launched the 2021 Virtual running event. The event will take place from Thursday June 24th to 27th.

Runners from all over the county and beyond are invited to choose their goal for this coming June with Full, Half and Quarter Marathon options. Participants will complete their event over the Virtual Marathon Weekend which runs from Thursday June 24th to 27th.

When registering participants will have the option to raise funds for a charity of their choice, be it one close to their heart or perhaps a local community group they are part of.
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Event Manager Cormac Johnston said ‘We are very excited to launch the first ever WVM Virtual Marathon today. Our hope is to encourage our fantastic past supporters to set and keep their running goals for this year and perhaps ignite the spark in many others around the world to join us between now and then. Along the way we hope to provide charities with an event that they can harness for their fundraising efforts. Our participants, who are missing live running events, will be able to support the charitable causes close to their hearts, as well as meeting their personal fitness goals. We are calling on the Waterford Diaspora worldwide to take this unique opportunity to run their Waterford Viking marathon.”

Registration for the event is now open on Every participant will receive a Race Pack, including a brand-new finisher t-shirt and WVM commemorative medal.

For further information visit or follow us on our social channels Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. #VirtualWVM #2021.

Waterford Viking Marathon is proudly supported by WLR FM, Waterford City & County Council, House of Waterford Crystal, Eirgen Pharma and Teva.

Waterford Will Host Its 11th Viking Marathon Taking In 2 Bridges, 1 Greenway And A Party Finish At Grattan Quay

Sunday June 25th will see Waterford play host to its 11th annual WLR Waterford Viking Marathon.

We are delighted to welcome The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind as our 2023 Waterford Viking Marathon Charity Partner.  Especially the members of the Waterford Viking Branch.   The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is Ireland's national charity providing Guide Dogs to those who are vision impaired and Assistance Dogs to the families of children with autism.

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Train like a Pro for the Viking Marathon

Competition time! Three lucky runners have a chance to win performance profiles with experts from WIT’s Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Science

Waterford Institute of Technology will partner with WLRfm Waterford Viking Marathon again this year to sponsor the much sought after goody bag for the event which takes place on Saturday June 24th.

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