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Partners & Sponsors

At the Waterford Viking Marathon, we're committed to creating a sustainable event that benefits both our participants and the environment. That's why we're implementing measures like recyclable water cartons, recyclable race bags, QR codes with event information to avoid unnecessary printing, and the use of electric cars. By partnering with us as a sponsor or partner, you'll be supporting a sustainable event that values corporate responsibility and sustainability. Plus, your brand will reach a diverse audience not just in Ireland, but also around the world. Don't miss out on the chance to be part of this impactful and sustainable event. Contact Fiona at info@waterfordvikingmarathon.com to learn more about sponsorship and partnership opportunities.

Our Sponsors

Medite Smartply

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MEDITE SMARTPLY define the standards of engineered wood panels.

We are delighted to support the Waterford Autism Friendly Run in 2024.

We recognise the importance of having an open, diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can bring their whole self to work.  We have made progress and know there is more to be done.  We continue to build awareness of diversity and inclusion across all of our employees, we are focusing on Inclusion as the foundation for building a sense of belonging, connection and community at work.  Attracting talent and new capabilities is critical to our success, building diverse capability will give us greater potential for better organisational outcomes.

We deliver exceptionally engineered products, outstanding sustainability credentials, unrivalled innovation and industry leading customer service.

Our manufacturing sites in Clonmel (MEDITE) and Waterford (SMARTPLY) in Ireland feature the latest production technology to deliver straighter, flatter and more consistent boards than ever before, in a range of sizes and thicknesses unparalleled within the industry. Constant progression and investment have allowed MEDITE SMARTPLY to enter new diverse markets and sectors, meaning that there is always a fresh pipeline of new products to address market demands.

As part of the Coillte Group, we pride ourselves on our sustainable supply chain and manufacturing processes, meaning our products are as environmentally conscious in their make up as they are in their application.

Sun Life

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Established over 150 years ago, Sun Life is a leading multinational financial services provider. The company, through its subsidiaries, offers a full range of trusted insurance, wealth and health solutions that put Clients’ needs first, helping them to achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier, happier lives.

In Ireland, Sun Life is based in the vibrant city of Waterford in the sunny South East, where our newly refurbished site employs over 550 people in the areas of Information Technology, Cyber Security, Service Desk Technical Support, and Business & Finance Administration, all in support of Sun Life businesses globally.

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Sun Life. From how we continue to develop and deliver state of the art products and solutions in support of our Clients’ health journey and their financial objectives, to how we assess risk and move towards achieving net zero. Our culture and commitment to diversity are key drivers of innovation at Sun Life and, in recognition of that, we are proud to be named as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland™ 2023 and 2024, and awarded Gold Investors in Diversity, receiving the prestigious EDI mark from the Irish Centre of Diversity. 

“Sun Life is delighted to extend our relationship with Autism Friendly Waterford by being one of the Sponsors of the Waterford Viking Marathon’s Autism Friendly Run. To be a supporter of such a wonderful community event which for the first time this year is hosting an autism friendly run is just amazing.  We are so pleased to see such inclusiveness in our community as we strongly advocate for inclusiveness in our working environment and wish all participants in the Autism Friendly run as well as the many Sun Life employees taking part, all the very best for their training and the event on the 23rd – we are looking forward to it!

 

Carten Controls

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Carten is a prominent industry leader, specialising in the development, production, and distribution of ultra-high purity (UHP) and high-performance components and equipment for the semiconductor and biotechnology sectors on a global scale. In recognition of Carten's outstanding performance, Carten was awarded the "Business of the Year (100+ employees)" and "Overall Business of the Year" at the Waterford Chambers Business Awards in 2023. This commendation emphasises Carten's commitment to excellence and innovation, further solidifying its position as a leading force in the industry.

Originally founded by Dan Carten in 1970 in Connecticut, USA, Carten expanded with the construction of the Waterford, Ireland site in 1981, and is based at Unit 613 in the Waterford Industrial Park, in addition to its manufacturing site at Unit 609. Traditionally the US site has been the larger unit, with the Waterford site originally reporting back to the US. In recent years, however, Carten Waterford has overtaken the US site in terms of manufacturing output and new product developments. Carten was eventually bought by the current owners – Fujikin Incorporated (Japan) in 1991.

In high technology industries such as semiconductor - where microchips are manufactured for all our modern needs - and bioprocessing – where new cutting-edge drugs such as vaccines are manufactured, it is essential to continuously provide a new product development pipeline to ensure the continued success of both, a company brand, and the manufacturing site itself.

In the Waterford site, we have developed patented technologies for key markets such as bioprocessing, and developed new applications in our core semiconductor markets. The development of products for these industries require years to develop and validate and require huge investment in terms of finance – but critically, the human resources required across multiple disciplines and skillsets.

We developed one solution in the bioprocessing industry where we reduced our customers drug production downtime by 75% through a modification to our own product. In another case, we will modify our manufacturing application in producing our product to allow our customer to reduce contamination risk when transporting ultra-high purity gases into their chip-manufacturing facility.

Sales@cartencontrols.com - www.cartencontrols.com +353 (0) 51 355436

Unit 613, Northern Extension, Waterford Industrial Park, X91 F2DE Ireland 

Sanofi

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Sanofi is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health, preventing illness with vaccines and providing innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. Every day at Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Today, over 800 people work for Sanofi in Waterford at a state-of-the-art campus. The Waterford team produce treatments for serious medical conditions, including rare genetic diseases, along with more prevalent conditions.

‘Sanofi is proud to sponsor this year’s Waterford Viking Marathon and the efforts taking place to enable Waterford to become an autism-friendly city. Our sponsorship is aimed at helping those with autism take part in this great sporting occasion and raise funds for Ireland’s national autism charity, As I Am.’

Bausch and Lomb

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Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is solely focused on making people see better to live better. The company has a 40-year track record of growth and diversification in Waterford – Ireland’s oldest city. 

From Waterford, Bausch + Lomb supplies eye health products to people across the world.

The company’s success in Waterford has been built on a great team who between them have thousands of years of experience of delivering the highest quality every time. As the facility has grown, new opportunities have been created for skilled people to join the team and take their careers to the next level in a global company with deep local roots in Waterford.

“This is our second year sponsoring the event & it is such a great event for both our employees & the wider community. We are very happy to support and raise funds & awareness for the AsIAm charity this year.”

Flahavan’s

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The Flahavan’s family has been milling oats in Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford for over 200 years. Now in its seventh generation, the company continues to source its quality wholegrain oats locally from growers based within a 60-mile radius of its Mill. Nestled just beneath the Comeragh Mountains, Flahavan’s are perfectly located to benefit from optimal climate and conditions, which help produce world-class oats year after year. Best-known for its Progress Oatlets, the company has a wide array of oat-based products in its range including Organic Oats, Quick Oats, Gluten Free Oats, Granola, Muesli, Flapjacks and Oat Drinks.  High Protein porridge is one of the newest additions to its range – available in convenient 45g pot formats and flavoured with natural vanilla, it’s a great option for a healthy breakfast/snack on-the-go. 

Flahavan’s are delighted to be sponsoring the Waterford Viking Marathon in 2024 – Johnny Flahavan (Operations Manager) confirmed “We are so proud to be sponsoring the Waterford Viking Marathon again in 2024 – it’s such a fantastic event to be part of and it not only appeals to world-class athletes but also to families and those seeking to make improvements on their fitness journeys.  It feels very inclusive and it’s great to see it going from strength to strength each year”.

DG Foods

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Are a family company located in Kilbarry, County Waterford. Started in early 2021 after being in the food service industry for over 30 years. They supply major brands in all their ranges of fast food, sauces, oils and fats, packaging, minerals and flours to deli counters, coffee shops, fast food outlets and mobile catering units in the South East. They offer a full food service organisation that supplies produce and packaging to retail and the food & hospitality industry. And being a local family business they love to support local organisations and events.

“ We are absolutely thrilled to once again participate in the annual Waterford Viking Marathon. This exceptional event serves as a beacon, drawing participants from across Ireland and beyond to the vibrant city of Waterford. The energy and enthusiasm surrounding the marathon are truly infectious, bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures in a celebration of athleticism and community spirit.

Being part of such a remarkable occasion is nothing short of exhilarating. It's a testament to the power of collective effort and determination, inspiring countless individuals to push their limits and achieve their personal bests. As we eagerly anticipate this year's marathon, we look forward to witnessing the camaraderie, the triumphs, and the unforgettable moments that make this event truly special”. Andrew Hepburn, Director of DG Foods.

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Waterford Viking Marathon,
The Broadcast Centre,
Ardkeen,
Waterford City

 

info@waterfordvikingmarathon.com

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