Tuesday, June 21, 2022

SUNDAY NEXT, June 26 will see Ireland’s oldest city play host to the 10th annual WLR Waterford Viking Marathon.

Organisers and participants are very excited to return to a live event, while continuing the option to participate in a virtual marathon if preferred from Friday, June 24 to Monday, June 27.

Runners will begin their full, half and quarter marathon at 9am from The Mall in Waterford City Centre, before they travel along Waterford’s two iconic bridges – Rice Bridge and the Thomas Frances Meagher Bridge and the stunning Waterford Greenway. Walkers and wheelchair users will commence a little earlier at 8.30am.

Live bands and DJs will keep both runners and spectators entertained along the route with thanks to Eirgen Pharma and there’ll be plenty of water stations – kindly sponsored by DG Foods – to keep runners hydrated.

For the first time ever, the event will finish in the centre of the city on Grattan Quay and promises to be great fun for all the family with entertainment and a party atmosphere created by Every Event.

The 2022 Waterford Viking Marathon is proudly supported by WLR, Waterford Council, Eirgen Pharma, TEVA, DG Foods, Infosys, Joma Sports, House of Waterford Crystal, Full of Beans, Alfie Hale’s, Mag 365, Blue Butterfly Coffee, Flahavan’s and Spirit Leisure Centre.

Special thanks to Clem Jacob Hire, MacTrans Freight, Every Event, Waterford Civil Defence, Waterford Endodontics and University Hospital Waterford (UHW) for their continued support. Registration for the event remains open on www.waterfordvikingmarathon.com. Every participant will receive a finisher t-shirt and WVM commemorative medal, celebrating “10 Years of Running”. For further information visit www.waterfordvikingmarathon.com or check out the WVM on our its various social channels – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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