Join Waterford Viking Marathon
Waterford’s annual marathon event will take place late June. Following previous successful years the event is now firmly established as one of the key marathons on the national calendar as each year numbers continue to grow, bringing hundreds of international visitor to the city. Following the launch of next year’s event, which took place on Thursday last at WIT Arena, excitement builds around the announcement of a new route which will take in the two bridges of the city, Rice Bridge and Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge on the N25.
“Cat Lap”. Then onwards back to the Deise through the toll bridge (no e-card required today), then a little chicane onto the greenway cycle track (Waterford’s latest tourist attraction), along the greenway to Carriganore with the south western breeze in your face and river Suir by your side. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning, then at the bridge at Carriganore where Vikings landed many years before.
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Bottled water will be available at 12 water stations along the route and at the finish line (c. every 2 miles). The Water is plastic 250ml sports cap bottles. Energizer will be available at 4 drinks station along the full and half route. High 5 IsoGel orange flavour will also be available.
Everyone who completes the full, half and quarter marathon will receive an official Waterford Viking Marathon Medal. The Goodie Bag will be distributed at registration pick up as well as the Tech T-Shirt.
There will be a bag drop facility in place on Parnell Street close to the Start Line on the Mall, Waterford City. If you wish to avail of this facility please ensure you write your Race Number, plus letter in case of relay event, in permanent black ink in the box provided on the bag. A member of the bag drop team will be available at bib picks ups in WIT Arena to assist you with this before the event.
The course time limit is 6.5 hours for the marathon and 4 hours for the half marathon. After that, the Gardaí may ask you to move onto the footpaths and to obey the rules of the road but the finish line will stay in place for the last athlete.
There are plenty of parking spaces available at the finish line event at WIT Arena in Carriganore.
Waterford Viking Marathon accurately times runners/ teams by means of a chip on each bib provided by ‘My Run Results.com’.
A Shuttle Bus will be provided to transport runners from WIT Arena Car park to close to the start point at The Mall in the city. The last bus to guarantee your timely arrival at the start of the race for 9am, will leave the WIT at 8:15am. With so many runners across the full, half and quarter marathon races to be transported, do not leave it until the last minute! Buses will also be provided from the finish at the WIT Arena back to Parnell Street after the run.
The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.