Is running a marathon one of those things on your bucket list and yet it seems impossible to do it alone? Then maybe 2016 will be your year to take part in the Waterford Viking Marathon on June 25th as event organisers encourage people of all professions to recruit colleagues for the new three person relay option.
Now in its fifth year, the WVM is growing bigger than ever and has just been shortlisted as a finalist for Running Ireland's 'Marathon of The Year.' This will no doubt attract even more than the 2,200 runners who took part last year, many of them local with some travelling from Kenya, Italy, Johannesburg, Sweden, Norway and US to take in the Waterford City streets en route.
With the fifth WVM being launched, registration is now open for the full, half, quarter and all new three-person relay this year. The relay allows participants to tackle an average of 8.5miles each, getting your team to the magic 26.2 miles and allowing a family, a group of work colleagues or friends to say 'we ran a marathon! '.
WVM’s Event Manager Roisin Ferris says "This year, we want to encourage all runners to challenge themselves. Those that ran the quarter last year might take on the half or take part in the three person relay. WVM will be actively encouraging workplaces in Waterford, making up teams of three and we have wonderful club and company prizes to reward those that make the effort." So whether you’re a Garda, Nurse, Postman or office worker with a love of running, you are encouraged to get recruiting. If six legs are better than two, then what nicer way to take in the ancient streets of Waterford, scenic Tramore and a finishing lap at the RSC than with your dedicated relay team on June 25th.