Waterford Chamber has welcomed the announcement that this year’s Waterford Viking Marathon is set to start and finish in the city centre.

According to Gerald Hurley, CEO of Waterford Chamber: “Marathons the world over bring a huge vibrancy to cities so it is fantastic that the Viking Marathon is back and is being re-routed to conclude in the city centre. The start of the marathon each year on the Mall is a wonderful spectacle and of course the quarter, half and full marathons encourage all categories of runners and walkers to take part and to enjoy our beautiful city and Greenway.

“Having almost three thousand people taking part is also great for businesses and will bring a welcome economic boost for traders.”

The WLR Waterford Viking Marathon takes place on Sunday 26th June 2022 starting on the Mall and finishing on Grattan Quay near Waterford Distillery.