There are a number of slight changes to the route but competitors will, as always, begin in the city before heading to the seaside at Tramore and finishing with a lap of the Regional Sports Centre on the Cork Road.
Des Whelan, WLRfm managing director and Waterford Marathon chairman, is relishing the return of the event which has developed a huge profile in the past three years.
He said: “The beauty of our marathon is that it includes a full, half and quarter option allowing all level of runners to take part, starting together in the centre of Waterford’s Viking Triangle and finishing at our family-friendly festival finish line in the RSC. With music, entertainment and supporters along route, it makes for an electric atmosphere and an emotional day.”
Whelan acknowledged the hardworking committee, sponsors and partners who have supported the event, in particular media partners WLRfm and the Irish Examiner as well as Whitfield Clinic.
* Registration is open for the full, half or quarter events. For further information and route map see www.waterfordvikingmarathon.com.