Waterford Viking Marathon

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Waterford Viking Marathon

Waterford Institute of Technology has partnered with WLRfm Waterford Viking Marathon and is delighted to be sponsoring the goody bag for the 2017 event on 24 June 2017. All race distances will finish at the WIT Arena and athletes register and pick up their bag at the sports campus in the days before the race. The Institute, through the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Science, is will also be hosting events, publishing articles, running competitions to promote exercise and health.

The Waterford Viking Marathon has announced a new and exciting course of the Waterford Viking Marathon 2017 Trilogy (The Full, The Half, The Quarter).

Marathon route

All route details

Download the route details here.

Sign up to complete one of the races in the Waterford Viking Marathon and receive the following benefits:

  • 10% discount on the race entry. Just use the promotional code WIT2017 when you register online.

  • Team WIT singlet - we have limited availability so will allocate singlets on a first come, first served basis


For 2017, the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Science will work with 3 lucky runners during their training for the Waterford Viking Marathon. We will offer two performance profiles (lactate & VO2max) to one beginner, intermediate and advanced runner during their marathon preparation.

The Performance Profile Test

This test will help the athlete guide their training, gauge their progress and plan their strategy for the race itself. A performance profile test looks at the runner's performance during a variety of exercise intensities ranging from very easy jogging all the way to their maximum. Throughout the test, their oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production and heart rate are monitored in real time. At the end of each stage, a tiny blood sample is taken to evaluate lactate levels. When the test is over, all of the data is combined to determine how "fit" the athlete is and individualised training zones are prescibed. Repeat tests allow us to evaluate the progress and further optimise training zones.

Typically, this type of testing is reserved for competitive athletes and their coaches and we are excited to be able to offer this service out for the 3 lucky winners of our 2017 Waterford Viking Marathon competition.

There's Only One Condition 

You must have registered to run the full Waterford Viking Marathon - you can register here today.

For your chance to win, complete this form and answer two simple questions before Friday, 25 February 2017.


CAO Undergraduate
Course Code Name Duration  Delivery
WD186 BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching & Performance 4 yrs Full Time
WD019 Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management 3 yrs Full Time
WD124 BA (Hons) in Health Promotion 4 yrs Full Time
WD125 BA (Hons) in Exercise & Health Studies 4 yrs Full Time
Add-on Courses
Course Code Name Duration  Delivery
WD051 Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Recreation and Sport Management 1 yr Full Time
Postgraduate
Course Code Name Duration  Delivery
WD523 MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology 18 mths Full Time
WD591 MA in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being 18 mths Full Time
Part-Time
Course Code Name Duration  Delivery
NA Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Part time) 10 wks Part Time
NA Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction (Part Time) 7 wks Part Time
NA Certificate in the Management of Work-Related Stress (Online) 30 wks Part Time
WD523 MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology 18 mths Full Time
WD591 MA in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being 18 mths Full Time

About WIT Sports Scholarships

The Sports Scholarship Programme at WIT offers an athlete-led development programme aimed at supporting the overall development of high performance athletes in a wide range of sports. The programme gives talented athletes the opportunity to develop their sporting and academic career by offering a network of support services and expertise which is tailored around the specific needs of each individual athlete.

Every academic year, WIT provides up to 60 Sports Scholarship Awards distributed between four awarding categories which reflect the sporting level a student is competing at within their sporting discipline:

  • Gold Scholarships are given to those students who are excelling in their sport and competing at the highest level in their sport. 
  • Silver Scholarships are usually awarded to those students already in the college. Students receiving Silver Scholarships will have demonstrated their potential and commitment to their sport and WIT Club and will be competing at a high level.
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  • Sports Recognition Scholarships are one of most recent scholarships which was established to recognise outstanding WIT student athletes who have shown huge commitment to sport in WIT and who have also played a leading part in the development of Clubs and Societies life here in the college. 

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