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Waterford Viking Marathon to raise funds for RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Saturday June 30th 2018 has been confirmed as the date for the seventh annual WLR FM Waterford Viking Marathon to raise funds for the RNLI.

WLR Waterford Viking Marathon

The most exciting running event in Waterford, Ireland, the WLR Waterford Viking Marathon takes place on Saturday, 30th of June 2018. The route is spectacular; taking in Waterford City's Viking Triangle, crossing both Rice Bridge and the N25 suspension bridge and running along the Waterford Greenway before returning to the state-of-the-art WIT Arena at Carriganore.
Runners can choose from the full, half or quarter marathon and help raise funds for the RNLI Lifeboats; the nominated charity for this year’s event.
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WLR Waterford Viking Marathon

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.