Long Way Round

Walk or Run – Over 18 Only – No pets allowed


Our annual fundraiser Long Way Round returns on Saturday 25th November 2023. All entries will receive a lovely new SEMRA buff.

Registration for the event will open soon.  Please check back or follow us on social media for updates.

You will walk or run the 15km circuit in and around the Comeraghs at night.  The route consists of roads, forest tracks and open mountain.  You can do it yourself, with a group of friends or join a mixed group that will have leaders.  The route will typically take an hour and half to run and three to four hours if walking.

The event starts at Gaelcholáiste Cheitínn, The Mall, Clonmel, E91 K2E2.  There is plenty of street parking in the area.

Route Map is included in the  Participant Booklet

The Route

As can be seen from the map below, the Long Way Round will be taking place in and around Clonmel and the North Western Comeraghs. We will be at Careys Castle car park for a mini stop of sweets and reassurance IS 186 193 (A). Our first proper rest/water stop is just before the concrete bridge in Glenary IS 209 189(B) and then after that a final water stop at the Holy Year Cross at IS 208 204(C). Please ensure you bring adequate water with you.

16:30 Check-in Opens
18:00 Runners Depart
18:05 Staggered departure of walkers
18:30 Check-in Closes
19:00 Last group of walkers leave

From 16.30 onward the participants can collect their number and “SEMRA Buff”.

Please note that ALL participants will be checked out at the start line and all participants must be formally checked in again at the finish line so that we know you are safely off the route. If you leave the walk before the end, you must let one of the marshals know that you have left by giving them your name and registration number.

View invite to runners video here.

Suggested equipment list for participants
  • High Vis Vest – Mandatory
  • Head torch / torch with spare batteries – Mandatory
  • Clothing should be adequate for the conditions – warm and waterproof. Do pack some raingear (it is Ireland).
  • Suitable footwear for an open mountain environment.
  • Whistle
  • Bivvy bag
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Basic first aid kit including plasters/compeed
  • Food and water sufficient for the duration of the event
  • Map(s) covering the route and a compass – OSI sheet no’s 74 & 75. Map app on your phone (with battery backup)
  • Mobile phone (and battery backup) fully charged and working
  • A rucksack to carry it all.

Looking forward to meeting everyone again.

If you have any questions or if you want to donate or become a sponsor of the event please contact us at info@semra.ie.

Here is a link to Facebook Album of photos from LWR 2019

Timings for Long Way Round from Premier Timing Systems here.

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, Ireland. Reg. Charity: CHY17543    Website by: Déise Design

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
Reg. Charity: CHY17543

Email: info@semra.ie

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