Walk around the mountains in the dark starts at mountain rescue association base in Clonmel

Walk around the mountains in the dark starts at mountain rescue association base in Clonmel

Some members of the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association with Second Lieutenant Niall Dungan, Air Corps.

An outdoor event with a difference takes place this Saturday when the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) will host its third annual ‘Long Way Round’ night run and walk fundraiser in Clonmel. 

The cost is €30 per person and all proceeds will go to SEMRA.

Check in at the Mountain Rescue Base at the Heywood Road in Clonmel is at 5pm. 

The 15 kilometre walk/run includes a road, track and open mountain route and will take place in and around Clonmel and the north western Comeraghs. 

The event is open to all levels of experience and participants can take part on their own or with a group of friends. The event route will be marshalled at all times by members of the SEMRA team.

Though primarily a fundraising event, the ‘Long Way Round’ encourages participants to be active and embrace the outdoors, while experiencing the local natural amenities at night in a safe setting.

For information on how to register visit www.semra.ie/longwayround. Further information about other sponsorship opportunities may also be found on the website. All money raised will go to support the voluntary mountain rescue service in the south east.

SEMRA is a voluntary, non-profit organisation affiliated to Mountain Rescue Ireland. The association is responsible for conducting searches and rescues in the mountains of the south east including The Comeraghs, Galtees, Knockmealdowns,Slievenamon and Blackstairs. 

All team members are volunteers and are trained to the highest standard in Rescue Emergency Care. They are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Since its foundation in 1977, the SEMRA team have been involved in a number of high-profile search and rescues in the region. 

Last year the team joined in the recovery of casualties from a light aircraft crash in the Blackstairs

Mountains, the third aircraft crash in the region requiring the assistance of SEMRA. 

The team have been involved in fifteen search and rescue incidents to date this year.

For more information contact John Foley at 087-6485027 or email info@semra.ie