The Tom Crean Endurance Walk is a challenge hike through the mountains on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry.
The event, organised by Annascaul Road & Hill walking Club, commemorates Tom Crean's epic solo march to save Teddy Evan's life for which he was awarded the Albert Medal for Bravery.
Start Numbers must be collected from the South Pole Inn, Main Street, Annascaul on the evening of the Friday before the walk next day between the hours of 19:00-22:00 or alternatively on Event Day between 06:00 and 06:45.This information will be Emailed to all entrants!
Coaches will depart from the South Pole Inn at 07:00 sharp and a start number along with appropriate footwear, clothing and equipment will be required for entry to the transports.
The BBQ will take place outside our Clubhouse Hanafin’s Bar on the Main Street Annascaul and will commence at 16:30-18:30 where you will need your start number which will be retained from you for service.
The route will be marked with marker poles but you must carry a map and compass, the relevant Ordnance Survey Ireland map is number 70. All entrants must carry a day sack with wet weather gear and suitable provisions. All entrants must wear hiking or mountain boots. Trainers, cross-trainers, multi-sports shoes and approach shoes are not acceptable footwear for this event.
The Tom Crean Endurance Walk is not a guided walk and neither is it a race.
Annascaul walks is a small friendly walking club in the heart of the Dingle Peninsula, where brooding mountains, stunning coastlines and fast flowing rivers provide magnificent year round walking. The club embodies the adventurous spirit the friendly humour and the co-operative nature of Annascaul’s famous son, Tom Crean the Antarctic explorer.
The club holds two scheduled walks each Sunday, meeting at Hanafins bar on the main street. They extend a warm welcome to individuals and clubs of all ages and abilities to join them on one of their walks or to follow one of the many trailed walks in the area.