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Hell & Back

There is no easy way through Hell & Back! Ireland’s toughest physical & mental endurance challenge – are you tough enough?

Event details:

The stunning Killruddery Estate in Bray, Co Wicklow is converted into an adventure playground, where participants must complete a 8-16KM trail route crossing rivers and lakes, climbing hills and mountains and crawling through bogs and swamps.

HELL & BACK, Ireland’s Toughest Mental & Physical Endurance Challenge, is the country’s largest and most popular obstacle course run.

To survive, you must conquer all the elements thrown at you, whether that is the temperamental weather conditions, the gruelling natural environment or the torturous man-made obstacles.

Fun for the whole family

If you’ve got children aged 10+ you can compete together on the 8KM Hell & Back course working together to overcome all the obstacles in your path


Took part in my first hell & back during the weekend & loved it. If there was 10 stars I’d give it. From the warm up at the start to all the goodies at the end, it was so well ran. The team spirit was just fantastic. Everyone helped each other & had great craic along the way. Cannot wait to do my next one.

Lisa Walsh, Hell & Back Participant