HELL & BACK is back! Ireland's unique and exhilarating Endurance Course returns this June - Killruddery Estate, Wicklow ! With new obstacles such as Heartbreak Ridge and Satan's Pit!

HELL & BACK is back!

Ireland’s Unique & Exhilarating Endurance Course returns this June…
...Are You Up For The Challenge?


HELL & BACK takes place on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June 2022.


Due to unprecedented demand, the Saturday event (11th June) is now fully booked with participants from all over the country eager to take on once more HELL & BACK’s gruelling 13KM and 8KM routes!


But, due to this phenomenal interest, an extra date of Sunday 12th June has been added so BOOK NOW!


HELL & BACK, Ireland’s Toughest Mental & Physical Endurance Challenge, is back after an almost 3-year hiatus (we all know why!). With many of us making way better friends with our sofas over the last while, now’s the time to get out there, get active, meet new people and set yourself a real challenge, while having a great time, all in the safety of the great outdoors!


As well as being the country’s largest and most popular obstacle course adventure run, HELL & BACK is also home to Ireland’s Fittest Family TV show – with everything taking place in Co. Wicklow, where event organiser Alive Outside is based.


For one weekend in June, the spectacular surrounds of Killruddery Estate in Bray are converted into an adventure playground, specifically designed and created by award-winning outdoor specialists to push your physical and mental boundaries to the limit. Participants (or more aptly HellRaisers!) must complete a 8-13KM trail route, crossing rivers and lakes, climbing hills and mountains and crawling through bogs and swamps. The course combines a variety of man-made obstacles with Killruddery's famous natural terrain, encompassing magnificent views of Dublin Bay from the Little Sugar Loaf Mountain.


To survive the course, you must conquer all the elements thrown at you, whether that is the gruelling natural environment or more than one hundred infamous man-made obstacles, including the Water Jump, Splashdown Slide, Hell on Earth, Sniper Alley, Satan’s Pit, Ice Baths, 10 Foot Tessie, Devil's Creek...and new for June 2022, Heartbreak Ridge!


“We are beyond excited that HELL & BACK is back this June” says Aidan Walsh, Director of Operations.  “Since our last event in October 2019 and throughout lockdown, we have been working on and developing new obstacles – and so are chomping at the bit to let Hell Raisers this June back onto, what is beyond doubt, the best course we have ever created!”


So, do you think you are up for the challenge?


HELL & BACK takes place on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June 2022.


Due to phenomenal demand, the Saturday event (11th June) is now fully booked –
but an extra date of Sunday 12th June has been added so BOOK NOW!


You can enter as an Individual or as part of a Team or Group...but it’s much more fun to do it with a gang of friends, family members, team mates or work colleagues!

Everyone over the age of 16 is welcome.


Special Early Bird Rates for Sun 12th June now available from €57 per person, including exclusive HELL & BACK Finisher’s T-shirt!


HELL & BACK also holds Junior events!

3KM Course for Ages 8-12

  • 24th April – sold out!
  • 21st May – sold out!
  • 12th June – places available
  • 10th July – places available
  • 28th Aug – places available

1KM Course for Ages 5-7

  • 22nd May – sold out!

For more information on the course, events and to register, please visit www.hellandback.ie

Alive Outside, the organiser of HELL & BACK, is based in Killruddery, Bray, Co Wicklow and operates a year-round Activity Centre, offering challenges for sports groups, corporates families and schools.



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E: aidan.walsh@aliveoutside.ie

T:    +353 1 2147355

M:  +353 87 9356621

Web:  AliveOutside.ie

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