Date : 16th Jun 2019
Venue : Killruddery Estate, Bray, Co Wicklow

FROM € 26.00  Price List Pricing Info

Course Type:

All-Terrain Mud and Obstacle Course for Primary School Kids between 5 & 12

Course Distance:

- 1KM = 5-7 Year Olds
- 3.5KM = 8-12 Year Olds

Event Description:

Ireland’s Toughest Physical and Mental Endurance Challenge for Children, HELL & BACK Junior is a fun and exhilarating obstacle course mud run for primary school kids seeking the ultimate adventure! Designed by our award-winning obstacle team, there are two courses:
1. An independent 1KM course for 5-7 year olds (no sharing!) where, if they're up for it, the kids can do a second lap; and
2. A 3.5KM course for 8-12 year olds featuring some of the obstacles on TV's Ireland's Fittest Family. (Because the course is so tough, for Health & Safety reasons, there is no second lap option on the 3.5KM course.)

An exciting new addition to the 3.5KM course for 2019 is the slippery Splashdown Slide! Children that would like to slide down this obstacle MUST be able to swim. For health and safety reasons, all kids must wear a life jacket to do the obstacle - these will be provided and checked by the marshals at the obstacle. Children who are not competent swimmers and those who don't want to do it will be able to safely walk around it and continue onto the next obstacle.

HELL & BACK Junior is a fun obstacle course adventure run that offers your kids the opportunity to negotiate their way over, under and through a number of natural and man-made obstacles, before crossing the finishing line…very muddy but very happy!

What Your Kids Will Learn:

- Discipline to finish what you start. 
- Sometimes life can be hell…but you can overcome any obstacle with the right positive attitude! 
- How to respond positively when you are in a situation outside your comfort zone. 
- The unique sense of achievement you will experience when you conquer tough mental and physical challenges. 
- All in a fun, controlled and safe environment!

Start Times

Waves start every 15 minutes - you can choose your preferred start time when you register your child. 

Limited space in each wave...the earlier you register, the more start time options you have available!

  • 12 x Start Times for 3.5KM, 8-12 Year Olds
    • Silver Wave 1 @ 09:30
    • Gold Wave 2 @ 09:45
    • Pink Wave 3 @ 10:00
    • Green Wave 4 @ 10:15
    • Blue Wave 5 @ 11:00
    • Red Wave 6 @ 11:15
    • Black Wave 7 @ 11:30
    • Yellow Wave 8 @ 11:45
    • White Wave 9 @ 12:30
    • Navy Wave 10 @ 12:45
    • Brown Wave 11 @ 13:00
    • Grey Wave 12 @ 13:15


  • 2 x Start Times for 1KM, 5-7 Year Olds
    • Blue Star Wave 13 @ 13:30
    • Red Star Wave 14 @13:45
Your Kids will have one HELL of a time...
...but will they be able to make it thru'?!


E-Waiver Form

IMPORTANT: We've recently digitised our registration process. At the Registration Tent, one adult must now agree to an electronic Terms & Conditions of Participation form for each child looking to take part. If you are not travelling, make sure you have an adult to sign it on your behalf. No child will be able to take part without an adult agreeing to the T&Cs. Once signed, each child will receive a numbered wristband, allowing them into the Starting Pen.

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Start Time Checker

Find out all you need to know about your child's registration, including the time you are allowed into the venue and their Wave Start Time, via our Start Time Checker.

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Child Safety

Ensuring the safety of your child is our priority. Find out more about Emergency Services at HELL & BACK plus potential symptoms to be aware of.

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What to Wear

Find out what your kids should wear when taking part. Remember that they will get very mucky so no need to buy new equipment...comfortable old gear should do perfectly!

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Weather permitting, all parking for HELL & BACK will be onsite in Killruddery Estate. Pre-Paid Parking is now sold out (bring QR code). Pay on Day available @ €10 per car.

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Wristband Collection

You must collect your Wristband AT LEAST 30 minutes before your allocated Wave Start Time.

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Can't Take Part?

If your child cannot take part at the weekend, you can still get someone to replace them. They simply collect your child's wristband at the Registration Tent but print and sign their own name.

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Event Village

Lots of activities to keep you entertained throughout the day in the Event Village, click "Read More" below for a list of facilities.

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Pick up exclusive limited edition merchandise before or after your child's run at the H&B Shop in the Event Village, including exclusiveT-Shirts (€10), Zip Tops (€20).

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Where to Stay / What to Do

If you are planning on staying in the Bray/Wicklow area for a few days before or after your HELL & BACK adventure, then check out this page for tips on where to stay and what to do.

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Risk of Infectious Diseases

Make sure you're fully aware of the risks of Infectious Diseases. If your child experiences any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

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Find out everything else you need to know about H&B Junior, from facilities available to refunds and transfers and from insurance to health and safety.

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