HELL & BACK TEEN 8KM
Send your teen to hell for a day!
Unplug your teenager from their devices and send them on a hellish adventure around Killruddery Estate for a few hours!
This is the ultimate teen challenge where they must go over, under, around and through over 80 natural and man-made obstacles on a 8KM course that doubles up as home to Ireland's Fittest Family!
Take on, in real life, some of the infamous obstacles and challenges from the TV show, including Pontoon Mania, Hell on Earth, Satan's Pit and The Swamp.
Will they have the energy, guts and determination to make it up the notorious Ramp at the Finish Line?!
Can your teenager make it thru'?!
UNIQUE TEEN ADVENTURE!
PREPARE TO Go to Hell!
HELL & BACK Teen is a grueling off-road 8KM course along man-made trail runs and mountain paths in the stunning Killruddery Estate.
Your teenager will have to progress over, under, around and through the infamous HELL & BACK obstacles along the 8KM route, including Water Jump, Splashdown Slide, The Black Pearl, The Wall and lots, lots more!
But don't worry - they can walk around any obstacle they are not comfortable in doing, including the water obstacles if they are a non-swimmer.
8KM course suitable 12 to 17 year olds. No adult accompaniment required.
Register a Team
Why not register a Team of 2+ consisting of your teenagers' buddies, school friends and/or team mates? Choose the "Syndicated Payment" option and forward a weblink for them to pay for their own ticket, saving you the hassle of collecting money!
• Trial runners are best (better grip in muddy conditions)
• Astro boots also work well
• We strongly advise you do not wear normal runners or any other footwear, as the reduced grip will increase your risk of injury
• Studs, cleats, blades & spikes are NOT PERMITTED
• Fingerless cycling gloves are best as full finger gloves may get water logged
• Base Layer – compression top
• Top Layer – Technical t-shirt (optional)
• Wear long sleeves to help protect your arms at crawl obstacles
• Avoid cotton materials!!
• Compression leggings are recommended to help protect legs when crawling.
• Avoid flimsy material that may rip or tear.
• Duct Tape, Electrical Tape & Cable Ties are not allowed on your shoes as they come off too easily and thus become a danger to the livestock on the farm.
• Make sure you TRIPLE KNOT your laces instead.
Children aged 12 on 8th June 2024 will be able to participate in H&B Teen 8KM unaccompanied by an adult.
Please note that they will be doing the H&B 8KM Adult course so there may be some obstacles that are not suitable for children which closed for the H&B Teen group.
Your teenager will also always have the option to walk around any obstacle they are uncomfortable with.
The H&B Teen 8KM course usually has a number of water obstacles in the SPLASH ZONE section on the Lake in the heart of Killruddery, which may include Pontoon Mania, Water Jump and Splashdown Slide.
From a water safety perspective, everyone is fitted with a buoyancy aid when they get in the vicinity of the Lake, while our team of lifeguards patrol both from in the water on kayaks and from the bank.
If your teenager is a non-swimmer or doesn't like water, they obviously don't have to do this section and will be directed around it.
Specators can walk up to Splash Zone - simply follow the signs along the road from the Lambing Shed. Please note that the Lake is in the heart of Killruddery and approx. 15 min walk from the Event Village - so you will need to be quick afterwards if you want to get back and see everyone cross the Finish Line.
Unlike, say a marathon, there is not one big, mass start at HELL & BACK - instead there are a number of starting waves throughout the day with 250-400 HellRaisers in each. You choose your preferred wave start time when you register and can double check this on the Start Time Checker.
There is only one H&B Teen 8KM wave on Sat 8th June and this is 15:45 so you can choose this start time when registering.
Weather permitting, all parking for HELL & BACK will be either onsite in Killruddery or in the nearby IDA Business Park on Southern Cross Road. Pre-Paid Parking is available during registration at €9 per car (bring QR code). Pay on Day available @ €10 cash per car.
Personal Accident Cover is included in the registration fee of all participants. This cover may include benefits in the event of your teenager incurring an injury.
Your teenager can collect up their exclusive "I Made it Thru' HELL & BACK" T-shirt at the Finish Line.
Start Time Checker
Find out all you need to know about your teenager's registration, including the time they are allowed access the venue, their Wave Start Time and T-Shirt Size, via our Start Time Checker.
Can I Change My Teenager's Start Time?
There is only one H&B Teen start time at this event (15:45) so it is not therefore possible to change start times.
Can't Take Part?
If your teenager cannot take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to move them to another H&B Teen event. Please note that, within 2 weeks of an event, it is not posssible to transfer your teenager to another one.
Unfortunately it is not possible to refund you for your H&B Teen ticket at any stage.
Your teenager must register and collect their Wristband AT LEAST 30 minutes before their allocated Wave Start Time.
Risk of Infectious Diseases
Killruddery is a working farm so be fully aware of Infectious Diseases. If your teenager experiences any symptoms after the event, contact your GP immediately. Find out more here.
Event Village, including Hell's Kitchen
Lots of food and drink options to replenish your teenager's energy before and after their H&B run.
Course Closing Times
8KM: The course closes at 18:30 so all participants have 2 hrs 45 mins to complete 8KM.
The site closes at 19:00 so please make sure you bring all your belongings with you as you leave.
If you're looking to stay overnight in Wicklow, then make sure you check out the Wicklow Tourism website for a full list of accommodation, including The Martello Hotel on Bray's Seafront!
For more detailed information, visit our main FAQ page.
H&B TEEN prices
8KM - Saturday 8th June 2024
All prices include:
- Mandatory Personal Accident Insurance Fee of €3 per teenager
- Exclusive HELL & BACK Finisher's T-Shirt
Optional Extras (available on Registration Form):
- Car Parking @ €9 online / €10 on the day
Optional Extras (available on the day):
- HELL & BACK Merchandise, including Hoodies, Vintage Finisher's T-shirts, Neck Scarves & Gloves
- Free Entry for Spectators
- Timing Chips are not available - this is a challenge, not a race!