Unlike some of the other more commercialised events in this genre, every cent made in profit goes directly back into developing the community. So how did they manage to orchestrate such a successful, well-run, polished event that has seen thousands pour into their medieval village? They probably won’t divulge all their secrets but read on to discover some interesting facts about this award winning, not for profit event. One ingredient is clear though in their winning formula …’It takes a village…’

  • The Reign of Terror committee is made up of just 20 individuals.
  • Reign of Terror is an all-volunteer, community led event.
  • Over 150 volunteers from various local organisations come together on the day.
  • 200 acres of land is donated for use by the local farming community
  • Collectively Reign of Terror volunteers donate over 10,000 hours of their time.
  • Every single cent of funds raised go directly back into local community groups.
  • 704 participants took part in 2016, 1698 participants took part in 2017. 2018 is on course to be an early sell-out.
  • Reign of Terror is Running in Ireland’s ‘Obstacle Course Race of the Year 2017’ WINNER.
  • Reign of Terror made history by successfully hosting Ireland’s first endurance obstacle course event ever.
  • The course is set amongst one of Europe’s largest and most impressive medieval monuments – Kells Priory.