Reign of Terror is an obstacle course run like no other. Set in the spectacular surroundings of the medieval village of kells, County Kilkenny you can be sure that’s it’s not just the obstacles that will take your breath away. This historical village will immerse you back in time (and water!) The natural uneven, hilly, marshy terrain in Kells provides the perfect landscape for such an event. This scenic backdrop and perfect race day terrain combined with our design team’s epic obstacles delivers an adventure race experience in a class of it’s own. Read on for more information on this one of a kind event.
The first wave starts at 9.00am. With waves every 10 minutes until 1.30pm. You/your team will need to book your preferred wave time subject to availability at the time of booking. With some waves already booked out and price increases due it is advisable to book sooner rather than later.
Yes! Each wave will be called to the warm up area 10 minutes before their start time for a fun, upbeat warm up and a safety briefing.
Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness should be able to complete the course… just take your time. If an obstacle proves to be too daunting just skip it.
R.O.T. LEGACY is our 5km route which boasts over 40 obstacles. A very doable course. In fact past participants on this route have enjoyed it so much that they wished they’d done the 10k to experience even more of the epic obstacles!
R.O.T. LEGENDARY is our 10km route which hosts over 60 obstacles. It’s a full 10km route so no loops and no obstacle déjà vu for our participants.
R.O.T. MINI TERRORS is our 5km teenage route for ages 13-16.
R.O.T. SUPREMACY is the 9.00am 10km competitive wave which is a qualifying round for the 2017 OCR Association of Ireland competition.
R.O.T. RELENTLESS is the 9.10am endurance wave. Participants of this wave will keep looping the 10km course until the final wave of the day.
R.O.T. FITTEST BUSINESS is our fun *team wave with a dash of competiveness (Emal email@example.com)
R.O.T. CORPORATE is our specially designed corporate package to really make the most of the Reign of Terror experience with your colleagues. You will have a shuttle bus to and from Kilkenny at your disposal. You will be wined and dined in medieval Kells once your team has completed the Reign of Terror. You will be treated to gourmet food, in a marquee attached to the historic Motte & Bailey Lounge bar, served by waiters and waitresses in medieval costume. Typical medieval foods in Kells included are the now famous ‘pig on a spit’ and ‘jellied eels’ but we will have something to suit all tastes! Following the banquet you will move to the lounge where you will learn all about beer brewing and test some samples with our local brewer Gerard from Costello’s brewery in Kilkenny. Gerard will go through the brewing process and help our contestants find a beer that is perfect for their particular palate. Once the tasting lesson is completed you will have the choice of 5 Costello’s beers to choose from and enjoy. Then all that’s left to do is sit back and bask in your Reign of Terror glory! (For Corporate bookings email Lorraine at firstname.lastname@example.org)
*A team of any number may enter any non-competitve wave throughout the day. The Fittest Business wave is for groups of 4 who wish to compete against other teams.
A full change of clothes and footwear, a towel for drying down and a plastic bag for used clothes. A good sense of humour is also essential on the day!
You must be over 16 years old on the day of the event to participate.
There will be a team of stewards on duty on the day and identifiable by Reign of Terror High Viz Jackets. Please follow their instructions as they are there for your safety.
Registration will be signposted but please present yourselves at least 30 mins before your wave time
Each participant must sign a registration/waiver form on the day and if they do not sign it, they will not be permitted to race. Any minor (16 to 18), will need to have an adult present with them to sign the waiver for them at registration desk. If you are part of a team you need to organize all team member to arrive at the registration desk at the same time.
You will receive a wristband which enables you to start the race and collect your complimentary cup of soup.
There will be a clearly signed first aid post.
For those of you wishing to have a commemorative photo of the day there will be a podium available where you can get your picture taken.
Outdoor communal showers will be available for a ‘rough clean down’ after for all participants. Note no shampoos will be able to be used. There will be a specific area for female participants to wash in the Female drop bag area if required. Male participants will be able to change in the Male drop bag area.
Stewards will guide cars from car parks onto the road.
Given that people will be tired, wet & dirty please take extra care.
1. After parking your car make your way to Registration
2. Register and get your wristband
3. Leave your gear in the appropriate drop zones
4. Make your way to the Start line where there will be opportunity to warm up and see some of the obstacles
5. After the race get your picture taken at the podium
6. Then use the Rough Clean down Showers
7. Change in the place you left your bag
8. After changing make your way to the Mill where you can get your complimentary cup of soup
(a) You are given a full safety briefing prior to participating. A safety briefing will be provided on the day of the event and you are obliged to attend that safety briefing before participating. If you arrive late, and have not attended the safety briefing, we cannot allow you participate.
(b) You are a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of signing up for the event .
(c) You acknowledge that there is an inherent risk of injury that could arise from the activity you a re agreeing to participate in. If you do not acknowledge this, you should advise the ROT organizing committee immediately.
(d) You are fit and healthy to participate, and if you have any previous or current medical conditions you must confirm that your GP/Specialist has confirmed you are able to participate .
(e) All obstacles are will be appropriately marshalled. You must accept the decisions and directions of the marshals.
Fantastic event very well organised well done to everyone involved can’t wait to complete it next year already , didn get that far this year got injury 15 mins into it so gutted that happened..Niamh Mccormack
Absolutely brilliant! Great course! Thanks to all those who were stewards on the day especially those that pushed and pulled us over the walls!Lena Bolger
One of the best obstacle course race in the country.. really enjoyed it.. can’t wait for next year..Paul Molloy
Absolutely fantastic event, it was my first obstacle run and I’m raring to go on the next one. Very well run, so well done to everyone involved.Dave Burke
Fantastic event in kells today, so well organized and managed.. well done to everyone involved, all the hard work that went into it for months beforehand…congrats on a great day.. looking forward to nxt year alreadyMargaret Mccarthy
Absolutely fantastic event…don’t know where to start with the praise. From start to finish no stone was left unturned. Excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed and will be back!!Olivia Cuddihy
Brilliant definitely be back again. From start to finish every steward was kind and helpful. Well done to all involved.Chris Clancy Wilson
Such friendly people on the course, well organised event, loved every minute of it. I would definitely do it again next year. Well done to all involvedMary Ní Ríain
Great day great fun. Well done too all who took part and big well done to all who organised and helped out on the day. All the additional entertainment up at the mill was excellent.Anita Kirwan