Reign of Terror wins national award for Kells and Kilkenny

Sean Keane

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Sean Keane

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Reign of Terror wins national award for Kells and Kilkenny

Volunteers at this year's Reign of Terror in Kells village

The small rural community of Kells has won the the title of ‘Running in Ireland’s Obstacle Course Race of the Year 2017’ for The Reign of Terror.

The award was by public vote and the voluntary committee who organised the hugely popular event beat several more high profile ones.

And the 2018 Reign of Terror on October 13 is firmly on the way to being a very early sell-out. Every cent made in profit goes directly back into developing the community.

The Reign of Terror committee is made up of just 20 individuals and is an all-volunteer, community led event with over 150 volunteers from various local organisations coming together on the day.
Around 200 acres of land are donated for use by the local farming community. Collectively, the Reign of Terror volunteers donated over 10,000 hours of their time in 2017.

In the first year of the event, 704  took part  and last year 1,698 completed it. 

On October, Saturday 13, 2018, thousands are expected to descend on the medieval village of Kells for the Reign of Terror. For more, see www.reignofterror.ie