A NEW event will test the hillclimbing abilities of Torbay's runners as well as raising some much-needed charity cash.
The Oddicombe Hillclimb takes place on Sunday September 15 and will raise funds for the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network.
Runners will get the chance to tackle the winding Oddicombe Hill, all 850 uphill yards of it.
The time trial will start at the beach car park and finish on Babbacombe Downs.
Organiser Maria Holmes, who is a Torquay-based Police Community Support Officer, said: "It has been a few years since the Torbay Motor Club used to have an event up there, so we thought we should do something with the hill again, just without the cars!"
There will be entertainment throughout the event, and while only over-18s can take part in the hillclimb, there will be plenty for children to see and do.
Runners can register at the venue on the day.