Launceston's steepest hill was no match for hundreds of eager participants at Sunday's Balfour Burn.
After COVID-19 restrictions forced the cancellation of the March event, the annual StGiles fundraiser was able to go ahead under strict COVID guidelines.
Launceston's Barnett family are yearly participants, who still went ahead with a run on the initial March date. Jonty and Fiona, along with daughters Annie, Lucy and Emma and dog Piccolo took part on Sunday.
"StGiles have been great support to us in the past, and it's something we love to do together to support them," Mr Barnett said.
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"It's been great, we all did it as a family and did really well. It's great to see a lot of people out to support them and the event, especially considering we didn't think it would go ahead at all."
Daughter Annie was one of the most active participants, racing dog Jedda up the 420-metre hill multiple times.
"I hope people enjoyed their run to support money for StGiles, because I did," she said.
People travelled from across the state to take part - Devonport based carers Ros Upton and Michelle Bellinger travelled for the day to take part - having never seen the hill before.
"It was... interesting," Ms Upton said.
"The last hundred metres were the hardest, but it's for a good cause, it was well worth doing."
"We'd only done some walking before this, but we're definitely going to do some training before next time," Ms Bellinger added.
They dragged Labor MHA Michelle O'Byrne along with them to take part in the walking division.
"I was out getting burgers for the kids, when Ros and Michelle came up to me and said there was still time to register," Ms O'Byrne said.
"I was very under-prepared but I did it - and I definitely earned that burger."
Winner of the under-12 category Griffin Poke said he enjoyed the challenge.
"I'm tired, and I didn't think I'd win, but I'm really happy with how I went," he said.
StGiles general manager profile and engagement Danielle Blewett said the event was a big success.
"We had 397 people go up the hill today, some people going up 3-4 times," she said.
"We look to have raised around $6000 which is fantastic."
Fastest up the hill was elite men's winner Joseph Phillipo at 1.02 minutes.
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