Last day of “Lands End Hill Climb”

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Adrenaline-junkies from all over the world made their way to the Grand Valley, for the annual "Lands End Hill Climb."

The Lands End Hill Climb is one of the third oldest races in the United States. It's been around since 1936.

There were around 70 people who entered to race in specially designed cars and bikes. The race was five miles on gravel dirt road.

The event is a part of the Colorado Hill Climb Association. They host around five to six races a year, for those that have a need for speed.

"It's a ton of adrenaline, it's a blast, I mean, the rush that you get from being inches away from the edge of the road. And actually when you're racing, you don't notice it nearly as much as when you come down. And you're like oh that's a big cliff there, that was pretty close.” says Race Director Rodney O’Maley.

Entry fees varied from around $175 to $225 dollars.

The race was open to everyone who wanted to put their skills to the test. The ages varied from teenagers to 65- years-old.

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