Paddlers prepared for Mullum2Bruns event

One of the crews taking part in last year's Mullum2Bruns Fun Paddle.

One of the crews taking part in last year’s Mullum2Bruns Fun Paddle.

Organisers of the annual Mullum2Bruns Paddle event are tipping another record-breaking year after more than 1200 paddlers hit the water for last year’s event.

The fundraising paddle starts at Heritage Park in Mullumbimby on Sunday and finishes at Terrace Park in Brunswick Heads, and includes challenges and fun events.

The challenge events attract athletes from all over Australia, vying for cash prizes and goods donated by the main sponsors.

With registrations required 30 minutes prior to events, the action starts at 10am with the Byron Shire Echo 10 kilometre fun paddle, followed by the North Coast Holiday Parks best decorated craft at 11am.

The action on the Brunswick River gets a little more serious at 11.15am, when crews from across Australia take part in the Dragon Boats challenge.

The Print Rescue stand-up paddle challenge will be held at 11.30am followed by the Hotel Brunswick open stand-up paddle challenge at midday.

Throughout the day there will be live music and family activities at the Sound Shell in Terrace Park, Brunswick Heads, with raffles, prizes, paddling clinics, a jumping castle and barbecues.

The Mullum2Bruns Paddle has been taking place since 2010, although earlier versions of the event took place in the 1980s.

The three founding organisations of the Paddle were the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre, Brunswick Surf Lifesaving Club, and Brunswick Marine Rescue.

All are non-profit organisations, run by volunteers, which rely on fundraising for their survival.


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