It is time to get your running shoes dusted off and register for this years Chincogan Charge. That’s right, after a successful race restart last year the race, or leisurely stroll, up the local mountain is going ahead on September 8.
‘Mount Chincogan is only open to the public one day a year for the race,’ said organiser and president of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce Jenelle Stanford.
‘Last year was a great success with all 500 spots for the race being booked in advance. This year we are opening the race up to kids who will be running from the Mullumbimby post office to the base of the mountain and back.’
The kids category is for six to eleven year olds and an adult is needed to accompany children. One adult can accompany up to five children at no cost.
‘There are great prizes for the winners from the Mullumbimby ex-services club while The Echo provides the prizes for the first locals across the line and the kids races are sponsored by Meadows Medical Clinic.’
Jenelle also reminded the local community that this is a great chance for anyone interested in climbing the mountain to enjoy the beautiful views.
‘Last year we had lots of people who enjoyed a lovely afternoon walking up the mountain for the first time,’ said Jenelle.
‘Walkers just need to remember that they need to be off the mountain by 5pm so that emergency services and volunteers can finish cleaning up and also come down off the mountain.’
This year runners will start and finish the Mullumbimby post office and there will also be a tug-of-war run by the historical society, a bar by the Mullumbimby Ex-services club and food provided by the Mullumbimby Public School.