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The Chinny charge is on again

Former Chinny Charge champ Colin Creighton who fired the starting gun at the 2017 event after a 16-year hiatus. Photo Jeff Dawson

The Chincogan Charge will be running again this year on September 8 following its successful re-launch in 2017 with 500 runners.

‘This year we are adding in children’s races for six-to eleven-year-olds,’ said Jenelle Stanford, president of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and the driving force behind the race.

The race will start and finish at the Post Office and the kids will run to the base of the mountain and back – adults need to accompany children.

The afternooon will feature a-tug-of-war organised by the Brunswick Valley Historical Society.

‘There is a limit of six teams that can enter the tug-of-war and nomination forms can be collected from the Mullumbimby Newsagents.’

The Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club will be sponsoring the professional runners’ prizes while The Echo will sponsor the first locals across the line.

They have just launched their website so find out more at: http://www.mullumbimby.org.au/chinny-charge.


2 responses to “The Chinny charge is on again”

  1. Jimbo J says:

    And surely there is a permanent track to the top. Has the community established a permanent track so money for the town can be raised all year round rather than on one weekend?

    • Len Hend says:

      Years ago there was an unofficial track until someone decided that they could make money out of it.
      As I found out, tourists always seem to want to go to the toilet when far from home and walking up a steep hill.
      Then there is the ones who must take their dog, right or wrong.
      Not to mention the loss of privacy to the people living up there.
      You can drive to spots around Mullum and look down on Chincogan.

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