The walk and run up the local Mount Chincogan, know as the Chinny Charge, has been cancelled this year due to concerns over COVID-19. The event was set to take place in September in Mullumbimby.
‘There are a number of factors that have come together that have led to the decision to cancel the charge this year,’ said organiser and president of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce, Jenelle Stanford.
‘Border closures have impacted both the capacity of runners to come over the border to participate, as well as our running timer not being able to come across the border from Noosa as we are not part of the border bubble.
‘It has been really exciting to get the Chinny Charge back up and running over the last three years. While it won’t be able to go ahead this year we will definitely be looking to run the event next year as the COVID situation resolves and we have a clearer picture of how to manage these types of large events in these more challenging circumstances.’
Roll over or refund
Participants who have already registered to walk or run in the event can either apply for a refund or have it roll over into registration for next year.
‘If people who have already registered want to let it roll over for next year then they will not have to pay any price difference if the cost is more expensive for next year’s Chinny Charge,’ said Ms Stanford.