After an uphill battle against COVID the Chinny Charge is going to run again on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm.
Over the last two years, the annual Mullumbimby event has been cancelled three times, owing to the pandemic.
The Chincogan Charge was originally started as a fundraiser in 1960 to build the Mullumbimby Swimming Pool, and in that time has attracted keen runners from all over the country.
This year, the run will have a food stall run by the Mullumbimby Primary School, and the Mullumbimby Ex-services Club will be open for drinks.
‘We are really hoping for lovely weather and having a positive community event,’ said Mullum Chamber president, Jenelle Stanford.
The Chinny Charge was restarted by Jenelle in 2017, after a 16-year hiatus, and is the only time that the mountain can be accessed by the public each year.
The run and walk is open to anyone aged 12 and over, with the junior race going to the base of the mountain and back.
‘No one under 12 is allowed to either run or walk on the mountain, and everyone must be off the mountain by 5pm,’ Jenelle reminded participants.
‘We are looking forward to welcoming back the NSW Fire and Rescue, among other community organisations and volunteers, to put on a great local event.’
Prizes are: $500 for the first female and male professional runners; $250 for the first female and male local runners; as well as a number of trophies, including the Kevin Moran Memorial Shield.
To book a place, visit www.eventwizards.com.au.