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Get ready for the run and walk up Mount Chincogan

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Previous runner Richelle Hill on her finish line dash. Photo Tree Faerie

Spaces are filling quickly for the Chinny Charge that will be running for the first time since  the COVID pandemic started. The race and walk up the local Mount Chincogan is an annual event for the local community.

‘There are only 500 spaces for runners and walkers for the event,’ Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce president, Jenelle Stanford who restarted the Chinny Charge in 2017. 

‘Volunteers are preparing the path up Chincogan Mountain as we go to print to have it ready for this exciting one day event,’ she told The Echo. 

Former junior boys winner and second place. Photo Tree Faerie.

The kids run, under 12, starts at 1pm and is to the base of the mountain and back. The adult race starts at 2pm with walkers starting just after that. All participants have to be off the mountain by 5pm. 

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. 

From left: Chris and Mike Davis with Zoe, front holding up the perpetual Kevin Moran shield. Photo Jeff ‘Charge Me Up’ Dawson.

‘Everyone can pick up their race bibs between 12–1pm outside the Ex-Services Club, opposite the Civic Hall on Daley Street,’ said Ms Stanford. 

‘We are really excited to be finally having the chance to do the Chinny Challenge again.’

The event is an eco-friendly event so people can bring their won water bottles but water is also supplied at staging points along the route.

If you are rolling over your event entry from a previous year you should have received an email confirmation. 

The Chinny Charge is on this Saturday. To book a place, visit www.eventwizards.com.au.

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  1. Great to see, but I still have NOT got my ticket fee back from 2020, as it’s totally in vain getting someone from the Run organization to respond. ;(


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