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Running the Chinny Charge.

The 2023 Chinny Charge, a fun run up Mount Chincogan just north of Mullumbimby, is open for registration for both runners and walkers. 

This year it will take place on Saturday, September 16, and it is the one day of the year that the access up the mountain is open to the public. 

It is a great opportunity to either test your endurance, or just enjoy a lovely afternoon walk with friends. 

Chinny Charge.

There is the open adult race, as well as the children’s race, from Mullumbimby to the bottom of the mountain and back.

The race was started as a fundraiser for the Mullumbimby Swimming Pool, and the first race was run in 1960. 

The second race took place in 1967, before it became an annual town event and fiesta. 

Organisers hung up their laces in 2001, and it was another 16 years before the run was brought back, in 2017, by the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce. 

‘There were two years that the run didn’t go ahead because of covid, but we are really happy to be back again after last year’s successful event,’ said Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce member, and run organiser, Jenelle Stanford.

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

Prizes on offer

Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club is sponsoring prizes for first female and male runners across the line, with the first place winners receiving $500. 

The Echo is sponsoring prizes for first local female and male runners across the line, with the first place winners receiving $350.

There are three in perpetuity memorial awards – they are The Kevin Moran Memorial Shield, which is awarded for special effort and encouragement of others; The Reg Burns Shield is awarded to first oldest female across the line; and The Dr Suresh Shield for the first oldest man across the line.

The Chinny Charge is once again an environmentally sustainable event with runners and walkers encouraged to take their own water bottles that they can recharge at water stations along the way. 

All participants are asked not to take single use plastics onto the mountain. No dogs allowed. 

There are 500 spaces for runners and walkers on the day. 

All participants must be 12 years or older.

To book a place, visit: www.eventwizards.com.au.


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