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Now’s the time to enter the Chinny Charge up Mullumbimby’s local mountain on Saturday, September 21. 

The annual run and walk is the only day that Mount Chincogan is open to the public. 

Jack Gill got line honours for the Chinny Charge on Saturday. Photo John Purssey

In 2023 winner of the race Jack Gill managed to do the return run up the mountain in just 30 minutes and 44 seconds – while much of the rest of the community took the opportunity for a leisurely stroll.

‘This year we are asking everyone to bring a water bottle to fill at the water stations as we continue to drive towards reducing waste and being a sustainable event,’ said organiser, Jenelle Stanford, from the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce.

The entry fee is $50 for runners and $25 for non-competitors (walkers). If you leave it to the last minute it is $75 on the day if there are spaces available.

Walkers head off up Mount Chincogan in the 2023 Chinny Charge.

2pm start 

There is the children’s race as well as the adult race, and professional athletes will start first at 2pm outside the NSW Fire and Rescue Station at  at 57 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby. The children’s race runs from 1.30pm and is $15 to enter.

There are a range of prizes that can be won, including the fastest man and woman ($500), the fastest local woman and man sponsored by The Echo, the oldest woman and man to participate in the charge. The Kevin Moran memorial shield is ‘awarded for special effort and encouragement of others’ and was donated in his memory by his closest friends and adopted family – the Davis family of Main Arm.

All participants must be 12 years old or over. There are no dogs allowed on the mountain. To  book visit: www.eventwizards.com.au.


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