About the Paddle
The third Mullum2Bruns Paddle is being held on Sunday 27 May 2012 as an eco-friendly family fun event, run by the community, for the community. Last year, 667 paddlers experienced the magical journey down the Brunswick River on a perfect warm winter’s day. We are expecting even more this year with the Paddle’s growing popularity and the addition of a new division. The main paddling events begin at Heritage Park in Mullumbimby and conclude at the Terrace in Brunswick Heads, where live music, free paddle clinics, a duck race, raffle, BBQs and other fun entertain the crowds throughout the day in a festival atmosphere.
The Mullum2Bruns Paddle offers divisions for recreational and competitive paddlers of all ages and abilities. It's a great program!
- The 10km Echo Fun Paddle invites residents and visitors of all ages to paddle down the river from Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads in any non-motorised craft at their own pace. There will be a prize for the Best Decorated Craft so we are expecting some creative entries.
- The 10km Hotel Brunswick Paddle Challenge is an open division and it’s always a close finish.
- The 10km Print Rescue Stand Up Paddle Challenge tests the experienced stand up paddlers.
- The shorter 1km Surf Lifesaving Club Board Challenge, in several divisions, takes off from Torakina and several relays for the nippers between the bridges are also included on the program.
- A new Paddle 2 Fitness Extreme Challenge has been added this year. Paddlers will contest a 20km course from Brunswick to Mullumbimby and back again.
Last year there were 667 entries, so if you would like to stay in Brunswick Heads for the weekend, it would be advisable to book your accommodation as soon as possible. Very limited kayak hire is available from local operators.
The event is once again being jointly staged by three high profile volunteer community groups: The Brunswick Volunteer Rescue Marine Rescue, Brunswick Surf Lifesaving Club and the Brunswick Visitor Centre, and funds raised on the day will be split between the three non-profit organisations.
Registration is essential. Online registrations are now open. Alternatively you can register on the day at Heritage Park Mullumbimby from 7.30am.
Please note: It is a requirement by law that all children in a kayak under 12 years wear a life jacket.