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WADING IN: Brunswick Nippers Jack and Felicity Traynor, Ella Budd and Leilani Carter train their ducks for the Mullum2Bruns Paddle duck race.
WADING IN: Brunswick Nippers Jack and Felicity Traynor, Ella Budd and Leilani Carter train their ducks for the Mullum2Bruns Paddle duck race. Todd Traynor

PREPARATIONS are under way for the third annual Mullum2Bruns Paddle, which organisers are billing as the best yet.

To be held on Sunday, May 27, a jam-packed day of outdoor challenges and family activities will start at Mullumbimby's Heritage Park and finish at Terrace Reserve, Brunswick Heads - a 10km course that attracts a colourful fleet of kayaks, canoes, surf skis, row boats and stand-up paddleboards, all vying for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Paddle publicity officer Michele Dennis said the event had become a highlight of the calendar in its three short years.

Building on the success of previous fun paddle and challenge categories, organisers have added two events for the younger paddlers using surf lifesaving boards or surfboards.

"This year there's a challenge paddle, taking off from Torakina Beach and finishing at Terrace Park, while Brunswick SLSC Nippers will also be running relay races in the river at Terrace Park," Michele said.

Another addition is the Extreme Challenge, which will see paddlers race up the river to Mullumbimby and back again.

"Events have been timed so the very keen paddler can compete in both the 10km Challenge and the 20km Extreme Challenge," Michele said.

The paddle is a major fundraiser for Brunswick Heads' Volunteer Marine Rescue, Surf Life Saving Club and the Visitor Centre.

Registrations are available at www.mullum2 brunspaddle.com.au


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