A highly anticipated athletic event is coming to the Northeast Kingdom and is expected to attract upwards of 2,500 participants and spectators from all over the globe. The Enduro World Series will be held at Burke Mountain from August 12-14, with organizers, teams, and riders expected to arrive by Aug. 9. There are 625 competitors slated to take part in the action and 27 teams made up of anywhere from 2-12 riders — all of which are anticipated to be staying locally through the duration of the event. This is the first time the EWS has been hosted at Burke. In fact, it is the first time it has been held on the East Coast, which only adds to the excitement and anticipation leading up to it. It also provides uncertainty as to what exactly should be expected in terms of local economic impact. Burke Mountain Director of Guest Experience & Marketing Jessica Sechler said, ”What we do know, is that the event will draw a significant number of out-of-staters and that businesses should plan accordingly.” “Certainly spectators are coming for the race but will they stay all day? We’re not sure.” “So we are building our event schedule to include as much onsite and offsite information as possible.” The goal being, that Burke and surrounding towns and attractions will be just as much of the fan’s experience as the actual races.
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