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Annual CircumBurke Mountain Bike & Trail Run Challenge (2013)

dates October 27, 2013
http://www.circumburke.org/ Sherburne Lodge Road, Burke, VT 05832, USA [large map] 44.5889, -71.9171
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To Victory and back! Conservation Collaboratives, Kingdom Trails and the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered up to host the Annual CircumBurke Mountain Bike & Trail Run Challenge on Sunday October 27th in East Burke, VT. The 25 – 50 mile endurance event begins and ends at Burke Mountain. The course starts out along Kingdom Trails and brings riders & runners through a wild and rarely experienced corner of the Northeast Kingdom into the trails of Victory, VT. The adventure encourages fun and camaraderie as well as spirited competition amidst fall scenery and mountain views. Food stations will be set up every five miles along the course with plenty of snacks, sandwiches, water and friendly faces to motivate runners and bikers onward to the finish line. At the finish line, participants will be welcomed home with plenty of cheers, a hearty, warm meal and all will receive a commemorative pint glass with the event logo. All participants will also be entered into a raffle with the chance to win gear, clothing, trail passes, local foods, gift certificates and more. Proceeds from CircumBurke are used for trail improvements along the route and throughout the Kingdom Trails network of year round non-motorized trails.

To learn more visit www.circumburke.org. Register online for either the mountain bike or trail run at www.bikereg.com/Net/18053. Runners can also register at www.runreg.com/Net/3414. Pre-registration is $45 until October 25th at 5 pm. Same day registration is $55 and will be available at the Sherburne Base Lodge at Burke Mountain from 7:30 – 9:30 am.

The CircumBurke is a tribute to Dave Blumenthal, an avid endurance athlete, adventurer, writer and artist who lived in Montpelier. Dave sadly died while competing at a bike race in the Colorado Rockies in 2010, but his love for the outdoors is celebrated through this event. His friends from Conservation Collaboratives began CircumBurke just 4 years ago and the event has grown from 30 participants to an expected 400 bikers & runners this year!

Web registration is available. Closes on 2013-10-25.

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Cost: $45/$55
Course Description: The 25 – 50 mile endurance event begins and ends at Burke Mountain. The course starts out along Kingdom Trails and brings riders & runners through a wild and rarely experienced corner of the Northeast Kingdom into the trails of Victory, VT. The adventure encourages fun and camaraderie as well as spirited competition amidst fall scenery and mountain views. Food stations will be set up every five miles along the course with plenty of snacks, sandwiches, water and friendly faces to motivate runners and bikers onward to the finish line.


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