Burke Mountain, Vermont to Host Sled Dog Dash!

Do you like to run your 4 legged friends on great trails and have the opportunity to win cash while doing it? Yes…it is that time of year again and the Burke Mountain Sled Dog Dash wants you!The third annual Burke Mountain Sled Dog Dash will be held this coming weekend on February 28th and March 1st, in East Burke, Vermont. The trails have been in since January and are groomed continually. Can you say…Wow is there a great base? The race site received 16 inches of fresh snow last week and another 24 inches just yesterday. Needless to say, the groomer is out plowing the trails as I type this post. The long-term forecast could not look better with temperatures near 0º F at night and only a minimal chance of more snow. Now all is we need is you!If you are hoping to place in the money you will be pleased to know that there is an $8,000 purse that will be increased to $10,000 once 75 teams register. Thank you George and Marian!!!Please check out the race website www.sleddogdash.com for more details and register at www.nesdc.org.All of the limited class trails are loops. The open class is predominately a loop with a short section of head-on passing. Check the trails out for yourself www.sleddogdash.com/course.html. Drivers are welcome to meet me at the race site at 3pm on Friday to view the trail. There will be a free driver’s dinner at 7pm on Friday night at the ski area’s base lodge. Please note; the staging area for the race is not located at the ski area. If you are not aware, the sponsors of this event use it as a marketing tool to raise money for local children. They will be hosting a very casual benefit dinner/auction on Saturday night. Tickets for this event are $30 per adult, $15 dollars per large child, and free for small children. You can decide how large or small your child is! Attendance is not mandatory or even expected, but it would be great to have a strong show of support from members of our community to say thank you to the sponsors and the local community. It is a fun event, and you get to see how the funds they bring in are being used. OK…I hope to see you there!Mike Previs


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