Oberon Business and Tourism Association president Helen Lowe says a major sporting event to be held in the district next year will leave a lasting economic impression.
Oberon Council has announced a partnership with Spartan Race Australia that will bring a series of obstacle races to Oberon in March 2020 and for the two years following.
"The events will bring thousands of new visitors to the Oberon district, showcasing all that our district and businesses have to offer," Ms Lowe said.
"Council is to be congratulated for its initiative. The economic benefits will be significant and the impact which our district and businesses will have on visitors will last well beyond the event itself."
Spartan Race Oberon, set down for March 7 and 8, 2020, will be one of 11 events on the Spartan calendar and the only event to be held in inland NSW.
Ninety per cent of the participants are expected to come from outside of the Central West.