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COLORADO PACK BURRO RACING
2019 Schedule

Half-way decent cash money prizes payable to 8th place ON SOME RACES.
No ribbons; No wimps. No age groups.

Our thanks to PEOPLE'S BANK for SPONSORING THE TRIPLE CROWN series!!
Fairplay, Leadville and Buena Vista Burro Races

Saturday, May 25th – 15th Annual Historic Georgetown Railroad & Mining Days Pack Burro Race
Georgetown, Colorado
Approximately 8-9 miles from Georgetown to Empire and back. Remember to follow traffic pattern around the round about, yield to downhill runners, and stick around after you're done to check for ticks. And, there will be a prize at the end of the race for the runner who picks up the most trash on the course!
Entry fee: TBD
Weigh-in time:  TBD
Start time:  TBD
Course Map 2019 Click Here
Race Director: Bill Lee (Red Tail) - 720-234-8200 - laughingvalleyranchco@gmail.com
-- www.laughingvalleyranch.com.
Co-Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 - wpbamediarelations@yahoo.com

 

Sunday, May 26th – 18th Annual Idaho Springs Mining Days Festival and Pack Burro Race
Idaho Springs, Colorado
5 - 6 miles - Great distance for first timers! Rolling start after Parade down main street begins at Citizens Park, heading east turning north up 17th Ave, across Colorado Blvd up Virginia Canyon on the dirt road that features a 12% grade/climb, switch back down following flour arrows to old miners driveway at the open gate, up and over, down and winding around down Rose Gulch, over logs, under trees, coming out over the Argo Mill, heading back west on Riverside turning right at 23rd, left on Virginia Street toward the back of the Elks Lodge with a sharp left finish on 16th to the west of the Elks Lodge!
Entry fee: TBD
Weigh In:  TBD
Parade - All entrants must participate in the Parade before the burro race
Rolling Race Start: TBD
Course Map 2019 Click Here
Contact: Bill Lee (Red Tail) - 720-234-8200 - laughingvalleyranchco@gmail.com
Co-Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 - wpbamediarelations@yahoo.com

 

Saturday, June 8th – 3rd Annual Creede Pack Burro Race
Creede, Colorado
10 miles – Course Details: Creede’s Burro race will start and end on Main Street, looping up the historic Bachelor Loop and down the winding West Willow Creek 4x4 road, about 10 miles! Competitors will pass by the Commodore Mines, up the Black Pitch, through the Weaver town site and past Amethyst Mine (with a view of the Last Chance mine). The course leaves the Bachelor Loop Road at the Midwest Mine site, where runners will climb up-and-over Campbell Mountain and traverse down into the East Willow Creek. Several mines can be seen along this part of the race, including the remnants of the Kentucky Belle, griping the cliffs hundreds of feet above the road. Finish off the final three miles of the race with a gradual downhill that ends on a cheering Main Street!
Entry Fee $50
Weigh In: 11 AM
Race Start: 1 PM
Entry Forms, Waiver, and Rules .
Course Map 2019 Click Here
Town Contact: Erin Yurkinas – 719-658-2374 – office@creede.com
Co-Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 - wpbamediarelations@yahoo.com

 

Sunday, July 28th – 71st Annual World Championship Pack Burro Race – Burro Days
Fairplay, Colorado
1st Leg of the Triple Crown of pack burro races.
29-mile course over rough terrain and elevation gain to the 13,185 ft summit of Mosquito Pass.
Also a Short course (15 miles). Both start and end in front of the historic Hand Hotel in Fairplay.
Entry fee: TBD
Weigh In:  TBD
Race Start: TBD
Long Course Map 2019 Click Here
Short Course Map 2019 Click Here
Race Director : Julie Bullock – 719-836-2622 ext 109 – jbullock@fairplayco.us
www.burrodays.com


Sunday, August 4th – 71st Annual Boom Days Pack Burro Race
Leadville, Colorado
2nd Leg of the Triple Crown.
Long and Short Courses: Long course - 21 miles following 4-wheel drive roads to summit of Mosquito Pass through historic mining district (cutoff times will be enforced on long course, Belt Buckle prize for completion of this course only). Short course- 15 miles on roads with a trail loop around Ball Mountain. Both courses are open to all racers – men and women – and bring race teams back down town to Harrison Avenue via the notorious mining area of California Gulch.
Entry fee: TBD
Weigh In:  TBD
Weight of pack saddle and gear must be 33 pounds for standard and mammoth donkeys, and include pick, shovel, and pan. Post race weigh in required for winners.
Long Course Start: TBD
Long Course Map 2019 Click Here
Short Course Start: TBD
Short Course Map 2019 Click Here
Race Director:  Nathalie Eddy – 720-935-7404 – eddy.nathalie@gmail.com

Sunday, August 11th – 46 years of Buena Vista Gold Rush Days Pack Burro Race
Buena Vista, Colorado
3rd Leg of Triple Crown.
Race course: Approximately 13 miles consisting of pavement, bridges, single track and jeep road. Starts at the railroad tracks heading west on Main Street, around the baseball fields, over the Arkansas River and up the Whipple Trail to the Midland Grade and around the “Gentleman’s Loop”. Finish line is on Main Street near Colorado Ave.
Registration:  TBD Entry fee: TBD.
Race Start:  TBD

Course Map 2019 Click Here
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place along with prize monies as follows: TBD.
Race Director: Richard Emond – 719-289-1523 – richardemondr@yahoo.com

Co-Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 - wpbamediarelations@yahoo.com


Saturday, September 7th – 6th Annual Victor Burro Racing Gold Rush Challenge
Victor, Colorado, USA Race Particulars: What better venue for a burro race than Victor CO, steeped in gold mining history! This 8 mile course is very challenging with lots of elevation gain and uneven footing. But it also gives fantastic views and old mines in return. Please be certain to study the course map. While the course is well marked, there are many intersecting trails and roads. Also, we are always looking for additional volunteers to help make this a successful event. Options include on-course direction assistance, and finish line timing and announcing. If you are interested in volunteering let Mike know!
Entry fee: TBD

Course Map 2019 Click Here

Race Director: Mike Vann – 719-205-6100 – mvann@hrenow.com

C0-Race Director: Tony White – 719-331-0292 – tonyw@reagan.com

Saturday, September 21st – 2nd Annual Frederick Miners Day Pack Burro Race
Frederick, Colorado
Race Course: Location and Distance TBD
Entry Fee: TBD
Registration: TBD
Parade-Race Start: TBD
Course Map 2019 Click Here
www.frederickco.gov/240/Miners-Day
Town Contact: Angela Wison – 720-382-5500 – awilson@frederickco.gov
Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 - wpbamediarelations@yahoo.com
Co-Race Director: Richard Emond – 719-289-1523 – richardemondr@yahoo.com