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2019 Schedule

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

Fairplay, Leadville and Buena Vista Burro Races

Saturday, May 25th – 15th Annual Historic Georgetown Railroad & Mining Days Pack Burro Race
Georgetown, Colorado
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Sunday, July 19th Sunday, May 26th – 18th Annual Idaho Springs Mining Days Festival and Pack Burro Race
Idaho Springs, Colorado
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Saturday, June 8th – 3rd Annual Creede Pack Burro Race
Creede, Colorado
10 miles – Course Details: The Creede Donkey Dash starts and finishes on Main Street adjacent to Basham Park. Teams consist of a burro and runner. The course covers about 10 miles through Creede’s Historic Mining District. Competitors will pass by the Creede Underground Mining Museum, up East Willow Canyon/North Creede. Several mines can be seen along this part of the race, including the remnants of the Kentucky Belle, gripping the cliffs hundreds of feet above the road. The course continues through the switchbacks to the Midwest Mine where teams have views of the Amethyst Mine, run through the Weaver Town Site, down “Black Pitch”, past the Commodore Mine to 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 –
Co-Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 -


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 –

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. Short course- 15 miles on roads with a trail loop around Ball Mountain. Both courses are open to all racers. Belt buckles will be awarded to long course and short course racers who finish by 5:00pm.
Entry fee: $50
Registration is open!
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Weigh In:  9:00 AM
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: 11:00 AM
Long Course Map 2019 Click Here
Short Course Start: 11:15 AM
Short Course Map 2019 Click Here
Race Director:  Nathalie Eddy –

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 –

Co-Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 -

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 –

C0-Race Director: Tony White – 719-331-0292 –

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
Town Contact: Angela Wison – 720-382-5500 –
Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 -
Co-Race Director: Richard Emond – 719-289-1523 –