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2020 Schedule

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

The Triple Crown Races:
Fairplay, Leadville and Buena Vista Burro Races

Saturday, May 23, 2020 & Sunday, May 24, 2020 Race your "Ass" off - Clear Creek Pack Burro Racing Weekend
Georgetown, CO & Idaho Springs, Colorado
Want to challange yourself and your burro and save some cash at the same time? Sign up for both the Georgetown and Idaho Springs Races! Win both races with the same burro for your chance to win 'Red Tail's Miner Challenge Trophy'!
Contact: Bill Lee (Red Tail) - 720-234-8200 -
Co-Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 -

Saturday, May 23, 2020 – 16th Annual Historic Georgetown Railroad & Mining Days Pack Burro Race
Georgetown, Colorado
8 miles – From Georgetown to Empire Pass 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 for the runner who picks up the most trash on the course along with Race Prizes! Stick around and visit with vendors and listen to the music.
Race Director: Bill Lee (Red Tail) - 720-234-8200 -
Co-Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 -

Sunday, May 24, 2020 – 19th Annual Idaho Springs Mining Days Festival and Pack Burro Race
Idaho Springs, Colorado
5 miles – Great distance for first timers! Rolling start after Parade down main street – Race begins at Citizens Park and ends at the middle of 17th Street by Mountain Prime Restaurant! Check out the vendors on Idahoe Mall along with “Kids Corner”.
Contact: Bill Lee (Red Tail) - 720-234-8200 -
Co-Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 -

Saturday, June 13, 2020– 4th 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!
Town Contact: Erin Yurkinas – 719-658-2374 –
Co-Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 -

Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 72nd 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.
Race Director : Julie Bullock – 719-836-2622 ext 109 –

Sunday, August 2, 2020 – 47 years of Buena Vista Gold Rush Days Pack Burro Race
Buena Vista, Colorado
2nd Leg of Triple Crown.
Race course: Approximately 13 miles consisting of pavement, bridges, single track and jeep road. Starts at Colorado and East Main heading west on East 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 East Main Street near Colorado Ave.
Race Director: Richard Emond - 719-289-1523 |
Co-Race Director: Brad Wann - 303-906-2269 |

Sunday, August 9, 2020 – 72nd Annual Boom Days Pack Burro Race
Leadville, Colorado
3rd 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.
Race Director:  Nathalie Eddy –

Saturday, September 12, 2020 – 7th 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! Sponsored by Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining museum, Victor Elks Lodge #367, and Newmont Goldcorp, This 6.62-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. Race begins at 12:00 PM Downtown Victor. Stick around for FREE Susie Knight Live Performance, 12:30 - 1:30, Tractor-churned Ice Cream, and sidewalk sales! Watch the Nicest Ass Competition and see the teams finish right on main street. After the race, the Victor Elks Lodge will host live music, food, and bar.
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!

Race Director: Mike Vann – 719-685-0660 –

Saturday, September 19, 2020 – 3rd Annual Frederick Miners Day Pack Burro Race
Frederick, Colorado
Miners Day is one of Frederick’s premier annual community events drawing thousands of people to Downtown Frederick for family-oriented fun and entertainment throughout the day. The event includes a dynamic parade, a burro race, vendors, food trucks, kids activities, contests, and live music throughout the day. Per tradition, Miners Day concludes with a spectacular fireworks display! Celebrate Miners Day with this great sport begun by some of Colorado’s 19th-century miners. This is the last leg of the Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation 2019 race season! This 10K race will begin right after the Frederick Miners Day parade (between 11 am & 11:30 am). The 10K race will start at Fifth St. and Oak St. (Downtown Frederick), head north along the trail and through the tunnel towards the Frederick Recreation Area, loop around Milavec Lake, head back south to the Frederick Gateway at Colorado Blvd. and Hwy 52 and then back north to the finish line in Centennial Park. There are some small bridges along the paved trail.

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