Burro racing tests human, animal endurance

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Burro racing tests human, animal endurance

Sport built on Colorado’s mining heritage celebrates 70 years
Pack burro teams head out along Main Street in June 2017 for the inaugural 10-mile Creede Donkey Dash. The race was part of the town’s 125th anniversary celebration, but it was so popular, the second annual Donkey Dash is set for June 9.
John Vincent of Franktown and Crazy Horse celebrate their win at the 2017 Victor Burro Race. The team also won the short-course races last year in Fairplay and Leadville and took second place at races in Idaho Springs and Creede.
The lead racers slow as they head up Second Street and turn onto Portland Avenue before making the final uphill push along Fourth Street at the 2017 Victor Burro Race. Trailing in third place is John Vincent of Franktown and Crazy Horse, who won the race with a time of 1:10:25.
Where to watch – or run

May 26 – 14th annual Historic Georgetown Railroad & Mining Days Pack Burro Race; http://bit.ly/2GIR9h7.May 27 – 17th annual Idaho Springs Mining Days Festival and Pack Burro Race; http://bit.ly/2GK0g1d. June 9 – Second annual Creede Donkey Dash; http://bit.ly/2u28G10.July 29 – 70th annual World Championship Pack Burro Race – Burro Days, Fairplay; www.burrodays.com.Aug. 5 – 70th annual Boom Days Pack Burro Race, Leadville; www.leadvilleboomdays.org.Aug. 12 – 45 years of Buena Vista Gold Rush Days Pack Burro Race; http://bit.ly/2tYx7wg.Sept. 8 – Fifth annual Victor Burro Racing Gold Rush Challenge; http://bit.ly/2DGqajc.Sept. 15 – Inaugural Frederick Miners Day Pack Burro Race; http://bit.ly/2pmkdnm. More information on pack burro racing: www.packburroracing.com.
To watch a video of scenes from the inaugural 1949 race: http://bit.ly/2FTAl5L.

Burro racing tests human, animal endurance

Pack burro teams head out along Main Street in June 2017 for the inaugural 10-mile Creede Donkey Dash. The race was part of the town’s 125th anniversary celebration, but it was so popular, the second annual Donkey Dash is set for June 9.
John Vincent of Franktown and Crazy Horse celebrate their win at the 2017 Victor Burro Race. The team also won the short-course races last year in Fairplay and Leadville and took second place at races in Idaho Springs and Creede.
The lead racers slow as they head up Second Street and turn onto Portland Avenue before making the final uphill push along Fourth Street at the 2017 Victor Burro Race. Trailing in third place is John Vincent of Franktown and Crazy Horse, who won the race with a time of 1:10:25.
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