Burro race comes to Minturn Saturday
Vail, CO Colorado
MINTURN, Colorado – The first annual Minturn Park Burro Race is Saturday.
The 4.5-mile race, which begins at 10 a.m. near the Minturn Saloon, is part of the 2012 race schedule of the Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation.
It is the first burro race in Eagle County since the early 1980s, organizers say.
Each competitor races with a burro, attached to them with a rope. Each burro is required to carry a pack saddle full of prospector’s paraphernalia, including a pick, shovel and a gold pan. No riding – the runner may only push, pull, drag or carry the burro.
Other races in this summer’s series have been in Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Fairplay, Leadville and Buena Vista.
For more information on the Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation, go to packburroracing.com.