Saturday I, Zeb the Duck, and mom drove to Georgetown, Colorado for the burro race.
I never saw burros race before. Today the burro weigh-ins started at 10:00 a.m. and the race began at 11:00 a.m.
Pack burro racing is the only sport indigenous to Colorado.
The burro and a human runner follow the prescribed path, returning to Georgetown. The runner is not allowed to ride the burro, but leads the burro with a 15 foot rope. The burro carries a pack saddle with 33 pounds of traditional mining gear, including a pick, gold pan, and a shovel.
This burro just finished the mountain part and is coming into Georgetown.
This year we saw 47 burros and runners in the 10th annual burro race. You have to see these burros. Here comes another at the finish line.
Georgetown’s main street is closed to vehicles. Today the street is filled with burros!
After racing some burros graze in the park.
I think I love burros.
Many people came to watch the burros race, so this was a perfect day for the library to have their book sale.
We watched several people walk along the street, carrying their books.
One of the smallest burros won the race.
Burro and runner finished in 1 hour 17 minutes and a little more than 30 seconds.
If you missed this burro race, there will be others in Colorado ‘s mining towns. I hope we get to see more burros. Come to a burro race if you are in Colorado this summer. You will like it!