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Preserving and Educating the Public About Gold Rush History Near Cripple Creek & Victor, Colorado.

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Victor, Colorado Packing Fun With September Burro Race
Experience a day of fast, furious, and furry racing that must be seen to be believed. Load up the kids of all ages and come to historic Victor Saturday, Sept. 10 for a day of four-footed races packed with old-time fun.   The annual Victor Pack Burro Race will kick off at Noon in downtown with 47 racers from across the region competing for cash prizes. 

The furry four-footeds are historically dubbed the Rocky Mountain Canary for their role in underground mining; the burros were used above ground during the gold rush era for hauling heavy loads, but also underground in the mines for the same tasks.   Today the burros are beloved symbols of days gone by and are, along with their trainers and human counterparts, the centerpiece of this event.   The burros start arriving about 10 a.m. and the race kicks off at noon in downtown. But there is much more to do before and after. Don’t miss the mini donkey race and other fun in downtown.   

  Proceeds from the burro race entries benefit the Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG), a non-profit that maintains the Trails of Gold and assists with historic preservation and mining education.   

The race will begin and end in downtown so you can spend the day surrounded by the historic buildings from the gold rush era. Don't miss the kids' mini-burro race and the Poop Pickup Contest! During the day while racers are running trails you can look for unique treasures in Victor’s shops, eat and drink at four local establishments, pan for gold at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, or hike on the Trails of Gold for a superior view of the area’s historic mining. In addition, the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will be offering a Gold Camp Adventure Tour at 10 a.m. returning by 11:30. 

 The race is produced by the Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation and sponsored by the Southern Teller County Focus Group with assistance from event sponsors Newmont Cripple Creek & Victor and the City of Victor.     For more information, visit STCFG.com or email info@stcfg.com.

Thanks to all who made this a great race and fantastic event!

Race start video....

Final Race Results

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