Historical Celebration at 10,200ft


Registration coming soon for the 72nd Leadville Burro Race on Sunday, August 7, 2022!

Online registration will CLOSE on Friday, August 5 @ 5:00pm.

LIMITED Race day registration will be available BEFORE 10:00am.

Update on Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)


Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022 

Location: Leadville, CO

Parking: ½ block east of 4th & Harrison. Please, NO parking @ Community Banks of Colorado.

Registration & Weigh-in: 9:00am in front of Community Banks of Colorado, 4th & Harrison Ave.

Race Starts:

Long Course: 11:00am

Short Course: 11:15am

Course Distances:

Long Course: 21 miles

Short Course: 15 miles

RACE DAY CHECK-IN PROCESS: (starting at 9:00am)

Please come to the registration area in front of Community Banks of Colorado (4th Street and Harrison Avenue) WITH your donkey + halter & lead rope + pack saddle (loosely attached is fine). Race volunteers will check all WPBA race requirements and attach a timing chip to your halter.

Pre-race checklist:

Pick up your bib number.

Weigh your pack saddle.

Measure your lead rope.

Attach your timing chip to your donkey’s halter.

Please note: 
Harrison Ave will CLOSE to racers @ 5:00 pm: For racers who get to the bottom of California Gulch (Toledo and Monroe) at 5:00 pm or later, please continue on Toledo (rather than turn left on Monroe) and turn left on 3rd Street, then right in the alley just east of Harrison Ave to return to the trailers. Volunteers will help direct the final detour. Please self-report your time. Official timing will close at 5:00 pm.

Post-Race: Free Showers at Lake County Recreation Center, 600 W 6th.


NEW this year – ALL racers who finish either the LONG Course OR the SHORT Course by 5:00pm will receive a Leadville Burro Race buckle!

BURRO RACE AWARDS BANQUET – please join us for dinner and awards!

5:00pm, Elk’s Lodge, 123 W. 5th Cash Bar.

Camping for runners and donkeys:

Camping on Saturday night: Overnight camping is reserved for racers at the Lake County Fairgrounds (West 6th & McWethy) for Saturday night.

Camping for nights OTHER THAN Saturday night: Please mail $10 per night to P.O. Box 862, Leadville, CO 80461 (or drop payment at the Lake County Courthouse, Room 105 (make checks payable to “Lake County Recreation”).

Update on Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)