Historical Celebration at 10,200ft

REGISTER NOW for the 70th Leadville Burro Race on Sunday, August 5, 2018!

Online registration will CLOSE on Friday, August 2 @ 3:00pm.

 Race day registration will be available.

 Date: Sunday, August 4, 2019 

Location: Leadville, CO

Parking: ½ block east of 4th & Harrison. 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 Distance & Cutoffs:

Long Course: 21 miles

(Cutoff: 5:00pm @ checkpoint #1, please see Race Course Map for details)

Short Course: 15 miles

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

 After Race Dinner and Awards: 5:00pm, at the Elk’s Lodge, 123 W. 5th Street. Cash Bar.

  • Race Day Check-In Process (starting at 9:00am): Please come down 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). This will make it possible to check all WPBA race equipment requirements and attach timing chips to the halters.



  1. Pick up your bib #.
  2. Pick up your race hat.
  3. Weigh your pack saddle.
  4. Measure your lead rope.
  5. Attach your timing chip to your donkey’s halter.


  • Harrison Ave closed to racers @ 5:30pm: For racers who get to the bottom of California Gulch (Toledo and Monroe) at 5:15pm or later, please continue on Toledo (rather than turn left on Monroe) and turn left on 4th Street to return to the trailers. Please note your time for self-reporting.

Camping for runners and donkeys:

  • Camping on Friday & Saturday: Overnight camping is reserved for racers at the Lake County Fairgrounds (West 6th & McWethy) for Friday and Saturday nights. We ask that campers contribute $10 / night (payable at the Banquet or to Nathalie).
  • Camping for nights OTHER THAN Friday and 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”)