ReDONKulous Ranch Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc.
Our mission is to transform the lives of animals who live at or come through RRSR, to nurture relationships via social activities, to educate future owners regarding the care of each individual animal’s needs & welfare to promote a lasting relationship.
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Pack Burro Races
Pack burro racing is a sport indigenous to the State of Colorado which is deeply rooted in the state’s mining heritage. In the early days of the mining industry in Colorado, miners would take burros, which is the Spanish word for donkeys, through the mountains of Colorado while prospecting. Because the burros were carrying supplies, the miners could not ride the animals and so they would walk, leading the donkey. Legend has it two miners struck gold in the same spot and raced back to town to make their claim. Hence, the sport of pack-burro racing was born.
The current day Burro Races, which are held throughout small towns in Colorado, commemorate these men and women and their burros. In 2012, Pack burro racing was recognized as the official summer heritage sport in Colorado.
Run with the Burros
April 15, 2023, Inyokern, CA
Monte Vista (Pre-Season Pep Rally)
May 12-14, 2023, Rim Rock Ranch, CO
May 27, 2023, Georgetown, CO
May 28, 2023, Idaho Springs, CO
Creede Donkey Dash
June 10, 2023, Creede, CO
Salida Copper Claim Pack Burro Race
June 25, 2023, Salida CO
July 30, 2023, Fairplay CO
August 6, 2023, Leadville, CO
August 13, 2023, Buena Vista, CO
South Fork Alder Ass Race
September 2, 2023, South Fork, CO
September 9, 2023, Victor, CO
September 16, 2023, Frederick, CO
September 17, 2023, Rollinsville, CO
Run with the Burros Massachusetts
October 1, 2023, Topsfield, MA
There are a variety of ways you may get involved with the burros and help them live productive and fufilling lives. Colorado Burro Rentals provides burros to rent for the Colorado Pack Burro Races.
Rocky Mountain Beverage Burro offers a variety of burros available for hire to carry beverages or party favors for any occasion in any theme you desire. Rocky Mountain Beverage Burro |
Our mission is to transform the lives of animals who live or come through RRSR, to nurture relationships via social activities, to educate future owners regarding the care of each individual animal’s needs & welfare to promote a lasting relationship.