Leadville Boom Days & Burro Race

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This weekend was the famed Leadville Boom Days Celebration. This event bring all your street vendors and funny events to entertain the folk of Leadville. Its a kid favorite. As always there was the train ride through Main Street Leadville.

Leadville Boom Days Burro Race 2012

But the event of the year had to be the Burro Race. What’s that you say? It where crazy men and women sign up to race up the hills of Leadville…with a Burro. Daddy’s friend George is a Champion Burro racer and would be in contention to win this year. So we decided to all go out in support of George and “Speedy Jack” to see first hand what this is all about. The race starts right downtown to lots of cheers.

Leadville Boom Days Burro Race 2012

Right away they cut north of town and start the climbs. We drove up in the Hummer to get some pics and cheer on the racers. Right away you could see the true burro whisperers. Some were moving pretty good. While most were stopped frustrated on the side of the road trying to convince their burro to move.

Leadville Boom Days Burro Race 2012

We found a hilltop to stop on and waited for the runners. Reagan took this opportunity to play on top of the hummer.

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Here’s George and Speedy Jack in the lead!

Leadville Boom Days Burro Race 2012

For the girls the best part of the race was the end by far. Not because it was over. But, because they got their very own meet and greet with winner “Speedy Jack.” This included giving him snacks and water.

Leadville Boom Days Burro Race 2012

Leadville Boom Days Burro Race 2012

Brushing…

Leadville Boom Days Burro Race 2012

And lots of pats…

Leadville Boom Days Burro Race 2012

By the end they were all asking for a burro of their own. I cant blame them with a face like this.

Leadville Boom Days Burro Race 2012