Gateway To The Copper Corridor


Visitors Guide For Safford, Clifton, San Carlos, Globe, Miami, Superior, Kearny, Tonto Basin, Young, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon


Pack Burro Racing Debuts in Arizona

with the Superior Burro Run

The Superior Chamber

of Commerce proudly

welcomes burros back

to Main Street for the first Arizona

BurroCross event.

On October 12, 2019, the

Town of Superior’s Chamber

of Commerce will sponsor

the Superior Burro Run,

the first BurroCross event in

Arizona. BurroCross is Arizona’s

adaptation of Pack Burro

Racing, a sport that has been

popular in Colorado for over

70 years. BurroCross involves

“burros” (the Spanish term for

donkeys) that are led in-hand

by human cross-country trail

runners, thus forming a unique

human-burro team. The Superior

Burro Run will launch

with a pre-run ceremony at 9

a.m. on E. Main Street in the

historic mining town of Superior,

where burros once roamed

freely throughout town. The

runners and their burros will

then depart, traversing either a

6-mile introductory course or

a 12-mile competitive course

through Superior and the Tonto

National Forest, before returning

to the finish line on E. Main

Street. Runners are required to

pre-register and bring a burro.

Spectators are encouraged to

attend this exciting, family-friendly

event, which will

also feature a beer garden

and vendors. The Bureau of

Land Management (BLM)

will also be set up just off

Main Street with burros

available to the public for

sale or adoption. One may

either adopt an untrained

burro or purchase one that

has been trained through the

Inmate Training Program.

Those interested in leaving the

Superior Burro Run with a new

burro should review the BLM

facility and eligibility requirements

in advance. http://www.

As a nod to the historic use

of burros in mining, Pack Burro

Racing began as a way to

foster economic growth in Colorado’s

small mining towns.

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