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Oct
17
Saturday
Oct
17
Sat
Run with the BurrosSports/Outdoor :: Running also Sports/Outdoor :: Hiking
Run with the Burros
7:00 AM
Indian Wells Canyon
Description:
... Burros were brought to the Indian Wells Valley as beasts of burden and faithful companions by early prospectors. Descended from Mediterranean stock brought from Mexico, these sturdy animals are well suited to the climate and terrain. After the mining booms and frenzy died, burros were out of a job. Obsolete, many were turned loose to roam the desert.

Old timers will tell stories of burros competing with cattle in the canyons of this race course. They also wandered onto the runways at the local Navy base. Eventually they were all rounded up and removed by the Navy and BLM in the 1970s. The cattle were gone by the early 2000’s, but the legacy remains.

Join us where the Sierra Nevada meets the Mojave Desert as the mining and burro heritage is brought back and honored by “Running with the Burros”....

The Concept:

We invite individual runners and runners with burros to compete on a challenging course in the canyons of the southern Sierra Nevada. Distances are 10 and 26 miles. Runners may compete with or without a burro.
Age Group: 16+
Venue: Indian Wells Canyon
Address: Highway 14 Inyokern, California 93527
Phone: N/A

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