Luepp Road & FS 784, Flagstaff, Arizona, Coconino County, United States

Start Date

05/21/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Other, 5.5 Miles

Due to the current situation with the Tunnel Fire BRAY is pausing registration for this race until further notice. If we are unable to secure permits for the course due to fire danger or fire damage we will refund those who have already signed up. Please follow BRAY's Facebook page for updates.

***** Due to a recent EIA outbreak in the state of Arizona, all BRAY races, beginning with the 2022 BRAY Juniper Jog, will require a negative Coggins test for each equine present for the event, regardless of whether or not they are registered to run. Certificate must be dated within one year of the day of the race, and must have the current owner's name and the address of the animal's current residence. Tests with blood drawn at a sale barn will not be considered valid.***** 

Join us for a jog in the junipers!

Beat the summer heat, and join us up north for the second annual BRAY Juniper Jog!

Runners must provide/arrange for their own burro. BRAY does not provide burros to participants. By registering for this race participants agree to follow all rules outlined in the following section, and agree to be present in person at any and all required pre-race meetings or check ins, and agree to make their burro available for any pre-race veterinary checks listed herein. By registering for this race, the participant acknowledges that failure to be present at mandatory pre-race meetings and vet-ins may cause them to forfeit their entry fee and be removed from the race.

BRAY Club Burro (Donkey) Race Rules

BRAY Burro (Donkey) Race Rules

Each entrant or their sponsor will pay a fee as determined by BRAY Club for each race. BRAY Club will have discretion as to how the entry fees will be used; entry fees are generally used for prizes and race expenses. The Entry fee must accompany the entry application and will not be refunded. Runners must be 14 years old or older on the day of the race to participate. Only registered participants will be permitted on the course at the time of the race.

A negative Coggins test is required for each burro to compete. Certificate must be dated within one year of the day of the race, and must have the current owner's name and the address of the animal's current residence. Tests with blood drawn at a sale barn will not be considered valid.

Good sportsmanship is encouraged and will be rewarded. Please be kind, considerate and have a great time enjoying our wonderful animals and our open spaces. That is what the burro/donkey community is all about. 


No city, private-property owners along the course, sponsoring businesses, governmental agencies, persons or organizations will be responsible in case of accident or injury to contestants. Each entrant must sign a waiver and/or release of responsibility.


The following is the definition of a burro and is to be used in selecting such. The word burro comes from the Spanish word meaning donkey. A donkey is defined as being an ass, of the species ‘Equus asinus’. They have chestnuts on the forelegs only, while other animals of the same genus of equus, such as mules or horses, have them on both the hind and forelegs. The tail has short hair, except on its lower portion , which has a brush. A registered veterinarian shall have the authority to disqualify any contestant and animal that does not match the above description, or whose animal is sick, doped, injured, unsound, or mistreated. The veterinarian will check the animal before and after the race. The race committee can hold winning burros in a designated area for 30 minutes to allow for veterinarian checks.


All runners must keep their burros under control. Any burro that interferes with another runner or burro may be disqualified. The runner is 100% responsible for the safe handling and welfare of the burro throughout the entire event. 

No intact jacks shall be permitted to race in a BRAY Burro Race. 

 It is strongly recommended that all participants carry at least one quart of water, food (an energy bar), and clothing (such as a windbreaker).

The burro must be outfitted with a strap- (leather or synthetic) or rope-style halter. The runner may only be attached to the burro with a single lead rope that does not exceed 15 feet in length, measured from the end of rope to tip of buckle. The lead rope may only be connected to the halter tie ring, or tie loop in the case of a rope halter, and may not be affixed to the saddle or to any other part of the burro. Ropes are to be held in the runner's hands. Harnesses or other apparatuses used to tie or anchor the burro to the runner will not be allowed.


Jack chains may be used only if used with a pressure-release technique. (A jack chain is a chain or strap which is used to apply pressure over the muzzle or under the chin) Any racer coming across the finish line with nose and/or chin injuries on the animal resulting from the jack chain will be disqualified. The jack chain is not permitted to be in the mouth of the burro.


Cruelty: Any contestant mistreating their animal will be disqualified. No needles, electric prods, narcotics, clubs or whips, other than the halter rope, may be used. Failure to follow these rules may result in a temporary or permanent ban from future BRAY events.

The race route must be followed. It will be marked by signs, people, or aid stations. Do not cut the course, such as cutting across switchbacks. Any burro leaving the course must be returned to the course without shortening the distance of the course. Any runner becoming separated from their burro (i.e., burro and runner are no longer racing as a connected team or unit) must return to the place they became separated before continuing the race. Failure to follow these rules will result in disqualification.


Veterinary checks: BRAY will have a completion of veterinary checks before every race for soundness and general health of the burro and after the race for soundness of the burro. A burro will be disqualified for unsoundness (before, during, or after the race). Burros who do not complete the veterinary check, at the time listed on the schedule, will not be permitted to run.

Team: Contestant and burro starting the race must remain a team throughout the contest. No assistants will be allowed to accompany any team.

The winning combination consists of a person and burro, which must cross the finish line as a unit. The person may be leading or following the burro but the burro's nose crossing the finish line first constitutes the winner.


During the race, teams (1 person+1 burro) must remain a team from start to finish. No burro swapping. If the team becomes separated, the person must retrieve their burro then must return to the spot that they became separated and proceed from there to be considered for prizes and placing. Runners must be at least 14 years old on the day of the race. Only registered participants and volunteers are permitted on the course at the time of the race. All others will be considered "assistants" and the team they are accompanying will be disqualified. 


The runner may push, pull, drive, or carry the burro. The contestant shall at no time progress except under their own power. Ropes must be held in the runner's hands. Runners are not permitted to use any harness or apparatus to tie to the burro or their tack. 

Should a contestant be disqualified by a race official, they may continue the race (a second offense will definitely put them off the trail) and they may appeal his grievance to the BRAY Board. The decisions of the board will be final. If a contestant is disqualified due to burro injury or unsoundness they may not finish the course nor contest the decision.

In the event of a tie, the prize money involved, if any, will be equally divided by the contestants involved.

Carrying and use of firearms will not be permitted.

Firearms, starter pistols, or firing blanks will not be permitted to begin a race. Races may be begun with a bell, buzzer, siren, countdown, or horn.

BRAY STRONGLY recommends runners secure a burro partner before registering for an event. BRAY does not provide, rent, or assign burros. Refunds will not be issued on the basis of a participant's inability to locate a burro teammate in time for the event. To register your burro partner for the event a participant must select "create a burro" to add your unique, password protected burro by name. Once a runner has done so they may register under the burro's name as their "team". Runners will not be able to add a burro for which they do not have a password. If a runner needs to switch burros prior to the event, or needs to add their burro's name to their team they can contact race management to do so.

While it is a race, remember to slow down and enjoy the beauty. Safety first, competition second.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. BRAY Juniper Jog 5.5 mile

    Packs optional. Please familiarize yourself with BRAY Race rules
    Activity Starts: 5/21/2022 10:00 - Activity Ends: 5/21/2022 16:00
    Registration opens : 4/3/2022 17:23
    Activity type: Other
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): A cotton bandana with the race logo
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 4/3/2022 17:23
      Registration closes : 4/21/2022 15:00
      Race fee : $50.00
      Processing fee : $3.90


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