Colorado Town Observes Annual Coffin Race Heather Bond October 16 Colorado, Sidelines This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure. That’s one way to do it Â Â©kainet Every year the town of Manitou Springs, Colorado honors the legacy of resident Emma Crawford. With a coffin race. Crawford died in 1890 ofÂ tuberculosis. She was laid to rest at the top of the nearby Red Mountain, but 39 years later, her coffin was washed down the mountain. She was eventually buried at a cemetery but her ghost is believed to haunt the mountain. For the last 19 years, Manitou Springs has observed the incident with theÂ Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Festival. This year, the race falls on October 26. Read more and see photos from The Daily Mail. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let's Make Sure You're Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. 7 × = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.