Join us for the 12th Annual BUFFALO STAMPEDE Half Marathon & 5K Races designed for runners of ALL ages! These Chrono timed races use disposable bib tags on USATF Certified courses benefitting the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History. All Sports Timing is conducting the race and race results will be available at www.allsportstiming.com.
The Half-Marathon course is gently rolling, scenic, relatively flat, fast, and takes you through open country and past neighborhoods and parks. It has a downhill 2-mile finish, and offers you a great chance for a PR and a tune-up for marathons.The 5K follows the first 1.55 miles of the Half-Marathon course. Courses are out and back and offer a safe route well marked by Area Wide Protective. Cheer Stations will be along the route to encourage you, with cash prizes going to the first 10 stations and the top three best! The Course closes at 11am.
These are beautiful courses, well organized safe runs with water stops, porta johns, great running music, cool T-shirts for all, fabulous half-marathon & 5K finisher medals and custom buffalo age group awards, and post-race refreshments. Meet our celebrity starter and look for our Bison mascot! AFTER the race, you and your family and friends can enjoy Boonville Days, a heritage festival with chuck wagons, booths of frontier skills, art, and music. Festive Boonville Days activities are from 9-4 inside and outside the Museum and are free to runners.
RACE START TIMES - Half-Marathon - 7:00 am; 5K - 7:30 am
Registration & Packet Pick-Up - Runners' packets and late registration will be available on Thursday, October 1st, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, October 2nd, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Museum. Packets may also be picked up on race day beginning at 6:00 am. Race Day registrations for the Half Marathon will be accepted from 6:00-6:30 am and 5K registrations will be accepted from 6:00- 7:00 am, but prior registration is STRONGLY encouraged. Directions to the Museum are available at: www.brazosvalleymuseum.org. Entry fees are non-refundable; NO exceptions.
Parking - The entrance to the Brazos Center from Briarcrest will be closed. You must enter the Museum's parking lot from the back of the Target shopping center. Follow us on facebook.com/brazosvalleymuseumof naturalhistory or facebook.com/bcsbuffalostampede.
Awards - Overall male and female finishers beautiful unique buffalo sculpture trophies. Half marathoners & 5K finishers receive unique finisher medals. First, second, and third place awards are given in each 10-year age group. Age-group awards are buffalo head trophies for first place and custom buffalo medals for second and third places. These awards are real, not plastic! Age-groups are: 12 and under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70-79; 80+.
Awards Ceremony - 5K Awards will be presented at 9:00 am (sooner if all runners are in). Half Marathon awards will be presented at approximately 10:00 am (sooner if all age group winners are in).
Cheer Stations - Tell your friends and family that they can create a cheer station to cheer you on the course! The first 10 Stations to sign up will receive $100 each plus a chance to win an additional $150 for first place, $75 for 2nd place, and $50 for third place. The top three stations are selected by an anonymous judge on the course. All entries receive free tshirts and snacks! Contact the Museum for more details.
Photos - Photos on the course, at the finish line, and for awards will be taken by www.SpringActionPhotos.com and may be viewed on their website post race.
T-Shirts - All registrants will receive a T-shirt, however sizes and availability are guaranteed by race day only for registration made on or before Sept. 16th. You may also purchase a Quick-Dry Tech shirts for $12 until Sept. 16th.
Weather- Event will be held RAIN or SHINE! If the event is cancelled due to dangerous weather, entry fees will NOT be refunded.
Course Regulations - Strollers are allowed. No skateboards, bicycles, other devices with wheels, or dogs will be allowed on the course with runners.
Event details and schedule
Start Time - Half-Marathon - 7:00 am; 5K - 7:30 am
Registration & Packet Pick-Up - Runners' packets and late registration will be available on Thursday, October 1st, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, October 2nd, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Museum. Packets may also be picked up on race day beginning at 6:00 am. Race Day registrations for the Half Marathon will be accepted from 6:00-6:30 am and 5K registrations will be accepted from 6:00- 7:00 am, but prior registration is STRONGLY encouraged.