4th Annual Buffalo Stampede: Half-Marathon and 5K Race

Buffalo Stampede7:30 AM (Half-Marathon)
7:40 AM (5K)
At the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, TX 77802

Join us for the 4th Annual Buffalo Stampede in the Brazos Valley, an event designed for serious runners! These are ChronoTrack System timed races with 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.

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Course Details and Amenities

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 runners a great chance for a personal record and a tune-up for marathons.

Half-Marathon Start Time: 7:30 AM

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 N-Line Traffic Management.

5K Start Time: 7:40 AM

Buffalo Stampede Race Map
Click the picture to open a PDF of the course.

These beautiful courses and well organized runs come with water stops, porta-johns, great running music provided by Stevo DJ, cool T-shirts for all, unique buffalo age group awards, and post-race refreshments. Meet our celebrity starter and look for our Bison mascot!

Course Regulations

No strollers, skateboards, bicycles, devices with wheels, or dogs will be allowed on the course with runners.

Official Race Photos

After the race, view your race photos online at Spring Action Photos.

Log on to SpringActionPhotos.com to view your race photos. All photos will be available for quick, easy
online purchase!

Questions? Contact the raceshots.net staff at springactionphotos@gmail.com!

Official race photos

Post-Race Festivities: Boonville Days

After the race, enjoy Boonville Days, a living history fair of frontier skills, arts, and music.  Festive Boonville Days activities from 9-4 are inside and outside the Museum. Runners registration includes free admission to the Museum!

Runners' Packets

Runners' packets and late registration will be available on Thursday, October 4th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, October 5th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Museum. Packets may also be picked up on race day beginning at 6:00 AM.


All participants will receive a T-shirt, however sizes and availability are guaranteed by race day only for registrations made on or before Thursday, Sept. 3. Upgrades to Quick-Dry Tech shirts are available for $10.

Awards and Age Divisions

Runners of all ages are welcome, and we offer trophies and medals for the top females and males in each age division ranging from 12 and under to 70 plus!

Finishers Medal

Overall male and female finishers will receive cash awards ($500 for Half-Marathon, $250 for 5K) as well as buffalo sculpture trophies. Half-marathoners will receive unique finisher medals.

First, second, and third place awards will be given in each 10-year age group.

Age-group awards are buffalo head trophies for first place and buffalo medallions for second and third places. Age groups are: 12 and under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70+.

Parking and Race Day Access

On race day, 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. A map will be posted by Oct. 1st on this website.


The Stampede will be held RAIN or SHINE! However, if the event is canceled due to dangerous weather, entry fees will NOT be refunded.


NOTE: Online Registration entitles you to a $5 discount. Online registration will end at midnight on Wednesday, October 3rd, although paper registrations will still be accepted.

The following rates apply to the 2012 Buffalo Stampede:

Half Marathon Registration Fees

 Date Online
Until Sept. 6th $45 $50
After Sept. 6th $55 $60
Race Day  -- $75

5K Registration Fees

 Date Online
Until Sept. 6th $20 $25
After Sept. 6th $25 $30
Race Day  -- $45


Race Day registrations will be accepted from 6:00-7:00 am, but prior registration is STRONGLY encouraged. Save money by registering early online, where maps and race details are also available:

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Don't want to register online? Use our paper registration form.

Please note that entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable; NO exceptions.


Title Sponsors 

The Eagle Kristen Distributing Company City of Bryan

Brad Tillery's BCS Fitness Lamar Outdoor Advertising


General Sponsors 

General Sponsors 

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History cordially invites you to join us in sponsoring our 4th Annual Buffalo Stampede. For more information, please visit our sponsorship page: Buffalo Stampede Sponsorship

Museum Details

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is open to visitors Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Admission fees are: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; Members and children 3 and under are free. For more information about this exhibit and other displays, events, programs, and activities, please contact the Museum at 979-776-2195.