9th Annual Buffalo Stampede: Half-Marathon and 5K Race

Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon & 5K 

Buffalo StampedeSaturday, October 14, 2017

7:30 AM (Half-Marathon)
7:45 AM (5K)

At the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, TX 77802

Join us for the 9th Annual Buffalo Stampede Half-Marathon & 5K Races designed for ALL runners! 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.

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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 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 N-Line Traffic Management. Cheer Stations will be along the route to encourage you... with cash prizes going to the best stations! The Course closes at 11am.

Runners on the Go

Half-Marathon Start Time: 7:30 AM

5K Start Time: 7:45 AM

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

These are beautiful courses, well organized safe runs with water stops, porta johns, great running music provided by Stevo DJ, cool T-shirts for all, fabulous half-marathon finisher medals and custom buffalo age group awards, and post-race refreshments. Don't miss the Big Screens this year! Meet our celebrity starter and look for our Bison mascot and Live Bison! AFTER the race, enjoy Boonville Days, a heritage fair with chuck wagons, frontier skills, arts, and music. Festive Boonville Days activities from 9-4 are inside and outside the Museum and free to runners.

Registration & Packet Pick-Up

Runners' packets and late registration will be available on Thursday, October 12th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, October 13th, 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 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 and Race Day Access

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/brazosvalleymuseumofnaturalhistory.

Awards and Age Divisions

Overall male and female finishers beautiful unique buffalo sculpture trophies. Half marathoners 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+.

Finishers Medal Bison Trophy Medal

Awards Ceremony

5K Awards will be presented at 9:15 am (sooner if all runners are in). Half Marathon awards will be presented at approximately 10:15 am.

Cheer Stations

Cheer StationsTell your friends and family that they can create a cheer station to cheer you on the course! There are prizes for the best three stations, selected by an anonymous judge on the course. $250 for first place, $175 for 2nd place, and $75 for third place. All entries receive free t-shirts and snacks! More details and signup are on the Cheer Stations page.

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Official Race Photos

Photos on the course, at the finish line, and for awards will be taken by Spring Action Photos and may be viewed on their website post race. Questions? Contact the Spring Action Photos staff at springactionphotos@gmail.com!

Official race photos

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 Wednesday, Sept. 5. Upgrades to Quick-Dry Tech shirts are available for $12 until Sept. 10th.

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

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

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!

Cost

NOTE: Online Registration entitles you to a $5 discount. Online registration will end at midnight on October 13th, although paper registrations will still be accepted.

The following rates apply to the 2017 Buffalo Stampede:

Half Marathon Registration Fees

Date Online
Paper
Until Sept. 14    $60 $65
Sept. 14 - Oct. 13 $70 $75
Race Day -- $85

5K Registration Fees

Date Online
Paper
Until Sept. 14 $25 $30
Sept. 14 - Oct. 13 $30 $35
Race Day -- $45

Registration

Online registration closes at 5pm on October 9th. 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; NO exceptions.

Volunteer

Have fun helping the Buffalo Stampede Half-marathon & 5k race! You can have the opportunity to be a flagger, help with packet pick-up, pass out finisher medals at the finish line, help folks at our social media tent and selfie station, pass out food post-race, and more! All volunteers get free snacks, T-shirts, and post-race food. Many of the jobs can be broken into 2 hour shifts if you have friends who would like to help!

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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.