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16th Annual Buffalo Stampede 
Half Marathon and 5k Race!

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A group of racers on the track of the Buffalo Stampede.

Race Details

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3232 Briarcrest Dr.

Bryan, TX

Date and Time

October 12, 2024

Half Marathon starts at

7:30 AM

5K starts at 7:45 AM

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Two runners on the track of the Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5k Race.

Join us for the 16th Annual
Buffalo Stampede Half-
Marathon & 5K Races!

These live 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

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A group of runners taking off from the starting line as the Buffalo Stampede Half-Marathon and 5k Race starts.

REGISTER for our race!

NOTE: Online registration will end at 5 pm on October 11, although paper registrations will still be

accepted on Race Day, October 12. The following rates apply to the 2024 Buffalo Stampede.

Half Marathon Registration Fee

May 9 - July 31

Paper: $75

Online: $70

October 1 - October 11

Paper: $90

Online: $85

August 1 - September 30

Paper: $85

Online: $80

Race Day

Paper: $95

5K Registration Fee

May 9 - July 31

Paper: $30

Online: $25

October 1 - October 11

Paper: $40

Online: $35

August 1 - September 30

Paper: $35

Online: $30

Race Day

Paper: $45

Course Details and Amenities

The Half-Marathon course is gently rolling, scenic, relatively flat, fast, and takes participants through open country and past neighborhoods and parks. It has a downhill 2-mile finish, 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 runners and walkers, with cash prizes going to the first 10 stations and the top three best! The Course closes at 11 am.

Celebrity Starter

Each year the Museum partners with a local celebrity to kick off the Stampede. Last year, Buffalo Bill paid us a visit, and past starters included Texas A&M Women's Basketball Coach Gary Blair and Olympic Gold Medalist, Randy Matson. Stay tuned for our surprise announcement later this summer regarding this year’s celebrity starter!

Registration & Packet Pick-Up

Runners' packets and late registration will be available on Thursday, October 10, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Friday, October 11, 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. Entry fees are non-refundable; NO exceptions.

Parking and Race Day Access

The entrance to the Brazos Center from Briarcrest will be closed. Visitors must enter the Museum's parking lot from the back of the Target shopping center.

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; 70-79; 80-85, 86+.

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 Station
Friends and family can create a cheer station to cheer runners on the course! The top three stations are selected by an anonymous judge on the course.

  • Participating teams have the opportunity to win cash prizes. Anonymous judges will patrol the course and determine the best three cheer stations. Winners will be chosen for their enthusiastic and creative cheers, and for maintaining a presence throughout the entire race. Prizes to be awarded include:

    • First 10 to sign up automatically receive $100.

    • $150 for 1st place

    • $75 for 2nd place 

    • $50 for 3rd place

  • All cheer station participants will receive free T-shirts, snacks, admission to the Museum, as well as enjoy Boonville Days activities, and more!

  • Cheer Station Information Packets with the team’s course location must be picked up at the Museum on Thursday, October 12, or Friday, October 13, from 10:00 am to 5 pm.

Interested in forming a cheer station?

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!


All registrants will receive a T-shirt, however sizes and availability are guaranteed by race day only for registration made on or before Saturday, Sept. 23. Upgrades to Quick-Dry Tech shirts are available for $18 until September 23.


The event will be held RAIN or SHINE! If the event is canceled 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. Parents running or walking with children in strollers are welcome.


Sponsorship Opportunities

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Looking to help out with the race? 

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Become a Sponsor

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After the race...

Enjoy Boonville Days Texas Heritage Festival of fronteir skills, chuck wagon cooking, arts, and music. Festive Boonville Days activities from 9am-4pm are inside and
outside the Museum. Museum admission is
free during the event!

Two longhorns with their handler during the Boonville Days festival.
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