13th Annual Buffalo Stampede 
Half Marathon and 5k Races!





3232 Briarcrest Dr.

Bryan, TX

October 16th, 2021

Half Marathon starts at

7:30 AM

5K starts at 7:45 AM

Date and Time

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Run or walk our virtual race anywhere!


Date and Time

Complete the race

anytime between

October 16, 2021 –

January 16, 2022

Join us for the 13th 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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REGISTER for our LIVE race!

NOTE: Online registration will end at 5 pm on October 15, although paper registrations will still be

accepted on Race Day, October 16. The following rates apply to the 2021 Buffalo Stampede.

Live Half Marathon Registration Fee

July 1- July 31

Paper: $75

Online: $70

September 16- October 15

Paper: $90

Online: $85

August 1- September 15

Paper: $85

Online: $80

Race Day

Paper: $95

Live 5K Registration Fee

July 1- July 31

Paper: $30

Online: $25

September 16- October 15

Paper: $40

Online: $35

August 1- September 15

Paper: $35

Online: $30

Race Day

Paper: $45

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

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 14, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Friday, October 15, 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+.

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
    opportunities to meet celebrities, 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 14th, or Friday, October 15th, 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 springactionphotos@gmail.com!


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. 8. Upgrades to Quick-Dry Tech shirts are available for $12 until Sept. 8th.


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.

Join us for the Virtual

Buffalo Stampede Half-Marathon & 5K Races!

Runners or walkers may run or walk the race anytime, anywhere from October 16, 2021, through January 16, 2022!

Enjoy all the excitement of participating in a race without the big crowds, the long lines, and the pressure of running with other participants. Get an extra motivational spark and the pleasure of sharing this accomplishment with friends and family!

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VIRTUAL Registration Fee

October 16, 2021 – January 16, 2022
Half Marathon: $45
5K: $25



Runners or walkers may run or walk the race anytime, anywhere from October 16, 2021, through January 16, 2022! Participants may run on a treadmill at home, off & on over many days, or all at once on their favorite route.


When the distance is completed, runners need to enter their race results to receive a beautiful bison art shirt, finisher medal, two free passes to the Museum, and a certificate of completion shipped right to their home!


Participants are also invited to our Boonville Days Heritage Festival, a free festival from 9 am - 4 pm, on Saturday, October 16 at the Museum. The Museum will be open free and there will be live entertainment including Pat Gavin and the Buckaroo Band, with their authentic chuck wagon; a full-size 19th-century stagecoach replica from the Buggy Barn Museum; re-enactors in period dress; demonstrations of pioneer crafts, “Mo” the live Bison; crafts tables for kids, free pony rides, and more! 


Race finishers can stop by with their free passes to visit the Museum anytime Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. The beautiful exclusive in-house created exhibit, BIRDS: Masters of Adaptation, will be on display until October 23, followed by a fascinating exhibit featuring the historic photojournalism of Jacob A. Riis. 

There is always something new at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History! For more information visit our website, follow us on Facebook, the BCS Stampede Facebook, or call 979- 776-2195. 

The Museum, located in the Brazos Center, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Regular admission fees: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; children age 3 and under are free.

Sponsorship Opportunities



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Looking to help out with the race? 

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Become a Sponsor


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!