12th Annual Buffalo Stampede
Half Marathon and 5k Race
Join us for the 12th 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
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NOTE: Online registration will end at 5 pm on October 2nd, although paper registrations will still be accepted on Race Day, October 3rd. The following rates apply to the 2020 Buffalo Stampede.
Half Marathon Registration Fee
Don't want to register online? Use our paper registration form
5K Registration Fee
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 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.
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 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 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. You 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+.
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.
Tell your friends and family that they can create a cheer station to cheer you 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 1st, or Friday, October 2nd, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.
Event will be held RAIN or SHINE! If the event is cancelled due to dangerous weather, entry fees will NOT be refunded.
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.
After the race...
Enjoy Boonville Days, a Texas history 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!