Start Time - Half-Marathon - 7:30 am; 5K - 7:45 am
Join us for the 5th Annual Buffalo Stampede in the Brazos Valley, an event designed for serious runners (fast or slow)! 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.
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.
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, unique buffalo age group awards, and post-race refreshments. Meet our Olympic winner celebrity starter and look for our Bison mascot! 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 and free to runners.
Registration & Packet Pick-Up - Runners' packets and late registration will be available on Thursday, October 3rd, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, October 4th, 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 and non-transferrable; NO exceptions.
Parking - 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/brazosvalleymuseumof naturalhistory.
Awards - Overall male and female finishers receive cash awards ($500 for Half-Marathon, $250 for 5K) as well as 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 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+.
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 Tuesday, Sept. 3. Upgrades to Quick-Dry Tech shirts are available for $12 until Sept. 4th.
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 strollers, skateboards, bicycles, devices with wheels, or dogs will be allowed on the course with runners.