Runners will be stampeding their way through Bryan/College Station, Texas on October 6st at 7:30am as the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History hosts its 4th annual Buffalo Stampede! This year’s race is even better than past stampedes and continues our HALF-MARATHON. Athletes will have the opportunity to show off their skills by running 21,100 meters (a half-marathon) or 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). The course begins at the Museum, is USATF certified and the races are timed with Chrono Track System disposable bib tags to allow for accurate timing of all our runners. 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 runners a great chance for a personal record 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 beautiful courses and well organized runs come with water stops, porta johns, , cool T-shirts for all, unique buffalo age group awards, and post-race refreshments. You will have a chance to meet our celebrity starter and pose with our Bison mascot! AFTER the race, enjoy Boonville Days, Brazos County’s ONLY living history fair of frontier skills demonstrations, reenactors, art, and music. This year, we have expanded our booths and added a Chuck-Wagon Cook-off! Fun for the entire family, festive Boonville Days activities are inside and outside the Museum. Runners registration includes free admission to the Museum!
Runners of all ages are welcomed, and we offer trophies and medals for the top females and males in each age division ranging from 12 and under to 70 plus! Half marathon runners will receive finishers medals. Overall male and female finishers will receive cash awards ($500 for Half-Marathon, $250 for 5K) as well as special buffalo sculpture trophies. First, second, and third place awards will be given in each 10-year age group. Age-group awards will be buffalo head trophies for first place and buffalo medallions for second and third places. Age-groups will be: 12 and under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70+.
Save money by registering early online at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org, where maps and race details are also available. For more information about registration options call the museum at 979.776.2195. Don’t miss the 4th Annual Buffalo Stampede and Boonville Days!