The 40th Anniversary Buffalo Stampede will take place on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

About the Buffalo Stampede:

The Buffalo Stampede 10-Mile Run/Walk, the race that kicked off Sacramento’s road-racing tradition, turns FORTY this year! We are celebrating with music, special prizes, finisher medals, and the commemorative 40th annual shirt! The certified and scenic course is part of the Buzz Oates RunSac Race Series and offers a $200 bonus prize for breaking the course records. As the sister race to the Urban Cow Half Marathon, the Buffalo Stampede is the perfect training distance for this great event, and for your other fall half-marathons. This year we are doing a raffle that includes many great prizes such as free entries into the Urban Cow Half Marathon, the California International Marathon Relay, the 2015 Sactown 10 Mile Race, and an entry into the coveted Fleet Feet Shamrock’n training group. So don’t miss out! Our race benefits Rio Americano athletic programs, Rio Americano High School Marching Band, the Youth Chips, and Fit for Girls, the Sacramento not-for-profit that leads middle-school girls to believe in themselves through running, fitness, and friendships. It is one of the four events the Buffalo Chips Running Club sponsors each year, including the Free Fourth of July Five Mile Run in River Park, to encourage health and fitness in the community, and celebrate runners and walkers of all ages and levels.

Congratulations to all of our runners!

2014 Race Results


Prior year’s results can be found at Capitol Road Race Management.

Race Photos Available At:  Facchino Photography at

Where and When:

  • Rio Americano, 4540 American River Drive, Sacramento, CA
  • Sunday, September 7, 2014
  • 6:15AM-7:15AM – Late Registration & Packet Pickup
  • 7:30 AM-10 Mile Stampede
  • 9:00AM-FREE Kid’s 1/2 Mile Fun Run
  • 9:30 AM -Awards
  • 10:15 AM – Course closes

Entry Fees and Deadlines:

$40 through July 13.

$45 through August 31.

$50 after August 31 and on race day.

Packet Pickup:

2311 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Friday, September 5, 2014
10am – 7pm

For more information contact the race director:


The 2013 Buffalo Stampede beneficiaries included:

  • Rio Americano High School
  • C.K. McClatchy High School
  • Fit For Girls, a local after-school program that seeks to improve overall health and well-being in middle-school girls


Follow this link:

 For mail-in registration click here.


From US Highway 50:  Exit at Watt Ave North.From Watt Avenue, take the American River Drive exit.  Turn right (east) and continue about 1.5 miles east on American River Drive.  Parking is available at the school at no charge.

From Business 80 and Interstate 80:  Exit at Watt Ave South.  Proceed south on Watt Avenue and take the American River Drive exit.  Turn left (east) and continue about 1.5 miles east on American River Drive.  Parking is available at the school at no charge.

The Course:

The Buffalo Stampede starts and finishes at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California.  Held on the first Sunday after Labor Day, this local tradition kicks off the start of fall’s racing season.  The fast and certified course is part of the Buzz Oates Run Sac Race Series.  It is one of the four events that the Buffalo Chips Running Club sponsors each year.  Along with the Stampede, the morning’s festivities include the popular free kids run that is overseen by Rio Americano’s High School cross country team. There is a $200 bonus prize if you break the course record!

The Buffalo Stampede Course record is:
Buffalo Stampede    Rich McCandless 49:07 (1988)    Lisabet Sunshine 1:00:01.6 (2009)

Printable Course Map

USATF Course Certification Number: CA09015RS


  • Medallions to all finishers of the children’s 1/2-mile fun run!
  • Awards to top three finishers in 10-year age groups for the Buffalo Stampede Race.
  • Stampede Race participants must start at 7:30 AM to be eligible for awards.
  • Participants need to be present to receive awards.

Buzz Oates Series:

The Buffalo Stampede 10-mile Run is part of the Buzz Oates Run Sac Race SeriesThe Buzz Oates Run Sac Race Series is a year-long points competition with top area runners of all ages competing for over $6,000 in prize money and bonuses.  Points are earned based on age-graded performances in more than a dozen top Sacramento-area road races.


Important Rules and Guidelines

  • Event will be held rain or shine.
  • Sorry no refunds.

Volunteers Needed!

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator

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