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, has its 40th anniversary this year! We are celebrating with music, special prizes, finisher medals, and the commemorative 40th anniversary 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.  So don’t miss out!  It is one of the five 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, August 30, 2015
  • Registration & Packet Pickup info — To Be Announced
  • 7:30 AM-10 Mile Stampede
  • 9:00AM-FREE Kid’s 1/2 Mile Fun Run
  • 9:30 AM -Awards

Entry Fees and Deadlines:

$40 until July 12

$45 until August 23

$50 after August 23 and race-day.

Packet Pickup:

To be announced.

For more information contact the race director: Steve Davis (


To be announced.


Follow this link:

For online registration click here.

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.  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:

Waiman Yip:

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