Buffalo Stampede


The 42nd Running of the Buffalo Stampede will take place on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

About the Buffalo Stampede:

The Buffalo Stampede 10-Mile Run/Walk, the race that kicked off Sacramento’s road-racing tradition, has its 41st anniversary this year! We are celebrating with music, special prizes, and other commemorative awards!
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.


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Follow the link:
Buffalo Stampede Online Registration

Buffalo Stampede Registration Form 2016


Where and When:

  • Rio Americano, 4540 American River Drive, Sacramento, CA
  • Sunday, August 28, 2016
  • 7:30 AM-10 Mile Buffalo Stampede
  • 9:00AM-FREE Kid’s 1/2 Mile Fun Run
  • 9:30 AM -Awards

Entry Fees and Deadlines:

$40 until July 10

$45 until August 20

$50 after August 20 and race-day.

Packet Pickup:

Where:  Fleet Feet Sacramento, 2311 J Street

When:  Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m . to 6 p.m.

For more information contact the race director: Genevieve Clavier at genclavier@yahoo.com


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:

Men: Dave Taylor, UK, 48:40 (1996)

Women: Terry Puckett, Reno, 55:46 (1988)

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:   runningwy@yahoo.com

Congratulations to all of our runners!

Race Results

2015 Buffalo Stampede
2014 Buffalo Stampede

Photographs of the 2015 Buffalo Stampede available from race photographer Keith Facchino.

Chip Timing and prior year’s results can be found at Capitol Road Race Management


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