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9th Annual Buffalo Stampede

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October 14, 2017 (Saturday)
Half Marathon, 5 K
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Bryan, Texas
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Join us for the 9th Annual Buffalo Stampede Half-Marathon & 5K Races designed for ALL runners! 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. Cheer Stations will be along the route to encourage you... with cash prizes going to the best cheer stations! The Half-Marathon begins at 7:30 AM and the 5K begins at 7:45 AM. The course closes at 11am.

AFTER the race, enjoy Boonville Days, Brazos County’s ONLY living history festival of frontier skills demonstrations, re-enactors, art, and music. This year, we have expanded our booths and our Chuck-Wagon Cook-off! Fun for the entire family, festive Boonville Days activities are inside and outside the Museum. Runner registration includes free admission to the Museum!

Registration is open so save money by registering early online at http://www.active.com/bryan-tx/running/distance-running-races/buffalo-stampede-half-marathon-and-5k-race-2016

Event Start Location
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, Texas 77802

Course Description
These are beautiful courses, well organized safe runs with water stops, porta johns, great running music provided by a DJ, cool T-shirts for all, fabulous finisher medals for EVERYONE, custom buffalo age group awards, and post-race refreshments. Meet our celebrity starter and look for our Bison mascot and live bison! AFTER the race, enjoy Boonville Days, a heritage fair with chuck wagons, frontier skills, arts, and music. Festive Boonville Days activities from 9-4 are inside and outside the Museum and free to runners.

Awards
Overall male and female finishers beautiful unique buffalo sculpture trophies. Everyone receives 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 custom buffalo medals for second and third places. These awards are real, not plastic! Age-groups are: 12 and under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70+.
5K Awards will be presented at 9:15 am (sooner if all runners are in). Half Marathon awards will be presented at approximately 10:15 am.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Runners' packets and late registration will be available on Thursday, October 12th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, October 13th, 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; NO exceptions.

Post Race Activities
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. Runners registration includes free admission to the Museum!

Weather
Located in southeastern Texas, roughly 90 miles northwest of Houston and about 170 miles south of Dallas, Bryan typically sees its second-wettest month of the year in October, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 29°F (in 1993) and as high as 98°F (in 1956).

On race day (Oct. 14), the average low is 62ºF and the average high is 83ºF.

Event will be held RAIN or SHINE! If the event is cancelled due to dangerous weather, entry fees will NOT be refunded.


Directions
From College Station:
North on Highway 6.
Take Briarcrest/Brazos Center Exit.
Turn RIGHT at Briarcrest stoplight.
Turn RIGHT directly after the Wildflower Dr. stoplight.
If you hit Boonville Rd, then you’ve gone too far.

From Bryan:
South on Highway 6.
Take Briarcrest/Brazos Center Exit.
Turn LEFT at Briarcrest stoplight and cross over Highway 6.
Turn RIGHT directly after the Wildflower Dr. stoplight.
If you hit Boonville Rd, then you’ve gone too far.

Parking
Free parking is available
 
 

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