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The Buffalo Stampede...

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Rio Americano High School
4540 American River Drive
The Buffalo Stampede 10-Mile Run/Walk, the race that kicked off Sacramento’s road-racing tradition, turns 42 this year!  We are celebrating with music, running-related raffle prizes, finisher medals, a beautiful athletic bag, cash awards for the top finishers, and 5 year age-group 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, Susan B. Anthony Women’s 5K, Jed Smith Ultra, and Willow Hill USATF Cross Country.
As always, the Buffalo Stampede benefits Rio Americano High School’s Track and Cross Country teams, Fit for Girls, and the Youth Chips.  The Buffalo Chips Running Club is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public participation in running and walking as a recreational and healthful exercise, and to providing opportunities for competition in the sport of running by organizing running related activities in the community.

Event details and schedule

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 [email protected]


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.
Other Info

• 2016 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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