Event Details

Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016

Location: Central Park, 3rd and B Streets, Downtown Davis, California

Event Distances: 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
Kid’s 1/4 and 1/2 Mile Non-competitive fun runs (Ages 12 & Under)

Start Times

Sunday, February 21
6:30 a.m. – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up Opens
7:45 a.m. – Race Day Registration Closes
8:00 a.m. – 10K & 1/2 Marathon Start
8:15 a.m. – 5K Start
11:00 a.m. – 1/2 Mile Fun Run Start
11:20 a.m. – 1/4 Mile Fun Run Start (start time listed is approximate. Please arrive by 11:00 AM)

Start Location: The Start Line for the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon is the corner of Third and D Streets. Please line up by your anticipated pace per mile.

The kids fun run starts at the corner of B Street and Third Street, adjacent to the park.

All races finish on Third Street between B and C Streets.

Packet Pick Up

Picking up your bib # and T-shirt

Packet pick up will be held at Fleet Feet Davis on Saturday, February 20th at from 11:00 am to 4pm. If you cannot pick up your packet on Saturday, you can pick it up on race morning at Central Park. Packet pick up on Saturday is not required but is encouraged.  Central Park is the start/finish area for the event and is located at 3rd and B Streets in Downtown Davis. Race day registration and packet pick up will be set up at Central Park on race day, starting at 6:30 a.m. Your race packet includes your bib number and tshirt.

You may pick up for a friend at Packet Pick Up. You will simply need to know their name. You can print out the confirmation email and bring it with you, however, it is not required.

Timing chips will be located on the back of your race bib. Be sure that your bib is worn on the front of your body and free of any clothing or race belts so that your timing chips are read by the timing mats.

Course Information

All three courses are flat, paved*, loop courses that travel through the City of Davis.

* The Half Marathon has approximately 1.25 miles of hard packed dirt/small gravel/decomposed granite (Wildhorse Greenbelt)

Course Cut-Off Times

Time Limit: There is a time limit of 3 hours and 15 minutes for the half marathon which is roughly a 15:00 pace per mile. Course support (police, volunteers, fluid stations) will not be available for those not meeting the pace requirements to finish by 11:15 AM. Walkers are welcome and encouraged to participate in all three events, including the Half Marathon, provided you plan to reach the finish line by this time. We unfortunately do not offer early starts.

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate in the 5K, 10K or Kids Runs; this is left to the parent/guardian discretion. The half marathon has a minimum age of 14. To petition for a child under age 14 to run in the half marathon, please contact us by email.

Water Station on Kid's 1 Mile Run

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be stocked with water and fluid replacement. There will be one on the 5K, three on the 10K, and six on the half marathon. If you bring gels or food with you on the route, please dispose of trash at the aid stations.

Half Marathon Pace Groups

We are thrilled to be offering pace groups for the Half Marathon. Pace group leaders are experienced runners who have trained to run a consistent pace and cross the finish line with a goal time in mind. Pace groups are a great way to help you achieve a goal time and meet some fellow runners along the way. Pace group leaders courtesy of the Golden Valley Harriers.

Chip Timing and Live Tracking

The 5K, 10K and Half Marathon are chip-timed. The timing chips will be adhered to the back of your race bib and there is nothing to put on your shoe. Simply wear the bib on the front of your body free of race belts, clothing, etc. Pin the bib on the outermost layer of clothing. Please do not fold or alter the race bib.

Timing points will include the start and finish lines as well a split along the 10K/Half Marathon race route. Live tracking will be available via our mobile site (link here). Friends and family “watching” your race from the finish line or their home can track your progress along the course.

Awards & Age Divisions

Awards will be presented to the overall male and female finisher in each the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon, as well as to the top three finishers per age division.

Age divisions for the 5K and 10K are: 9 and Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+.  Half Marathon Age Divisions start with 15 and Under and continue to 80+.

All finishers in the Half Marathon will receive a finisher’s medal. We offer an optional Participation Medal, available to any entrant (cost: $5). The kids fun runs are not timed or scored; each finisher will receive a ribbon.

Any awards not picked up on event day will not be mailed, but will be available for pick up at Fleet Feet Sports in Davis starting on Friday, February 26 at NOON and continuing through March 12, 2016.

Davis Stampede on Facebook

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Kid's Run Start 2010

Sweat Check

A “sweat check” (gear check) tent will once again be available in the plaza near the finish line. Although this area will be secure, we remind you not to place any valuables in your bag as we cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items.Extra plastic bags will be available here if you do not bring one. The sweat check booth will remain in place until approximately Noon. Unclaimed items after event day will be kept for one week, then donated to charity.

Event Photography

Professional event photographers will be on-site to capture your image. Photos will be available on their site approximately 4 days following the event.

Davis Stampede 5K Start 2010

Race Results & Timing

Race results will be posted on-site live during the event. View results here.
The 5K, 10K and Half Marathon events will be timed using disposable RFID chip timing.


Through our Foundation, a limited number of full and partial scholarships are available for youth and adults who are facing financial hardship. To apply, send an e-mail outlining the participant/family situation and reason for need.

Stroller Finisher at 2010 Stampede

Scholarships are granted on an on-going basis and priority is given in order received. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is January 20th.

Training for the Davis Stampede

Fleet Feet-Davis offers training groups for the 5K/10K and the Half Marathon.


The Davis Stampede will take place rain or shine.

2011 Video