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The Davis Stampede will return in 2022 on Sunday, February 20th. Look for more information coming out late Fall 2021.

2020 POST-RACE EMAIL: Please read our post-race email (sent to all registered athletes at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, 2/23) here

RESULTS: 2020 race results are located here.

PHOTOS: Available here

STATUS OF MEDALS: All medals have been distributed to Fleet Feet’s as indicated in above email, or shipped (based on county of residence). You can view our master list of which medals were shipped and shipping date here for your peace of mind. For those whose medals were shipped: unless you live outside CA or NV, your medal should arrive before the weekend. If it hasn’t arrived by 3/3/20, contact us so we can track it. 

QUESTION NOT ANSWERED IN ABOVE EMAIL? The best way to reach us is by emailing: acopfoundation@gmail.com

The Davis Stampede is a longstanding tradition with running and walking in Northern California. The event takes place in South Davis and includes 5K, 10K and Half Marathon routes, which are loop courses that travel along both roadways and Davis’ tree-lined greenbelts.

Entry to the event includes a short-sleeve technical t-shirt (you can upgrade to a long sleeve tech shirt through Feb. 13), a finisher medal, timing and eligibility for age group awards, and post race refreshments.

Experienced pacers will lead pace groups in the half marathon for goal finish times from 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, …, 2:55, 3:00 and can help you reach your goal time, set a new personal best, and have a great race!

A free kids fun run is offered for children ages 12 and under. Both a 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile course are offered. The kids runs will start at 10:30 a.m.

Date: Sunday, February 21, 2022
Location: Playfields Park, South Davis
Distances: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Kids Run

Start Times (tentative):

8:00 am – Half Marathon
8:10 am – 5K & 10K
10:30 am – Kids Run

Packet Pick Up:


Countdown to Race Day!

Davis Stampede at-a-glance

  • 39th Annual
  • 5K, 10K, Half Marathon
  • Technical T-shirts
  • Finisher Medals
  • Age Group Awards
  • Dog, Stroller Friendly
  • Half Marathon pace groups

Facebook page updates

Important Dates

Dec. 30, 2019Early Entry Deadline (Save 20%)
Feb. 13, 2020Deadline to upgrade to a long sleeve
Feb. 20, 2020Deadline to guarantee shirt size/type
Feb. 22, 2020Packet Pick Up, 2-5 pm
Playfields Park
Feb. 23, 2020Race Day!
Playfields Park
8:00 am - Half Marathon Start
8:10 am - 5K & 10K Start
10:30 am - Kids Run

Race Information


  • 2022 Registration will open in Fall, 2021. Please check back then!
  • All registration is handled online.
  • Click here to register online for the Stampede now
  • A processing fee – which covers the costs to the online registration provider and the merchant cards (VISA, Mastercard, etc) will apply to all entries processed online with a credit card.
  • Cash and check will be accepted at packet pick up and on race day only.


Technical short sleeve t-shirt (cotton short sleeve shirts for kids fun run entries), finisher medal (included for half marathon, 10K & 5K; Free kids run includes a ribbon), chip timing and eligibility for age group awards (kids fun runs are not timed/no awards), post-race refreshments.  When registering, you have the option to upgrade your  t-shirt to a unisex long sleeved t-shirt. The deadline to upgrade is February 13 at 11:59 pm, after which time we will place the long sleeved shirt order.

You can look up/confirm your registration here.

This email was sent on February 21, 2020 at 12:45 pm.

The Davis Stampede is this Sunday, February 23.   We hope to see you there! 


Two great options:
(1) We need 6 more volunteers to help with race day registration. The time frame is from 5:50 am to 7:50 am. In exchange for helping us check in participants, we will provide you with a complimentary entry to the Davis Stampede (or to the Lucky Run, if you prefer). To sign up to help, please email us. 

(2) You can still register! Online registration is live through race morning. Those registering after Friday at noon should pick up in the Will Call line. Register herehttps://runsignup.com/DavisStampede 



Please refer to our website, http://changeofpace.com/event/davis-stampede/  for all race information, maps, results, etc. 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT FINISHER MEDALS: It is possible that come Sunday morning, we will not have all of our medals in our possession. We want to be upfront about the fact that this may occur, though we are hoping this is just a bad dream.  Most finisher medals originate in China, including ours, and for the last four weeks unavoidable factory delays due the coronavirus have occurred.  While we were initially assured all of our medals would still arrive on-time, we are working on a back up plan. One third of the shipment was delayed, and it is possible we will not receive it until Monday.

This would affect the 1/2 Marathon finishers and a portion of the 10K. In the case that this unfortunate delay occurs, we have already arranged to have a finisher medal pick up at Fleet Feet for all participants affected who reside in Solano, Yolo and Sacramento counties. Those residing outside these counties would have their medal mailed (again, should this occur). We understand this would be disappointing, and apologize in advance if it happens. We share the (possible) disappointment and frustration but realize this virus is important to attempt to contain, so we have to look at this in perspective. Thanks in advance to Fleet Feet being willing to assist. 

On to the race!


Start Times & Location
The race day timeline is below.

6:30 a.m. – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up Opens
7:45 a.m. – Late Registration Closes (except for Kids Run)
8:00 a.m. – 1/2 Marathon Start
8:10 a.m. – 5K/10K Start
10:30 a.m. – Kids Fun Run Start
11:30 a.m. — Course cut off


All events all start and finish at Playfields Park, 2500 Research Park Drive, Davis CA 95618
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/ADU2LjQL95u  

When To Arrive at the Event
We suggest arriving 60-75 minutes early if you have not picked up your bib. If you have your bib from Saturday’s packet pick up, aim to arrive 45 minutes early.

Packet Pick Up / Registration 
Bib Pick Up Time & Place

Saturday, February 23 at Playfields Park from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Race day (Sunday) at Playfields Park from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (except for kids runs). 

If you need to change divisions/distance, please visit the Problems/Solutions line at registration and you will be re-assigned to your new division/bib. It is important that you participate in the division for which you are registered. 

Packet Pick Up FAQ

Q: Do I need to bring anything to packet pick up?

A: You can bring your confirmation email as that makes it easier for the volunteer to look up your entry, but it isn’t required. Photo ID is also not required. 

Q: Can I pick up for other people? 
A: Yes. You just need to know their names. 

Q: Can people still sign up during packet pick up / race day? 

A: Yes.

Race Bibs

• Please wear your bib on the FRONT of your body during the race. It should be visible so that timing officials, course monitors and photographers can see it.
• Safety pins will be available at registration.
• There will be a label on the back of your bib with your race information (name, gender, age, distance, team). If any of this information is incorrect, please notify staff at the problem registration area or at the timing tent at the finish line.
• The back of all bibs (except for the kids run) will have a timing chip affixed to it. Please do not bend or remove the chip.
• Your bib color corresponds to your race distance. 5K=orange, 10K=green, Half=blue, Kids Run=purple. If for any reason you do not participate in the corresponding division (injury, DNF, etc.), please notify a timing official at the finish line.

A parking map can be found here: https://changeofpace.com/event/davis-stampede-2/#parking  . Please consult it prior to race day. There is no athlete parking available in the Playfields parking lot, as it is the staging area for the start/finish and vendor booths.

There is bicycle parking within Playfields Park.

Course maps are posted on our website here: https://changeofpace.com/event/davis-stampede/ .  We suggest reviewing the course map for your division prior to race day, and making a note of pertinent turns and where the water stations are located.  Each water station will offer water and fluid replacement. There are bathrooms at each water station. If you feel you will need fluids more frequently, or additional nutrition, please carry it with you.

Half Marathon Pace Groups
The Golden Valley Harriers, a running club in Davis, have generously donated their time and energy to organize and train for the half marathon and will be providing pace group leaders. Pace groups will be: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:24, 2:30, 2:35, 2:40, 2:45, 2:50, 2:55, 3:00.  The 2:24 pace group is being run in fallen Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona’s honor, as her badge number was #224.

Like with all of our race volunteers, if you get a chance to extend your thanks to the members of GVH for assisting on race day with pace groups, we are sure they would appreciate the support.

Gear / “Sweat” Check
A gear/sweats check will be set up in the post-race area and will provide a place for you to leave warmer layers while you run. Please do not leave any valuables.

Results and Awards
Race results will be posted at http://acop.racetecresults.com/16356/6085

Age group awards will be available on race day at the “Awards Pick Up” tent. Awards are presented to the top three men and women in each age group.

Social Media
Our Davis Stampede Facebook page contains race day tips, weather forecast info, and more. We’ll post videos here during and after the race as well as any time-sensitive updates. Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/DavisStampede/

If you’d like to mark yourself as ‘attending’ the Davis Stampede event on Facebook, the 2019 event is located at: https://www.facebook.com/events/319945755525054/

Our Foundation’s page on Facebook, which has Stampede info as well as other regional information, running motivation, etc. is located at: https://www.facebook.com/changeofpacedavis/

Our Instagram account is https://www.instagram.com/a_change_of_pace/  and the hashtag for this event is #DavisStampede.  Tag your public instagram photos with #DavisStampede and you may end up featured on our account!
Twitter users: we tweet from https://twitter.com/acopfoundation

Virtual Participants

Participating virtually? Awesome!! We thrilled you still plan to take part in the festivities even though you won’t be at the park on Sunday morning. You’ll receive your bib, shirt and medal next week by US Mail. In the meantime, we would love to share updates from our virtual participants on social media, so if you’re so inclined, please feel free to tag us so that we can see it!

Kids Fun Run

The fun runs will take place at 10:30 a.m.  The distances are a half mile and quarter mile. The races will start just past the finish line near the portable toilets, and finish at the main finish line. Each child will receive a ribbon upon finishing. Parents who would like to accompany their child during their run are welcome to do so.


E-mail us here (or hit reply) or direct message us on Facebook.

Have FUN!

A Change of Pace Foundation

Weather: This event happens rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel the event if there is an unforseen act of God which would render producing the event unsafe for our athletes, volunteers, staff or community.

Refund/cancellation & Entry Rules: All entries are non-refundable and are not transferable to another event. No refunds under any circumstances. No refunds or application of the of the “difference” towards other purchases or items, if you drop down from Half Marathon to 5K/10K.

Transferring Your Entry To A Friend/Family Member: If you wish to transfer your entry to a friend or family member in the case that you become injured or cannot otherwise attend, you may do so on or before 11:59 PM Tuesday, February 19, 2019. There is no fee to transfer to a friend/family member but your request must be completed online through your runsignup account; or if you are unable to achieve it via the online system, your request must be made in writing via email to us by 5PM on February 18, 2018. Doing so via your runsignup account will send an email to your friend, who may then accept the transfer request and provide their information, shirt size and agree to the liability waiver. No phone, fax or in person requests for entry transfers.  The person to whom you are transferring your entry must complete the request on or before 11:59 PM Friday, February 22, 2019.

Changing Your Race Division: We will accommodate changes to your race division if they are made in advance of race weekend. That is, if you enter the 10K and wish to switch to the 5K, we can make this adjustment. You can do so within your runsignup account any time prior to 11:59 PM on  February 19, 2019. If you are unable to do so online, please email us by 2/18/19 and we will make the change for you.

We kindly ask that all division changes are made in advance. Division changes that are made on race day slow down the results process and also can result in inaccurate race results category/overall placements for you and the entire rest of the event, until your division is able to be switched. Therefore, we are asking that all division changes are made in advance of race weekend.

Participating in the division for which you are not registered: is strictly not allowed. Entrants who run or walk a division for which they are not registered may be disqualified, might not receive a finish time and will be ineligible for awards.  To clarify, if a participant is registered for the 10K and completes the 5K instead, they may be disqualified as outlined above.

Race Communication: All race communication is done via e-mail so please include an email that you check on your entry. Online entry will result in a confirmation email within 15 minutes of entry. Emails are not sold or traded.

5K Course

  • 3.1 miles
  • 8:10 a.m. start
  • One water station approximately halfway, serving water and fluid replacement
  • Please line up at the start line by pace. Walkers, strollers and those with well-behaved dogs (used to crowds, kids, running 3 miles, and being around other dogs) should line up at the back. Children: unless your child plans to run a 20:00 or faster 5K, please do not have them line up at the front.
  • Please do not bring scooters, skateboards, bikes, hula hoops, trikes.
  • Run on the left, walk on the right. Please do not walk several abreast on bike paths (this will prohibit others from passing).
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted.
  • Please wear your bib number on the front of your body.
  • View PDF of 5K Course


10K Course

  • 6.2 miles
  • 8:00 a.m. start
  • Two water stations. Both will serve water and fluid replacement
  • Please line up at the start line by pace. Walkers and strollers should line up in the back.
  • Please do not bring scooters, skateboards, bikes, hula hoops, trikes.
  • Run on the left, walk on the right. Please do not walk several abreast on bike paths (this will prohibit others from passing).
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted.
  • Please wear your bib number on the front of your body.
  • View PDF of 10K Course

Half Marathon Course

  • 13.1 miles
  • 8:00 a.m. start
  • Five water stations, approximately ever two miles
  • Please line up at the start line by pace.
  • Please do not bring scooters, skateboards, bikes, hula hoops, trikes.
  • Run on the left, walk on the right. Please do not walk several abreast on bike paths (this will prohibit others from passing).
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted.
  • Please wear your bib number on the front of your body.
  • View PDF of Half Marathon Course


Kids Fun Runs

  • Two distances: 1/4 and 1/2 mile
  • 10:30 a.m. start
  • Parents may run with their children
  • Ribbons will be awarded to all finishers
  • Times are not kept
  • View a PDF of the course map

Click here to reserve a booth: https://runsignup.com/Race?raceId=29796

Vendor space for all ACoP events affordable for local businesses and fellow event directors and is just $60 (20% off)  if you sign up by February 5th. This includes one 10 foot by 10 foot space, bring your own tent, table and chairs. You can add on a table and chairs for an additional fee. 

Following are the event details:

  • Cost: Booth spaces are $75 ($60 if reserved by 2/5)
  • Size: Space is 10’x10′; Electricity, water not included. 
  • Extras: Contact us if you would like to park a branded vehicle by your booth so that we can accommodate
  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020
  • Location: Playfields Park, South Davis
  • Ample nearby parking
  • Half Marathon, 10K, 5K event
  • Approximately 1,800 participants expected, plus spectators and volunteers
  • Set up is from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
  • Races start at 8:00 a.m.
  • Cut off to finish is 11:30 a.m.
  • Clean up is from 11:30 a.m. to Noon

Sign Up Here

For additional sponsorship levels and opportunities, contact Dave Miramontes

Race Course

Q. What is the half marathon course cut off time?
A: 3.5 hours from the race start.

Q. Are strollers allowed?
A: They are, but we ask that you start in the back of the pack. Please note that the half marathon has a little over a mile on gravel/decomposed granite along the perimeter of Wildhorse golf course.

Q. Can I bring my dog on the run? He’s my training partner.
A: Well behaved dogs on non-retractable leashes are allowed on the course, if they are comfortable both in crowds as well as behaved around other dogs. We ask that you start towards the back, and of course, clean up after him/her.

Q. Are there toilets along the route?
A: On the longer divisions there are. Please see the course map.

Packet Pick Up/Registration

Q. Can my friend pick up my packet?
A: Yes. They can tell your name to the volunteer and they’ll be able to retrieve your packet.

Q. Where/when is packet pick up?
A: Saturday, February 22, from 2-5pm at Playfields Park.

Q. Can you mail me my packet?
A: No, sorry.

Q. Do you offer race day registration?
A: Yes, you can pre-register online on your phone / computer and go to will-call, or, you can register on the computer on-site.

Q. I am a virtual entrant. How do I get my stuff?
A: We will mail it to you after February 24th.


Q. Do you have a sweat check on race day?
A: Yes. Please do not leave valuable, however.

Q. Do you have age group awards?Stampede award medal
A: Yes, the top three male and female finishers in each age group will be awarded an age group medal. You can pick these up at the awards tent on event day. Age divisions are 5 year and up to 80+.

Race Medals

Q. Does my entry include a race medal for the Stampede?
A: All entries except the kids run run include a medal in 2020.

2020 results <<link here>>

2019 results: <<link here>>

2018 results: <<link here>>

2017 results: <<link here>>

2016 results: <<link here>>

2015 results: <<link here>>

2014 results: <<link here>>

2013 Race Results

2012 Race Results

2011 Race Results:

(at Central Park location)

Half Marathon Men: Scott Kennedy, 1999, 1:07:57
Half Marathon Women: Magdalena Lewy, 2003, 1:17:34

10K Men: Thomas Kloos, 2008, 30:45
10K Women: Katy Spink, 1999, 35:10

5K Men: Kyle Watson, 2004, 15:05
5K Women: Nika Bowen, 2004, 16:48

Previous Years:

2010   2009   2008






5K Run/Walk

10K Run/Walk

Half Marathon






Event records have been kept since 1998. The top ten division records are below.

Half Marathon Men:

Scott Kennedy 1:07:57 (1999)
Tim Tollefson 1:09:39 (2011)
German Fernandez 1:09:45 (2007)
Alex Cardiasmenos 1:09:48 (2007)
Chris Knorzer 1:09:48 (2007)
Matthew Laye 1:09:57 (2004)
Chris Knorzer 1:11:01 (2001)
Jeff Bruins 1:11:16 (2004)
Scott Minor 1:11:24 (2014)
Kirby Garlitz 1:11:39 (2014)

Half Marathon Women: 

Magdalena Lewy 1:17:34 (2003)
Heather Gibson 1:18:35 (2007)
Angela Isbill 1:19:43 (2000)
Allison Kerr 1:20:53 (2009)
Shawn Chapler 1:21:09 (2008)
Molly Friel-Dowling 1:21:13 (2013)
Jonah Weeks 1:21:42 (2019)
Kristin Walstad 1:22:48 (2012)
Kimberly Beeson 1:22:53 (2007)
Jen Pfiefer 1:23:26 (2004)

10K Men:

Thomas Kloos 30:46 (2008)
Cheyne Inman 31:48 (2008)
Alex Cardiasmenos 32:36 (2006)
Cheyne Inman 32:44 (2005)
Todd Trask 32:46 (1999)
John Dorsch 32:54 (2002)
Cheyne Inman 32:58 (2006)
Bret Kimple 33:00 (1999)
Scott Young 33:01 (2000)
Chad Connor 33:05 (2005)


10K Women:

Katy Spink 35:10 (1999)
Kaitlyn Gregg 35:51 (2014)
Sarah Raitter 36:10 (2013)
Nicole Lane 36:32 (2019)
Jennifer Derego 36:52 (2011)
Erica Bublitz 36:53 (2013)
Rebecca Eckland 37:07 (2011)
Sarah West 37:28 (2016)
Whitney Bevins 37:34 (2011)
Caitlin Chock 37:50 (2002)

5K Men:

Kyle Watson 15:05 (2004)
Mike Styczynksi 15:14 (2006)
Jeffrey Lease 15:24 (2001)
Ryan Courtwright 15:25 (2006)
Jeff Bruins 15:46 (2005)
Paul Wellman 15:49 (2004)
Erich Ackermann 15:51 (2004)
Drew Wartenburg 15:51 (2009)
Fed Martinez 15:52 (2008)
Alex Wolf-Root 15:56 (2009)

5K Women:

Nika Bowen 16:48 (2004)
Laurynne Chetelat 17:18 (2008)
Rylee Bowen 17:22 (2016)
Lindsay Nelson 17:25 (2011)
Emmy Barr 17:31 (2007)
Kate Bowen 17:36 (2016)
Kimberly Cloud 17:58 (2004)
Emmy Barr 17:59 (2005)
Rylee Bowen 18:04 (2013)
Jordan Hayes 18:05 (2004)

Thank you for joining us!

Thank you to all our volunteers who make this race not just possible for the athletes, but fun and filled with enthusiasm. We couldn’t do it without you!


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A Change of Pace Foundation


Playfields Park
2500 Research Park Dr
Davis, CA 95618 United States
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33rd Annual Davis Turkey Trot
DATE: Saturday, November 20, 2021

DISTANCES: 5K •  10K  •   2M  •  Kids Run

– Finisher Medals
– Technical T-shirts
– Dog and stroller friendly

MORE INFO: View details


Contact Info


Have a question not answered on our site?

  • Phone: 530-757-2012
  • Email Us
  • A Change of Pace Foundation
    PO Box 4458
    Davis, CA 95617


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