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The Davis Stampede will return in 2023 on Sunday, February 26 for our 40th Annual Celebration!

Davis Stampede at-a-glance

  • 40th Annual
  • Sunday, February 26, 2023
  • Start/Finish at Playfields Park in South Davis
  • 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 2K
  • Race T-shirts
  • Finisher Medals
  • Age Group Awards
  • 2K is Dog, Stroller Friendly
  • Half Marathon pace groups
  • Volunteer/Community Service Opportunity

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 poly-cotton t-shirt (you can upgrade to a long sleeve technical (100% polyester) 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 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:24, 2:30 2:45, & 3:00 and can help you reach your goal time, set a new personal best, and have a great race!

For families, we have a 2K (1.24 mile) run/walk, which is also dog-friendly. This is a great distance for a little one’s first race with a parent or guardian. Medals will be presented to all finishers.

Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Location: Playfields Park, South Davis
Distances: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 2K Family Fun Run/Walk

Start Times for 2023:

8:00 am – Half Marathon and 10K
8:10 am – 5K
9:00 am – 2K Family Fun Run, Walk, or Mutt Strut

Packet Pick Up:


Saturday, February 25th: 1-5pm at Playfields Park

Race morning pick up is also available, starting at 6:30 a.m. We suggest arriving one hour prior to your race start if picking up on race morning. Race day packet pick up (and late registration) will be located near the Start/Finish line at Playfields Park.


People who have symptoms of illness, including fever, congestion, cough, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. are asked to stay home.

Because this even utilizes chip timing for all events, we remind participants that there is no need to crowd the start line when the race starts. All age group awards and results placements, except for the top overall finishers (i.e. first 3 per gender across the finish line), are determined by chip/net time.

2023 Correspondence

Below is an archive of emails sent to Davis Stampede participants, provided for your reference.

Countdown to Race Day!

Facebook page updates

Important Dates

January 4, 2023Early Entry Deadline
Feb. 3, 2023Standard Entry Deadline
Feb. 13, 2023Last day to upgrade to a long sleeve shirt
Feb. 25, 2023Packet Pick Up, 1-5 pm
Location: Playfields Park
(Race Venue)
Feb. 26, 2023Race Day!
Playfields Park
8:00 am - Half Marathon & 10K Start
8:10 am - 5K Start
9:00 am - 2K Run/Walk

Finisher Medal preview

Race Information


  • 2023 registration opens Fall 2022
  • 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.
  • Youth Pricing Available:  The online registration system will automatically take off the youth discount.


Technical short sleeve t-shirt, finisher medal, commemorative bib number, chip timing and eligibility for age group awards, post-race refreshments.  When registering, you have the option to upgrade your t-shirt to a unisex long sleeved technical (100% polyester) 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.

2023 Correspondence

Below is an archive of emails sent to Davis Stampede participants, provided for your reference.

2022 Correspondence

Volunteers are needed for a variety of race tasks, like registration, handing out finisher medals, directing athletes on the course, etc.

Read more or sign up here! 

Large groups please contact Dave Miramontes.

Overall Awards will be presented to the top three finishers per gender in the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon and to the overall finisher per gender in the 2K.

Overall awards placement will be based on Gun Time.

All age division awards will be determined based on placement by net (elapsed) time.

Age groups are as follows:

  • 5K: 9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, …, 75-79, 80+
  • 10K: 9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, …, 75-79, 80+
  • Half Marathon:  1-15 Yrs, 16-19, 20-24, …, 75-79, 80+
  • 2K: 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, Adults 18-39, Masters 40-59, Seniors 60+


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 Thursday, February 18, 2022. 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, 2022. 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 19, 2022.

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 17, 2022. If you are unable to do so online, please email us 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.

If you become ill (with Covid, etc.) and unable to participate: we can transfer you to the virtual division and mail your items if you email us by 8:00 am, Sunday, February 20, 2022.

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 and strollers 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 for 2023

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 2023 Half Marathon Course

2K Family Run, Walk, or Mutt Strut

  • 2K (1.24 mile loop course)
  • Start time is 9:00 am
  • Strollers and dogs are welcome (please start toward the back)
  • Dogs must be on non retractable leash, comfortable in crowds and around other dogs, and owners must clean up after them
  • Entry includes a t-shirt, finisher medal, timing, and eligibility for division awards
  • View a PDF of the 2023 2K Course

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. Space is available to reserve through February 15th. 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 for nonprofit organizations and $125 for all others
  • 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. 20, 2022
  • Location: Playfields Park, South Davis
  • Available nearby parking (arrive by 7am)
  • Half Marathon, 10K, 5K,  2K event
  • Approximately 2,000 participants expected, plus spectators and volunteers
  • Set up is from 5:45 a.m. to 7:00 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
  • Masks are required to be worn in the post race area unless actively eating or drinking

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 25, 2023, from 1-5pm

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 about Feb. 28th; or you can pick it up at Packet Pick Up.


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

Q. Do you need volunteers?
A: Yes! We are always seeking volunteers to help. View a list of tasks or sign up here.

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 include a finisher medal in 2023.

2022 results <<link here>>

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)
Natalie Wieldand, 1:18:34, (2022)
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)
Amanda Barthelmes 37:04 (2022)
Rebecca Eckland 37:07 (2011)
Sarah West 37:28 (2016)
Whitney Bevins 37:34 (2011)

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)

5K Nonbinary:

Benjamin Brophy 23:54 (2022)

2K Men:

Mark Eger 8:30 (2022)
Connor Rehkopf 8:36 (2022)
Thomas Geromichalos 8:55 (2022)
Nikolas Seufert 9:09 (2022)
Jeff Rehkopf 9:45 (2022)
Andrew Smith 9:53 (2022)
Mark Sutherland 9:55 (2022)
Robert Norene 10:01 (2022)
Parker Norene 10:02 (2022)
Dylan Norene 10:04 (2022)

2K Women:

Hailey Rehkopf 9:38 (2022)
Stella Geromichalos 10:13 (2022)
Mitzi Ross Morton 10:45 (2022)
Jennie Konsella-Norene 11:50 (2022)
Madelyn Norene 11:51 (2022)
Victoria Bianda 11:59 (2022)
Guadalupe Perez Cook 12:15 (2022)
Noemi Navarrete 12:21 (2022)
Dina Zhabinskaya 12:21 (2022)
Hailee Gall 12:42 (2022)

A Change of Pace is proud to announce our continued relationship with Cancer Champions as our ongoing charitable partner. Cancer Champions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting cancer survivors through custom fitness, nutrition, and mindset programming tailored to the unique needs of those battling or recovering from cancer treatment. Donations to Cancer Champions enable the organization to provide survivors with expert guidance to complement traditional cancer treatment. A Change of Pace and Cancer Champions both believe in the powerful and proven benefits of exercise, and we are very happy to be able to deepen our relationship in the name of health, fitness, and quality of life.

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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Playfields Park
2500 Research Park Dr
Davis, CA 95618 United States
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DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2023

DISTANCES: 5K •  10K  •   Half Mar.  •   2K

– Finisher medals
– Short and Long Sleeve T-shirt options
– Adaptive divisions available

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