Davis Stampede

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Davis Stampede

February 25

OVERVIEW

The Davis Stampede was established in 1983 and is a longstanding February tradition in the Northern California running community. The event takes place at Playfields Park in South Davis and offers Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 2K divisions. The courses travel along Davis’ tree-lined greenbelts, through neighborhoods, and on city streets. The Half Marathon winds through the Wildhorse Nature Preserve and offers views of the nearby golf course. It also travels through seven bike tunnels and alongside Putah Creek. 

Pre-Race Participant Newsletter #1 (sent 2/14/24)
Pre-Race Participant Newsletter #2 (sent 2/22/24)
Post-Race Participant Email (sent 2/28/24)
2024 Results Link
2024 Photos 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Sunday, February 25, 2024
Location: Playfields Park, 2500 Research Park Dr, Davis, CA 95618 United States
Distances: 2K Family Fun Run/Walk, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon


Start Times:
• 8:00 a.m. – 10K and Half Marathon
• 8:10 a.m. – 5K
• 9:00 a.m. – 2K

Event Update for 2/23/24: The Half Marathon has reached its field limit and is sold out.

PACKET PICK-UP

Where – Playfields Park (2500 Research Park Drive)
Day Prior – Saturday, February 24th from 2:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Race Day – Sunday, February 25th Beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Note: We strongly suggest arriving at least one hour prior to your race start time if picking up on race day.

VENUE ADDRESS

Start/Finish at Playfields Park in South Davis at 2500 Research Park Dr, Davis, CA 95618 United States

PARKING

Race morning parking is available in the business parks located to the west of Playfields Park on the other side of the Pole Line Road crossing. Please see map below. We ask that you kindly do not park at the Safeway shopping center. 

COURSE MAPS

2K Run/Walk – (1.2 mile) 22’ elevation climb
Easy, safe, great for kids, dogs, grandparents.
Road – 12%
Trail/gravel – 0%
Greenbelt – 88%
Tunnels traveled – 1
Scenic Level – 2/5

 

5K Run/Walk – (3.1 miles) 43’ elevation climb
Relatively flat, and most of route takes place on the greenbelt. 
Off road (Dirt/gravel) – 12%
Road – 12%
Greenbelt – 88%
Trail/gravel – 0%
Tunnels – 5
Fluid station(s) – 1
Restrooms – 1
Scenic Level – 2.5/5

10K Run – (6.2 miles) 68’ elevation climb
A few hills, challenging, a good variety of roadways, traffic free  
Road – 10%
Greenbelt – 90%
Trail/gravel – 0%
Tunnels – 6
Fluid station(s) – 3
Restrooms – 3
Scenic Level – 3.5/5

Half Marathon – (13.1 miles) 144’ elevation climb
Slightly hilly, challenging, scenic, nice gravel path around golf course, traffic free.
Road – 15%
Greenbelt – 72%
Trail/gravel – 13%
Tunnels – 11
Fluid station/toilets – 6
Scenic Level – 5/5

MISC. RACE INFO

REGISTRATION

HOW TO REGISTER

  • All registration is handled online and entry fees are based on date of entry, distance chosen, and age (discounts for youth)
  • 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 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.

ENTRY FEES

Fees include: A ‘unisex’ short sleeve t-shirt, finisher medal, commemorative bib number, chip timing and eligibility for age group/overall/special division awards, post-race refreshments.  When registering, you have the option to upgrade your t-shirt to a gender specific technical (100% polyester) t-shirt. Upgrade available while supplies last.

5K

$50
($35: Ages 1-17)
8:10AM Start Time

10K

$50
($35: Ages 1-17)
8:10AM Start Time

Half Marathon

$70
8:00AM Start Time

2K

$42
($20: Ages 1-17)
9:00AM Start Time

Virtual Participant

$50
Your t-shirt and finisher medal will be mailed

Support Runner or Sighted Guide for Adaptive Entrant

$12
To learn more click the “Register Here” button below

5k – $50 ($40: Ages 1-17) 8:10am Start Time

10k – $50 ($40: Ages 1-17) 8:10am Start Time

Half Marathon – $70 8:00am Start Time

2k – $42 ($25: Ages 1-17) 9:00am Start Time

Virtual Participant – $50 Your t-shirt and finisher medal will be mailed

Support Runner or Sighted Guide for Adaptive Entrant – $12 To learn more click the “Register Here” button below

*Please note that the prices above do not include the processing fee applied when you register online. View all pricing and cut-off dates here.

AWARDS, AGE GROUP, & SPECIAL DIVISIONS

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+

Special Divisions 

Special Divisions are an additional division that participants can enter in addition to their age group. We have created these categories to make this event unique, inclusive, and fun for people who are a part of the below groups. Entering a special division will not remove you from your age group and you will still be ranked and eligible for age division awards. Participants may enter one special division only.  Wheelchair entrants will be scored separately and eligible for overall as well as age group and special division awards. All special divisions will be scored and ranked by NET time, which is the elapsed time from when you cross the start line to when you cross the finish line. Take your time at the start and don’t rush to cross the starting line when the horn is blown. 

There is no fee to enter a special division. 

Divisions are as follows: 

Baby Jogger/Stroller Division: This is for parents, guardians, grandparents, and caregivers who will be pushing a child in a baby jogger / stroller in the 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon.
Please note that strollers MUST NOT START AT THE FRONT of the starting line for safety reasons.
Do not enter this division if starting towards the back will inhibit you from reaching your race goals such as desired pace or age group ranking.
If two people will be pushing a stroller/participating together, only one should enter the stroller division.
Must be 16+ to enter this category.
Awards to the top three finishers by gender. 


Dog Division. Dogs must be well behaved, including: not barking at other dogs in crowds, no jumping (at people or other dogs), comfortable around lots of people and noise, obedient on leash, and on a non-retractable leash.
Absolutely NO dogs in the first 100 feet of the line up for start for the 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon. Be prepared to start towards the back.
Do not enter this division if starting towards the back will inhibit you from reaching your race goals such as desired pace or age group ranking.
Dogs in dog strollers are permitted, but not eligible for a ‘top dog’ award. Do not enter dog division if your dog will be carried or pushed.
If you plan to run a fast pace (eg 8:00 or better) and try for an age division award, we suggest you do not run with a dog, because you will be required to start towards the back. 
If two people will be running with one dog, you should only enter dog division on one of the human’s entries (not both).
Must be 16+ to enter this category.
Anyone participating with a dog must clean up after their pet. 


Cancer Champions’ Cancer Survivor Division. This division is for anyone who is currently receiving or has received treatment for cancer (any type) and would like to be recognized in this division.
A special second bib, designed as a survivors bib, will be available for pick up for all entrants in this division at the Cancer Champions tent on race day. (Optional). Be sure to check in at registration for your race bib and t-shirt as usual. 

Adaptive Division. The adaptive division is for athletes with a physical, developmental, or intellectual disability. 


UC Davis Student, Faculty/Staff, or Alumni

We have three divisions for those affiliated with UCD: Student (current student, grad, undergrad, VMTH, etc), Faculty/Staff, and Alumni. If you fall into more than one category (e.g. Staff and Alumni) you must choose one category in which to participate (each athlete may be allocated to only one special division). Unique winner’s medals will be awarded in the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon to the top three finishers by gender (male, female, and nonbinary) for each the Student, Faculty/Staff, and Alumni categories for each distance. 

ENTRY RULES

Refund/Cancellation Policy: All entries are NON-REFUNDABLE and are NON-TRANSFERABLE to another event. This event will occur rain or shine.  

Transfers to Another Individual: If you wish to transfer your entry to a friend or family member in the case that you become injured or cannot otherwise attend, it MUST be done on or before 11:59 PM Thursday, February 22, 2024. There is no fee to transfer to a friend/family member but your request must be completed online through your runsignup account. 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 phoneor 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 23, 2024.

Changing Race Divisions: Few companies allow this to occur as it could alter or delay the overall results, however, we at A Change of Pace are different. Participants can only change their race distance from the Half Marathon to a 5K/10K/2K or from a 5K/10K to a 2K distance if you email us before the day of the event at acopfoundation@gmail.com  Please note: Our NO REFUND policy still applies.

Course Etiquette: Due to majority of the course being on a bike path we ask runners to be respectful of those around you. We view our course as you would a freeway; slower paced runners on the right to give faster paced runners room to pass on the left.

Dogs and Strollers: All strollers and dogs must start towards the back. Dogs must be well-behaved, on non-retractable leashes, comfortable in crowds and around other dogs, and not prone to jumping or barking when excited.

FAQs

Race Course

Q. What is the half marathon course cut off time?
A: 3.5 hours from the race start or 11:30 a m.

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.

Q. Will there be pacers?
A: 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!

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 24, 2024, from 2-4:30p.m.

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 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.

General

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?
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+.

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.

VOLUNTEERS

At A Change of Pace, we consider our volunteers the backbone of each event.  From registration and finish line volunteers, to water station and course monitors, each person fulfills a critical role in both the safety and success of the race. 

Volunteering at a running event can be fun and intrinsically rewarding while providing the opportunity to be a part of the community and meet new people. There are roles for people of most ages and backgrounds and no experience is necessary! 

For the Davis Stampede, we have volunteer opportunities available for those looking to:

  • Volunteer and give back to the local community
  • Fulfill required community service hours (school, sorority, etc.)
  • Participate in our popular “Race for Free” Race Voucher Program to promote volunteerism
  • Fundraise for a non-profit, youth organization, sports team or club, or other charitable organization 

Individuals can sign up to volunteer here. To sign up as a group, or for questions, please contact Maya Miramontes.

Our popular Race Voucher Program provides the opportunity to volunteer and then subsequently participate in one of our events at no charge. This program was set up several years ago for two reasons: (1) to encourage runners and walkers to volunteer at running races, and (2)  to ensure that we provide people facing financial hardship an avenue to participate in running and walking events without paying the entry fee. 

Race vouchers (provided as unique coupon codes) are only available for certain volunteer tasks and space is limited. Be sure to check that the assignment you are signing up for is marked as “Voucher Eligible.”  People volunteering in the early morning on race day, for assignments such as site set-up or registration, may use their voucher to participate in the event on the same day at the conclusion of their shift (if desired).  Vouchers will be valid for all A Change of Pace events in the same calendar year from the date of that event onward, unless otherwise stated. Your voucher will list the eligible races. Vouchers are transferable and you may gift yours to another person. 

Please note that people participating in our Race for Free Voucher Program cannot simultaneously participate in another volunteer program, such as fundraising. 

Questions? Please contact Maya Miramontes

A Change of Pace provides opportunities throughout the year for fundraising to local organizations. This is a popular program with youth groups, youth sports teams, collegiate sports clubs, and non-profit organizations. By volunteering at the Davis Stampede, your members can support their local running community and raise money for your cause at the same time.  Donations from A Change of Pace to your organization are based upon the number of volunteers and the timeframe of your group’s commitment to help at the event. 

Fundraising groups must be ten people or more to participate in the program. Space and funds are limited for each event, so please sign up early. For more information or to sign up, please contact Maya Miramontes

SPONSORSHIP/VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES

Each event A Change of Pace produces is unique and offers a specific marketing demographics for active individuals and then some. Our regional grassroot events provide a highly visible opportunity to show case your product or to promote your services in a face to face way. 

Depending on your specific needs, we have several marketing and advertising opportunities that can be customizable to enable your business to become seen on a local/regional level.

Booth/Vendor Opportunities

BOOTH/VENDOR SPACE

Booth/vendor space is available at every event we produce. Each space includes a 10’x10’ space enabling you showcase your product/service to the entire field of athletes. 

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

A Change of Pace produces some of the most prominent running races in Northern California. These events provide an ideal opportunity for businesses to directly interact with health-oriented consumers.

Regardless of your company’s size, we’re always eager to hear from you and what you are looking to achieve. Each event is unique in their own manner; therefore, we have different levels of sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing budget. We have both a standard baseline package and/or one that we can customize to fit your needs.

PLATINUM Sponsor $3,000
*Large prominent logo on back of t-shirt (6”)
*Up to eight banners prominently displayed adjacent to Start/finish line  (provided by sponsor)

*flyers/postcards/business cards available for display at Registration and Results tents
*Prominent recognition on Event specific web page

*Prominent recognition on all Event e-blasts (upon signing of contract agreement)
*Ten complimentary race entries

GOLD Sponsor $1,800
*Large logo on back of t-shirt (4”)
*Up to four banners displayed at event (provided by sponsor)
*Major recognition on Event specific web page
*Recognition in pre-race confirmation(sent to all registered participants)
*Five complimentary race entries

SILVER Sponsor $1,000
* Medium logo on back of t-shirt (2”)
* Recognition in pre-race confirmation(sent to all registered participants)
*Three complimentary race entries

BRONZE Sponsor $500
*Recognition on Event specific web page
*Two complimentary race entries

All Above Sponsors Silver level and above will receive:
*Link and logo on event specific sponsor page

*Complimentary 10×10 booth space
*Opportunity to advertise in pre-race confirmation blast
*Announcements at Race by announcer (Qty depends on Sp. level)

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE:

Don’t see certain items that are important to you? Want to include a unique feature that will enhance your business/company/product?  Why not shoot for the moon! Email davem@changeofpace.com

SUPPORTING Sponsor less than $250 (In-Kind or cash equivalent)

*Name/logo on event specific webpage
*Recognition on post event recap/special thanks e-blast

IN-KIND Donations
If your company would like to make a donation of a product or services, please contact Maya at maya@changeofpace.com

Organizers gratefully accept any merchandise or gift certificates that can be given as raffle prizes.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DEADLINES

  • Deadline for top tier sponsorships (bronze to Platinum) are 60 days prior to each Race.

 All t-shirt eligible Sponsors-ALL logos must be received 3 weeks prior to event day.  All logos must come in a Vector/EPS/Jpeg format. If no logo is provided, your business/product will be typeset on the t-shirt. If you have any questions or issues uploading, please contact Dave at davem@changeofpace.com.

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Maya Miramontes

Volunteer and Site Coordinator

Maya participated in her first A Change of Pace event at the age of 3 months. From there she followed her siblings in participating in a multitude of events from runs to kids’ triathlons. While growing up with parents who ran a sports marketing firm, she had no choice but to attend most events her entire youth life. Now as an adult, she has returned (by her own choice) and now serves as the volunteer and site coordinator. In addition, she has also been instrumental in the 2024 design and transitioning of our new website. We are fortunate to have her tackle one of the more critical areas that are considered the backbone of any event, volunteers. Maya resides in Davis and In her spare time she spends time as a dog trainer while simultaneously assisting other local nonprofit organizations such as the Yolo County SPCA and Cancer Champions.

Alec Miramontes

Event Oversight and Volunteer Management

Alec, a graduate of the University of Oregon, oversees course and volunteer management on event day. He also helps coordinate infrastructure set up and tear down, equipment management and assists with race timing.

Dave Miramontes

Executive Director

Dave brings an impressive 36 years of event production, marketing, advertising, and graphic design experience to the team. Dave has not only been a decorated athlete, but he also understands how good teamwork can lead to a successful outcome. Having 4 active kids has allowed him to stay involved in youth sports as well as being active within the community. As the Executive Director of A Change of Pace, he still enjoys his role as the logistics coordinator for all Foundation and outside client events. In addition, he oversees course design & safety, city & police relations, graphic design, advertising, marketing, and creative concepts. Dave resides in Davis with his wife Jen and has 4 very cool kids, all of which has worked at A Change of Pace at one point or another.

Jeannine Henderson

Treasurer, Assistant Race Director & Head Timer

Jeannine not only oversees the day-to-day operations; she handles one of the most critical elements within the organization; the registration and timing department. Aside from overseeing the computerized timing department and client/participant relations, she handles our social media and website changes and medal/award design. Her guidance and organizational skills have become a huge value to the organization as she provides much of the input on special projects such as the Tour De Fit.

Jennifer Miramontes

Board Member

Jennifer has over twenty years of experience in the marketing field, including positions as the Marketing Director for Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants and Real Mex restaurants. Jennifer also has extensive experience developing community programs geared towards children, having served on the Board of Directors for the Davis Schools Foundation as well as the Patwin PTA. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Pepperdine University, and is also a certified personal trainer. A runner herself, Jennifer has completed numerous triathlons and over 50 marathons, including top age-group finishes in high profile events such as the Boston Marathon and the Rock N Roll Marathon. Jennifer owns FIT House in Davis and enjoys inspiring her clients to reach their fitness goals.