Sun February 26, 2023 Davis, CA 95618 US



8:10AM PST


8:00AM PST

Half Marathon

8:00AM PST
Open to ages 12 - 99.


9:00AM PST
Your t-shirt and finisher medal will be mailed.

Virtual Participant

Support Runner or Sighted Guide for Adaptive Entrant

8:00AM PST Select this category only if you are a support runner/walker, sighted guide, or companion runner for an entrant in an Adaptive Division (e.g. Visually Impaired, Pushed Wheelchair, Duo Team, etc). One support runner/walker per Adaptive entrant.

Race Website

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2500 Research Park Dr
Davis, CA US 95618


The 40th Annual Davis Stampede takes place each year in February, and includes 5K, 10K and Half Marathon routes. We also offer a family friendly 2K (1.24 mile) fun run/walk division that is perfect for younger athletes, families, and pups. Starting and finishing at Davis’ Playfields Park, the Davis Stampede is a great way to kick off 2023 with a commitment to fitness. Courses are mostly flat and take runners and walkers through east and south Davis’s greenbelts and neighborhood streets. Race amenities include finisher’s medals, half marathon pace groups, t-shirts, a post-race expo, and course water stations stocked with water and electrolyte replacement along the course.

Start Times:

8:00 a.m. - Half Marathon and 10K
8:10 a.m. - 5K
9:00 a.m. - 2K Family Fun Run, Walk or Mutt Strut
last updated 8/19/22

Entry Includes:

Short sleeve t-shirt, finisher medal, chip timing, eligibility for division awards. Option to upgrade to a long sleeve technical (100% polyester) shirt for $7; must pre-order. Long sleeve upgrade available through February 13, 2022.  

Note: Shirts for all races are guaranteed if registered by Wednesday, February 22nd. After this date, shirts will be available first come first serve at packet pick up/race day.

Entry Fees & Youth Pricing:

  • 5K & 10K: $35 by Jan. 2, 2023; $40 from Jan. 3, 2023 to Feb. 12, 2023; $45 from Feb 13, 2023 to Feb. 24, 2022; $50 Race Weekend (2/25-2/26/23); Youth entries 17 and younger save $5.00 on entry fee
  • Half Marathon: $55 by Jan. 2, 2023; $60 from Jan. 3, 2023 to Feb. 12, 2023; $70 from Feb. 13, 2023 - Feb. 24, 2023; $75 Race Weekend  (2/25-2/26/23)
  • 2K Family Fun Run, Walk, or Mutt Strut: $30 by February 13, 2023; $35 from Feb. 13 to Feb. 24, 2022; $40 Race Weekend. Children 17 and younger save $10.00 on their entry fee. 
  • Youth Pricing Available: Entrants in the 5K and 10K who will be 17 years or younger on event day will save $5.00. 2K youth entrants will save $10 off the adult fee. The online registration system will automatically take off the youth discount. 

Packet Pick Up:

You can pick up your packet (bib and shirt) on Saturday, February 25 at Playfields Park (event venue) from 1-5pm. We allow you to pick up for friends, and ID is not required.  You can also pick up on race day (Feb. 26) starting at 6:30 a.m. If picking up on race day, we suggest arriving at least one hour prior to your race start.

Safety pins will be available at registration. On race morning, please pin your race bib to the clothing on the FRONT of your body so that it is visible to timing officials, course monitors, and race photographers. 

Overall and Age Group Awards:

Overall awards will be presented to the top male, female and nonbinary finishers based on gun time. Age group awards will be determined by net time and will be awarded to the top three male, female, and nonbinary registrants per age group. Registrants may decline to state their gender and / or age, however, those entrants will not be eligible for age group or overall awards or results ranking in those categories.  Award pick up is available on race day; unclaimed awards are not mailed, but may be picked up post-race at Fleet Feet Davis starting on Wednesday, March 1. 

Participate Virtually:

Those who are unable to attend on event day or who would prefer to participate on their own schedule may register as a virtual participant. Virtual packets will be mailed on 2/28/23 and will include a bib, 2K/5K/10K finisher medal, and t-shirt (if selected). Virtual participants are welcome to pick up their packets at the Saturday Packet Pick Up if preferred. The deadline to sign up as a Virtual Participant is Thursday, February 23rd.

Half Marathon:

Half Marathon course cut-off time is 3.5 hours or 11:30 a.m. Those on a pace to finish after this time will be offered a ride back to the finish line.

Minimum age to participate in the Half Marathon is 15. Consideration will be made on a case by case basis for youth 14 and under to participate in the Half Marathon who are sufficiently trained; must be accompanied by an adult. Send your request to by February 13th.

Water/fluid stations will be located approximately every two miles and will offer water and electrolyte replacement. Please carry nutrition with you should it be a part of your training/racing regimen. 

Strollers, Dogs, Wagons, and Wheels:

Wheelchair entrants may participate in all divisions. Racing wheelchairs should start at the front and coordinate with event official; pushed or casual wheelchair entrants should start toward the back. Adaptive Divisions in the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon.  Please note: half marathon has approximately 1/4 mile on crushed gravel by Barovetto Park plus about 1 mile on trail (service road around Wildhorse Golf Course). 5K or 10K entrants wishing to push a stroller MUST start toward the back of the pack at the starting line, no exceptions.  In the 2K, strollers, dogs, wagons (for children or dogs) and wheelchairs are permitted. Those with dogs or strollers should line up behind the runners who are participating without a dog/stroller. Dogs must be on a nonretractable leash, well behaved in crowds and around other dogs, and owners must clean up after their pet. It is not suggested that children under age 9 run unaccompanied in the 2K. 


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; your time does not start until you physically cross the mats at the starting line. 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.

Guides/Support Runners for Adaptive Entrants:

If you are a sighted guide for a visually impaired participant, or a support runner/walker for an entrant in an adaptive category (Limb Deficiency, Duo Team, Intellectual Impairment, or Visually Impaired), please do not enter the adaptive division. Support Runners (including sighted guides) for entrants in the Visually Impaired, Limb Deficiency, Duo Team, or Intellectual Impairment divisions must be registered for the event either as a standard paid entrant or as a support runner. Entering as a support runner is is offered at no charge. To register for the support runner/walker category, select "Support Runner" choice at registration (end of list). Those registering as a support runner will receive a special support runner bib and will not be eligible for age group awards nor be ranked by age.   A race t-shirt and medal are offered to support runners for $7 and $5, respectively.  One may opt out of either or both items to make the entry free.  (No support runner entry available for wheelchair entrants except for pushed wheelchairs).  In the case that support runners  wish to receive the full race experience (eligible for awards, ranked by age division, etc) in that case they should register for the distance they are going to run/walk (Half Marathon, 5K, etc) instead of as a Support Runner, but be sure to not enter an Adaptive Division. Email with any questions prior to registering.  

- We suggest that support runners/walkers and guides wear high visibility clothing or a vest indicating that they are a guide or a support runner. However, it is not required. 
- Please do not register as a Support Runner if you do not already have an athlete you are paired with. At this time we do not have a matching program, but will post if there are adaptive entrants seeking support runners.
- Please email us at with any questions. 

Refund Policy & Race Rules:

Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable; event happens rain or shine. Read complete details here: 

Participant Correspondence

2023 Correspondence

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


View Course Map PDFs: 

2K | 5K | 10K | Half Marathon

All races start and finish at Playfields Park in South Davis. Courses are paved, with an exception on the Half Marathon course for approximately 1.5 miles around mile 6,  when the course travels along the outside of the Wildhorse Golf Course and nature preserve. This portion of the trail is a mix of gravel and decomposed granite. There is also a short stretch of gravel by Barovetto Park (near Target). 

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