. . . a sudden frenzied rush or headlong flight of a herd of cattle or horses . . . or PEOPLE!

WLD Ranch is hosting its 13th annual Stampede, a 5K adventure run including 18 challenging obstacles, on Saturday, September 28, 2024. There is also a 2K Family Run (see below). 

Registration is now open! Register HERE through our online registration portal. 

Stampede is a team-oriented run where the objective is to complete the course successfully. The run is open to anyone age 15 and older (or students age 12-14 who participate on a team with a parent or youth leader) - anyone who is up for the challenge of running (or rambling) over the 5K course and through the 18 obstacles. Form a team of 4-6 people and unite your team with a western theme or simply with the passion to accomplish the adventure run together. So rustle up some fellow cowboys and cowgirls - and come run with the herd! (Registration is done individually, but participating as a team is recommended.) 

ALSO FOR FAMILIES: Stampede! Family Run (Saturday, Sept. 28, 2:00pm) 
Our Family Run is a 2K with a variety of obstacles for the whole family that you can navigate at your own pace. The minimum age of participants can be determined by the parents running with them. All families participating must have at least one adult. The fee is $10 per participant ages 3 and older. Each participant will receive a Stampede! Family Run event bracelet. (Participants under age 3 do not need to pay the race fee and will not receive an event bracelet.) (Family members who participated in the 5K Stampede do not need to pay to participate with their family in the Family Run.) Register below!

You can register right up to the day of the event (t-shirts will be ordered a few weeks ahead, so t-shirt size is not guaranteed for late registrations). There is still time to register!

Stampede Summary
Who? anyone age 15 and older (or those younger than 15 who register with a parent or youth leader)

an adventure run (approximately 5K) including 18 obstacles

a family run (approximately 2K) with 7-8 obstacles

Where? at WLD Ranch in Fairview Township, PA (click here for directions)
When? Saturday, September 28, 2024
(For Stampede: heats begin every 15-20 minutes starting at 8:00am with the final heat starting at 10:00am. For Family Run, arrive at 2:00pm and families will be sent out one family at a time.)
Why? for the fun of stampeding as well as to support WLD Ranch as we continue to reach out to the community (all proceeds go to WLD Ranch; learn more about WLD Ranch at
How much?

Stampede is $55 per person (includes an event t-shirt)
(after Sept. 1, t-shirt size and style not guaranteed)

Family Run is $10 per person (does not include a t-shirt, but you may purchase t-shirts)

Race Details

The course proceeds through fields, forest, hills, trails, and water (wading through a pond and hiking down a creek). Obstacles for 2024 will be announced soon; in the meantime here is a summary of the obstacles for 2023:


  1) Wall (scale the 8 ft. wall/descend the ladder)
  2) Zip Traverse (glide down with the trapeze bar then cross the tension traverse on foot)
  3) Balance Path (keep your balance along the path)
  4) Big and Little Tires (swing through #1, crawl through #2, climb up and out of #3)
  5) Rancher's Hurdles (up and over 8 round bales)
  6) Culvert Slide (slide down the long culvert)
  7) Log Ladder (go up and over the logs positioned as a vertical ladder)
  8) Over/Under’s (alternate going over high logs and under low logs)
  9) Cobweb (Find your own path through the Cobweb)
  10) Tire Pathway (scamper across the tires without touching the ground)
  11) Beam (climb up and over the 7’ Beam)
  12) Tire Swings (swing from tire to tire)
  13) Cliff Climb (use the ropes to ascend the cliff)
  14) Suspended Culvert (climb up the suspended culvert and jump to the ground)
  15) Army Crawl (army crawl down the hill under the wires)
  16) Chasm Crossing (traverse the log, stepping over and ducking under the orange ropes)
  17) Floating Bridge (Sprint across the platforms that are floating on the pond)
  18) Hitching Rails (Part 1: hands on one bar, feet on the other side (bar or board); Part 2: walk on ropes and boards using rails for balance)

YOUTH LEADERS - Contact Joseph about bringing your youth group ( You can also recruit sponsors using this sponsor form.

WLD Ranch 2017 7351 Woolsey Rd. Girard, PA 16417 (814) 474-3414