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

WLD Ranch is hosting its 11th annual Stampede, a 5K adventure run including 18 challenging obstacles, on Saturday, September 24, 2022(Register below!)


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.)

(Is 5K too short of a course for you? For 2022, to participate in a 10K option, you will run through the 5K course twice, with fewer obstacles to complete on the second half.)


ALSO FOR FAMILIES: Stampede! Family Run (Saturday, Sept. 24, 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 students age 12-14 who register with a parent or youth leader)
What? 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 24, 2022
(For Stampede: heats begin every 15-20 minutes starting at 8:00am with the final heat starting at 10:30am. 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? Register by September 24 - cost is $50 per person (includes an event t-shirt)
(after Sept. 1, t-shirt size and style not guaranteed)

Race Details

The course proceeds through fields, forest, hills, trails, and water (wading through a pond and hiking down a creek). Here is a summary of the obstacles for 2022:


  1) Bouldering Wall (Climb around the back of the Bouldering Wall from cone to cone without touching the ground)
  2) Culvert Crawl (Climb through the culvert within the Hay Mountain)
  3) Hitching Rails (Traverse the hitching rails as follows: on rail 1, use the ropes and hanging boards for footing and the hitching rail for balance; on rail 2, have hands on one bar with feet on the other bar or board)
  4) Hourglass (Travel from one tree to another using only 2 crossed ropes)
  5) Over/Under’s (alternate going over high logs and under low logs as they are marked)
  6) Log Ladder (go up and over the logs positioned as a vertical ladder)
  7) Culvert Climb (Climb up the culvert with the help of the rope)
  8) Rancher's Hurdles (Jump or crawl over a series of 400 lb. round hay bales)
  9) Big and Little Tires (Crawl through #1, climb through #2, swing through #3)
  10) Bleachers (Go up, over and across the 5 bleachers)
  11) Wall (Scale the 8 ft. tall flat wall and descend the ladder on the back)
  12) Cliff Descent (Use the ropes to descend the cliff)
  13) Burma Loops (Traverse the Burma Loops without touching the ground)
  14) Army Crawl (Slide or crawl down the hill under the baling twine)
  15) Multivine (Cross the wire using the hanging ropes)
  16) Outdoor Chapel Benches (Follow the route over and in between the benches)
  17) Floating Bridge (Sprint across the platforms that are floating on the pond)
  18) Hay Mountain (Climb up and over the Hay Mountain)

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

Registration is open for September 24, 2022!  (email to request a paper registration form/payment by check)      
Registration is per individual. Please fill out the details for yourself and any others you are registering below. Then click on "Pay Now." This will take you to the PayPal page where you can change the quantities of your payment options to reflect the total number of participants you are registering. You can pay by credit card or with your PayPal account. 

Please Note: T-shirts come in either Gildan cotton or Sport-Tek "dry fit" polyester this year. Please indicate your preference on style (cotton or dry fit) when signing up. We order t-shirts around Sept. 1, so there is no guarantee of getting your preferred style or size if you sign up after Sept. 1.

How many runners are you signing up?
Race Time
name+t-shirt size/style
Team Name

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