Buffalo Boogie 2017

JOIN US FOR THE 2017 BUFFALO BOOGIE, WHICH MARKS 25 YEARS FOR THIS GREAT, FAMILY FUN EVENT!

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The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge invite you to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Buffalo Boogie! Mark your calendars for the 25th annual Buffalo Boogie on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 8 am.

Come and explore our 3,621-acre preserve, one of Fort Worth’s hidden jewels. The scenic route traverses shaded bottomlands along the West Fork of the Trinity River and transitions into open prairie savannahs. The route concludes along the bison range where participants might spot one of these majestic animals in their native habitat.

Proceeds from the 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run, which features live music and family-friendly activities, benefit the Nature Center.

The USATF-certified race courses follow paved city roads within the Nature Center that are closed to traffic for the races. The route is both stroller and dog friendly. The first 750 people to register will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

Registration for Buffalo Boogie also includes entry to the Nature Center, breakfast, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon animals, and eligibility for prize drawings valued at $5,000.

Attendees can visit an event expo featuring a variety of wildlife and conservation entities, preservation organizations, food-and-drink vendors, small businesses, educational exhibits, and a Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge pop-up gift shop.

Registration is:

  • $20 until March 21
  • $25 March 21 – April 12
  • $30 April 13 – Race Day
  • $35 for  Race Day

Chip timing is optional for participants registered in the 5K and 10K. Registration for dogs is $5 and includes a bandana. [Only leashed dogs are permitted. No other pets are allowed.]

Buffalo Boogie Logo

Parking Information: Watch for parking directions as you arrive at the Nature Center on the day of the event. Nearby parking and shuttle buses will be provided.

Participants can register online, by mail, in person at Luke’s Locker Montgomery Plaza store or at the event. The Nature Center is located at 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, 76135.

Race participants can pick up their race package at Luke’s Locker, Montgomery Plaza (2600 W 7th St., Ft Worth TX  76107) on May 11 and 12 between 10 AM and 7 PM, or at the Nature Center on race day, May 13 between 7 and 8:30 AM.   

Participate in whatever way suits you best!

Join the fun on May 13, 2017

REGISTRATION:

Runners and walkers may Register Online.
You may also register in person at Luke’s Locker, Montgomery Plaza, 2600 W. 7th Street in Fort Worth, register at the event or bring this form to the event.

PARTICIPANT DOOR PRIZES:

Buffalo Boogie Participants are eligible for some great door prizes! More information will be posted soon.

SCHEDULE:

The 10K race will start at 8 a.m.  The 5K race and 1 mile fun run will start at 8:45 a.m.

SPONSORSHIP:

Extend your support as a sponsor of the event, as an individual or business.
Complete the form online or download a sponsorship form.  Thank our sponsors!

VOLUNTEER:

This Buffalo Boogie relies on the gift of time and energy from many volunteers.
Friends of Fort Worth Nature Center

Please complete our volunteer form to be a part of this special event!

QUESTIONS?

Contact us at info@naturecenterfriends.org or 817-392-7410.

RACE COURSES (10K, 5K)

BUFFALO BOOGIE MAP/PARKING

Parking for those with special needs




Spending time with people who love nature creates priceless experiences; sharing a mission with them generates exceptional satisfaction. Both are benefits of Friends membership. This award-winning organization is a strategic force in keeping the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge an exciting and innovative place to visit in our fair city.


To preserve, protect, and conserve in perpetuity the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.


View a gallery of the photos our members have taken!