22nd Annual Rattlesnake Master Run for the Prairie
Time & Location
About the Event
The 22nd Annual Rattlesnake Master Run for the Prairie includes a 10K and 5K run and 5K walk using chip timing to benefit Grand Prairie Friends.
This race circles the beautiful 130-acre Meadowbrook Park and prairie in Urbana, Illinois. The proceeds support Grand Prairie Friends, a non-profit organization committed to preserving and restoring tallgrass prairie and woodlands in east central Illinois for the benefit of endangered plants and animals.
Post-race activities include food, music, race awards, and door prizes. This 250-300 person race is one of the last runs of the season at a beautiful time of year. Family and youth are very welcome.
Online at Active.com: 2019 Rattlesnake Master Online Registration
Prefer to register via mail? Paper registration forms available for download here: 2019 Rattlesnake Master Registration Form
Event details and schedule
Location: The race begins on Race St. near Clark-Lindsey Village (just south of Windsor Rd) and ends at the Garden Pavilion in Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, IL
Parking: Paved parking lot by Garden Pavilion, on east side of Race St. just South of Windsor. Paved parking lot by Meadowbrook Playground, on south side of Windsor. Grassy parking lot on the west side of Race St. immediately South of Windsor. Please do not park in Clark-Lindsey Village parking lot.
Race Start Time: Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 9:00am (remember the time change on Saturday night). The 10K and 5K race start times will be slightly staggered to reduce congestion.
Course Informaton: The 5K race circles Meadowbrook Park. The 10K race circles Meadowbrook Park and adjacent areas. All races end in a trail run.
Download course maps here:
Packet Pickup: Race packets available noon-5pm on Saturday, November 2 at Body n' Sole, 1317 Dunlap Ave, Savoy, IL (217-356-8926). Packets also available at Garden Pavilion on race day from 8:00am-8:45am.
Race Day Registration: Race day entries accepted from 8-8:45am. Registration located at the Garden Pavilion in Meadowbrook Park.
Post Race Activities: The awards presentation and numerous door prize drawings are held at the Garden Pavilion. Food and beverage free to participants. Music from local artists.
T-Shirts: T-shirts (cotton) are available for entrants who register before midnight, Thursday, October 24.
No dogs, strollers, or hiking poles.
No refunds (including cancellation due to weather).
Must be present to win drawing prizes.
Sponsors: for a list of our 2019 sponsors, click here.