Champaign, Ill. (WCIA)
Rattlesnake Master is a native prairie plant- hence the namesake annual race hosted by Grand Prairie Friends.
Sat October 15:
Prospect Prairie Grand Opening- come help us open this 160-year-old cemetery prairie in Paxton! GPF will “cut the ribbon” on our purchase of this critically endangered tallgrass prairie habitat at 2 pm. The public is welcome. More information at https://www.grandprairiefriends.org/events/2022-fall-membership-meeting-and-prospect-prairie-ribbon-cutting
November 6, 2022 The 24th 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, and race awards. 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. The deadline for race sign-up with a t-shirt is October 23. Other race entries can register up through event day onsite.
Registration is open now at https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Urbana/RattlesnakeMaster
Grand Prairie Friends Land Trust PO BOX 36 Urbana IL 61803
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