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The 24th Annual Rattlesnake Master Run for the Prairie and Other Events

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

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.

Grand Prairie Friends Land Trust PO BOX 36 Urbana IL 61803

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