Rattlesnake Master Run for the Prairie 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018
Meadowbrook Park Race St. and Windsor Rd UrbanaIL  61801
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Meadowbrook Park Race St. and Windsor Rd UrbanaIL  61801

About This Activity

The 21st 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, a raffle, 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.

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 4, 2018 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.  Course map available at: www.grandprairiefriends.org

Packet Pickup: Race packets available noon-5pm on Saturday, November 3 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.

Raffle: New this year, we are holding a raffle open to runners, spectators, and volunteers.  Prizes will include generous donations from Body n' Sole, Orgain, and Grand Prairie Friends.

Tickets will be $1 each or 6 tickets for $5 available the day of the race.   The ticket must be present to win and the winning numbers will be pulled at approximately 10:30am race day.

Post Race Activities: The awards presentation and numerous door prize drawings are held at the Garden Pavilion.  Food and beverage free to participants.

T-Shirts: T-shirts (cotton) are available for entrants who register before midnight, Thursday, October 26. 

Fund Raising: You can help further the mission of Grand Prairie Friends by asking friends and families to donate in your honor using crowdrise.   An award will be presented to the top fund-raiser.   Visit this site to set up your personal or team fund-raising page. https://www.crowdrise.com/rattlesnake-master-run-for-the-prairie-2018


  • No dogs, strollers, or hiking poles.
  • No refunds (including cancellation due to weather).
  • Must be present to win drawing prizes.
  • Have fun.

Questions: rattlesnake@grandprairiefriends.org


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