The 23rd 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.
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 7, 2021 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 Information: The 5K race circles Meadowbrook Park. The 10K race circles Meadowbrook Park and adjacent areas. All races end in a trail run. Course maps available at: www.grandprairiefriends.org
Packet Pickup: Race packets available noon-5pm on Saturday, November 6 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 is held at the Garden Pavilion. Food and beverage free to participants. Music from local artists. Medals awarded for the 5K & 10K runs in the following age categories: 0-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over. Medals awarded for the 5K Walk in the following age categories: 0-35, 36-49, 50 & Over.
T-Shirts: T-shirts (cotton) are available for entrants who register before midnight, Thursday, October 28.
Thank you to this year's sponsors
- Royce & Brinkmeyer Apartments - T-Shirt Sponsor
- Prospect Bank - Chip Timing Sponsor
- Serra Ventures
- Birkey's Farm Store
- Iriquois Federal Bank, Champaign
- Taylor Studios
- Mack's Twin City Recycling
- Lindsay Hans Dentistry
- Illinois Native Plant Society - Forest Glen
- Illinois Portable Toilets
- The Nate Evans Group
- Minuteman Press
- Campus Ink
- Original Pancake House
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