19th Annual Rattlesnake Master Run for the Prairie


Thanks to all who participated and volunteered. The run results may be found at http://grandprairiefriends.org/rattlesnakemaster2016results.php


Meadowbrook Park in Urbana, IL

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

To Benefit:

Grand Prairie Friends, a non-profit group committed to preserving and restoring tallgrass prairie and woodlands in east central IL.

About the Race

Race begins on Race St. near Clark-Lindsey Village just south of Windsor Rd and ends at the Garden Pavilion in Meadowbrook Park. Park in the area near the Meadowbrook Garden Pavilion.

parking lot diagramThe 5K race circles Meadowbrook Park. The 10K race includes Meadowbrook and adjacent areas.  All races end in a trail run. 

Race starts at 9:00 am. Don't forget the time change.


No dogs, strollers, or hiking poles. No refunds. You must be present to win door prizes.


Register online at http://www.active.com/urbana-il/running/distance-running-races/rattlesnake-master-run-for-the-prairie-2016?int= until midnight, Friday, Nov. 4, (fees apply) or mail this downloadable form to: Body n’ Sole, Attn: Rattlesnake Master, 1317 Dunlap, Savoy, IL 61874.  Checks payable to “Grand Prairie Friends”.  Shirts available for those who register online or mail form by Friday, Oct 28.

Packet Pick-up:

Race packets may be picked-up noon-5:00 p.m. Saturday,Nov. 5 at Body n' Sole, corner of Rt. 45 South and Curtis Rd., 1317 Dunlap, Savoy 61874; (217- 356-8926).

Packets will also be available at the Race Street pavilion at Meadowbrook Park on the morning of the race at 8:00-8:45 a.m.

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 prize drawings are held at the Garden Pavilion.  Food and beverage free to participants.


Presented to the top three male and female participants in each race and age category.  Walk awards are co-ed.

5K/10K Runs: Ages 0-14, 15-19,

 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over

5K Walk: Ages 0-35, 36-49, 50 & over

Rattlesnake Master 5K Course

5K Rattlesnake Master course map

Rattlesnake Master 10K Course

2016 Rattlesnake Master 10 K trail map

Entry Fees:

Register by midnight, Oct. 28

No Shirt - $15
Shirt - $20
Register after Oct 28 - $25
Sorry, no shirt

**New Member Special:**

Join Grand Prairie Friends, enter race, and get a shirt (if registered by Oct 28) for $50

Send questions to:
rattlesnake [at] grandprairiefriends [dot] org