21st Annual Rattlesnake Master Run for the Prairie

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 9:00 am

Meadowbrook Park in Urbana, IL

To Benefit:

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


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 map Rattlesnake Master Run


The 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.


Register online at http://www.active.com/ until midnight, Friday, Nov. 2, (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 Thursday, Oct 25.

Packet Pick-up:

Race packets may be picked-up noon-5:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 3 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 am.

Race Day Registration:

Race day entries accepted from 8:00 – 8:45 am. Registration located at the Garden Pavilion in Meadowbrook Park.


No dogs, strollers, or hiking poles. No refunds (including cancellation due to weather). You must be present to win door prizes.

Post-Race Activities:

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

Publicize the Race

Downloadable pdf - a flyer that can be printed and posted to advertise the race. It also contains a registration form.

Help Us Raise Funds:

Ask family and friends to donate to Grand Prairie Friends in your honor. An award is given to the largest fundraiser. Learn more at: http://grandprairiefriends.org/rattleSnakeMaster/GPF.crowdrise-info.pdf

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. 25
No Shirt - $20
Shirt - $25
Register after Oct. 25 - $25
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**New Member Special:**

Join Grand Prairie Friends, enter race, and get a shirt (if registered by Oct. 25) for $50

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