Champaign, Ill. (WCIA)

Rattlesnake Master is a native prairie plant- hence the namesake annual race hosted by Grand Prairie Friends.

Sat Oct 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 2pm. Public 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.
Deadline for race sign up with t-shirt is October 23. Other race entries can register up through event day onsite.

Registration open now at

Grand Prairie Friends Land Trust
PO BOX 36 Urbana IL 61803