Rattler Trail Races

10k, 25k, and 50k

April 16, 2022

Palmer Park

Colorado Springs, Colorado

About Rattler Trail Races

Rattler was created to feature one of Colorado Springs' best city parks, Palmer Park.  Runners will enjoy views of the city and Pikes Peak from the sandstone bluffs, while running all of the best trails the park has to offer! Even though the course does not have much vertical gain, it will test runners with its technical trails. The start and finish line is located at Maizeland and Academy.  Come out and enjoy this amazing trail system, right in the heart of the city!

Course Information

Aid Station Mileage, Cutoff Times, and Course Limit Information

Rattler Trail Race Guide
Cupless Aid Station Information

That's right! We have gone cupless!


What does that mean?

  • Water dispensers will be located at the start/finish line and at every aid station.

  • Runners can use these to fill bladders, bottles​, and reusable cups

  • Gloved volunteers will pour sodas/misc drinks into runners' reusable cups.

  • To further reduce waste at aid stations, runners may bring a small reusable bag or bowl for food.

  • Reusable bowls are optional but a great way to reduce waste.

Travel Information

Check out the Travel Page for information about lodging and recreation!

Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, April 15, 2022

Time: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Location:   Colorado Running Company

5262 North Nevada Avenue #140

Colorado Springs, CO 80918​

Race Day Packet Pick-up

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Starts at 6:15 a.m.

Check-in and Packet Pickup at the starting line


Information Regarding Packet Pickup Process:

  • You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet.

  • Runners may pick up the goody bag and shirt of a registered runner, who will not be in attendance.

  • Runners may not pick up someone else's bib.  

  • Entries are non-transferable

  • See race guide for all information about packet pickup.

Directions to Start/Finish Line

GPS Coordinates: 38.86895, -104.75960

Palmer Park is located in Colorado Springs at Maizeland and Academy, the physical address is 3560 Maizeland Road.  The start will be located near the pavilion and baseball diamonds. 

Race Morning Schedule

Race Day Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Starts at 6:15 a.m.

Check-in and Packet Pickup at the starting line

7:00 a.m. – 50k start

7:30 a.m. – 25k start

8:00 a.m. - 10k start

10 minutes before each race start - Pre-race announcement


Finish Line Information

The finish line is located in the exact same location as the starting line. We will be serving runner approved goodies! We'll also have water, soda, etc available.

Runner Perks

All runners will receive a custom race shirt and a finishers' medal.


Read about pricing, race rules, cancellation directions and refund policy, or runner requirements. Check out our FAQ page!  

Volunteer with Mad Moose

Do you like helping your fellow runners succeed? Do you want to support your favorite race company? Do you enjoy giving back to this awesome community? Consider volunteering at one of our future events! As if getting to give back to the running community wasn’t enough, we want to show our gratitude by having all volunteers earn credits toward FREE race entries of your choice! (Friends and Family - You can earn race credits for your runner to use toward their next Mad Moose Event!)


Click HERE for more details about volunteering with Mad Moose!


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