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!
See the 2020 Race Guide for safetly guidelines, race procedures and rules, maps, aid station information and more.
*You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet and timing chip. This includes race morning packet pick-up. We encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day morning to eliminate issues on the morning of the race.
Directions to Start/Finish Line
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 10, 2021
50k: 6:00 a.m.- 6:45 a.m.
25k: 6:00 a.m.- 7:15 a.m.
10k: 6:00 a.m.- 7:45 a.m.
Check-in and Packet Pickup at the starting line
7 a.m. – 50k start
7:30 a.m. – 25k start
8 a.m. - 10k start
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.
All runners will receive a custom race shirt and a finishers' medal.