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Rattler Trail Races

10k, 25k, and 50k

April 19, 2025

Palmer Park

Colorado Springs, Colorado

About Rattler Trail Races

Rattler was created to feature the amazing trails of Palmer Park, one of Colorado Springs' best city parks.  Runners are treated to views of the city below and famous Pikes Peak in the distance.  While they traverse the single track, sandstone bluffs and unique rock formations rise up around them. 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!

Rattler Trail Race Guide
Cupless Aid Station Information

That's right! We have gone cupless!


What does that mean?

  • Bring your own re-useable cup (Mad Moose Hydrapak cups are available for purchase during packet pick-up)

  • 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.

Travel Information

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

Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, April 18, 2025

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

Location:   Colorado Running Company

5262 North Nevada Avenue #140

Colorado Springs, CO 80918​

The Colorado Running Company is a long time sponsor of Mad Moose Events!

While you're there, take a look around!

Race Day Packet Pick-up

Saturday, April 19, 2025

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 (Click for Google Map)

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 19, 2025

Starts at 6:15 a.m.

Check-in and Packet Pickup at the starting line

7:00 a.m. – 50k and 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.


The FAQ page contains information about:


-Race rules

-Distance Changes

-Cancellation directions and refund policy

-Other runner requirements. 


Find the results hosted on UltraSignup!

Race Photos

Races photos are taken by Redgoat Photography, a local Colorado Springs photographer. You can find race photos after the event here

Volunteer with Mad Moose

Join the Mad Moose Herd and make a difference in the running community by volunteering at one of our upcoming events. As a volunteer, you'll have the chance to support your favorite race company and help fellow runners achieve their goals. And as a thank you for your time and effort, we offer 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!)

But volunteering isn't just about the rewards - it's also a chance to give back to this amazing community and be a part of something truly special. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just love being a part of the action, we have volunteer opportunities for everyone.

Click here for more information on how you can get involved and make a difference. Together, we can create unforgettable experiences for runners and show our appreciation for this incredible community.

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