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Austin Rattler Run

April 1, 2018 | Rocky Hill Ranch

Register Now Join us for a 10K, 33K or 66K trail run on dirt roads and singletrack through the Texas countryside at the Austin Rattler Run, produced by Youphoria Productions. This is the perfect kickoff for your race season, and 66K runners have a shot at earning a spot in the Leadville Trail 100 Run.

The race starts and fnishes at Rocky Hill Ranch headquarters (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957), and the course consists of roughly 50% dirt road and 50% single track. Each loop is 20.7 miles beginning with a fast 7 miles of dirt roads heading to the north end of the ranch, then continuing with some of the sweetest single track in Texas. Runners make their way back to the start, see all their closest friends and family, then hit the loop again. We’ll have loads of aid station support to fuel your run, and the post-race party will knock your socks off.
> View the 66K/33K course map
> View the 10K course map

Please note: Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.

There is an 11-hour time limit to finish the race. No runner will be allowed to start lap 2 after 11:30 a.m.

There will be four aid stations per lap:
Aid Station 1 — Mile 6 (mile 4 for 10K racers): Fluids only (water and Roctane)
Aid Station 2 — Mile 10.5: Fluids, chips, pretzels, M&M’s and Gu Gel
Aid Station 3 — Mile 16 : Fluids only (water and Roctane)
Aid Station 4 — Mile 20.7: Fluids, chips, pretzels, M&M’s, Gu Gel, bananas, oranges, watermelon and PB&J sandwiches

Drop bags can be left at the designated area near the start/finish on Sunday morning. Bags must be claimed Sunday evening.

• 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup — PHOTO ID REQUIRED
Mellow Johnny's (400 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78704)

• 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup — PHOTO ID REQUIRED
Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)

• 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration and packet pickup — PHOTO ID REQUIRED
Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)

• 5:00 a.m. – 5:45 a.m.Packet pickup and registration — PHOTO ID REQUIRED
Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)
• 6:00 a.m. 66K race start – Headlamp required!
• 6:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 33K packet pickup and registration
• 9:00 a.m. 33K & 10K race start

  • T-shirt
  • Finisher medal
  • Beer
  • Post-race meal


Solo 66K$125
Solo 33K$90
Solo 10K$50

Please understand that Austin Rattler does not allow refunds or transfers for all race entries and registration fees unless you have purchased the registration refund coverage option and have a covered reason. If you wish to defer your entry to the 2019 race please understand that your entry will roll over only one year for a charge of $30. All deferments must be confirmed by Youphoria Productions ( at least one week prior to the race.

> Learn more

Leadville Trail 100 Run qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. Qualifying slot winners MUST BE PRESENT, as the roll-down qualifiers rule will be in effect at each event. All qualifier slots will be awarded and redeemed on race day. You must pay your entry to the LT100 Run within the three days after the event. You will have the option to register for the current year or the following year's LT100 Run and must decide when accepting your qualification slot. All entries into the LT100 Run are non-transferrable.
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Check out the 2017 Athlete Guide for detailed schedules, course information and more. The 2018 Athlete Guide will be posted closer to the event date.
> View the Athlete Guide

Running some of the country’s finest trails wouldn’t be possible without support from grassroots organizations like 787 Racing — the 2018 Austin Rattler Run charity partner. When you donate to 787 during the race registration process 100% of your donation goes toward multi-use trail maintenance and improvements at Buescher State Park located just outside of Smithville.

About 787 Racing
We're a grassroots organization of cyclists that are passionate about every element of what cycling brings to our lives and that of others. We believe in having fun on a bike — be it recreational, commuting, training or racing.

Our goals are to serve our membership in a meaningful way, advance a healthy and responsible lifestyle that includes cycling, share our passion for cycling with each other and our community, embody a positive and desired image for those who support us, and to give back to the community in which we live. Our operations and all objectives are open and will be conducted in the best interests of our members and our supporters. Our membership includes cyclists of all abilities and all ages — our membership is our strength and our value.
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Awards will be handed out on Sunday as the runners cross the finish line. Awards will be three deep in each division. Age groups are male/female in 10-year increments (20-29, 30-39, etc.).


  • Fees: Fee for day use is $10 per person, per day. Day use includes mountain biking, hiking, trail running and picnics.
  • Tent camping: Fee for tent camping overnight is $15 per tent, per night. A $10 day use fee per person, per day, also applies. Children ages 12 and under receive free admission.
  • RV camping: To make an RV reservation, please email Pam Hill at with your request. Fee for RV camping overnight is $30 per RV spot, per night. A $10 day use fee per person, per day, also applies. Two new 50Amp and two new 30Amp RV spaces have been added. There are 26 RV spots available.
  • Amenities: Showers and bathrooms with flush toilets are provided for all ranch visitors. Ice and firewood can be purchased at the food trailer.

BASTROP, TX (about 15 minutes away from Rocky Hill Ranch)

(about an hour away from Rocky Hill Ranch)

  • Hotel San Jose 512-444-7322 or 800-8897
  • Austin Hotel 512-441-1157
  • Hyatt Regency 512-477-1234
  • Wyndham Garden 512-448-2444

AUSTIN AIRPORT area (about an hour away from Rocky Hill Ranch)

  • La Quinta Inn 512-386-6800
  • Holiday Inn Express 800-465-4329
  • Courtyard 866-816-8698
  • Microtel Inn and Suites 512-334-4130
  • Super 8 512-334-4130

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Special thanks to our Austin Rattler Run sponsors.For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team.