Date: Nov 05, 2022
Location: Austin, Texas
Region: South Central - Texas
Directions: Get Directions
Austin Rattler Run
Hosted at the Reveille Peak Ranch in Austin, TX, the Austin Rattler Run is a Leadville Race Series event. The course features a challenging and fun combination of terrain with gorgeous views of the Texas Hill Country. Offering 10k, 33k, or 66k race options focused around a 33k course, you can complete the 33k loop twice to qualify for the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva. The coveted Leadville Qualifying badge makes this run special having the opportunity to compete for a coveted spot in the famous Leadville race. The 33k loop includes some awesome single-track sections, open fire roads, and granite shelves with enough technicality and variation to keep things interesting. The course is nothing ordinary with the course taking place on a stunning 1,300 acre Reveille Peak Ranch with well-stocked aid stations occurring every 10 miles. It would not be an event in Austin without some well-earned fun post-race so there is live music, BBQ, and beer all taking place lakeside. The Austin Rattler Run is also the same weekend as Austin’s main mountain biking event of the summer, Austin Rattler MTB, extreme trail runners and mountain bikers can celebrate together.
There are further details about camping and lodging on official site but Austin, Texas has many options if you want to stay within city limits. Both Canyon of the Eagles and Lone Star Court are luxury hotels near Reveille Peak Ranch. In addition to the post-race BBQ, Austin has many unique restaurants that are worth trying out if you are in the area beyond race day. For local culture and products, try Odd Duck, modern Mexican can be found at ATX Cocina, and standard Texas steakhouse at Jeffrey’s.
The Leadville Race Series started in 1983 with just a single race through the Rocky Mountains. Produced by Life Time Events, it has expanded in the United States with multiple running and biking events. For trail running, the series includes the following summer events presented by La Sportiva; Leadville Trail 100 Run, Austin Rattler Run, Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half, Silver Rush 5 Run, and Leadville Trail 10K. Due to popularity and participant demand, the challenging series also invites runners to a 3-day camp, Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp. It is a long weekend of getting to know your fellow racers through intense training with expert runners but celebrating the amazing scenery of the Rocky Mountains with great food and great trails.
For those who are also interested in mountain biking, Leadville Race Series has many MTB events throughout the summer and fall. In fact, the Austin Rattler MTB takes place the same weekend at the same location, creating a wonderful festival environment and a chance to make it a two race weekend!