Rattler Run 2023

44th annual Rattler Run goes live on April 29!

Join us on Saturday, Apr. 29, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. and run, walk, or push (i.e. wheelchairs and strollers) around a scenic 3km, 5km, or 10km course starting and finishing on Medicine Hat College's main campus. Runners/walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to get in on the fun!


Event Information

Entries will be limited to the first 1000 entrants. Register early to avoid disappointment!

*Note: Ages as of race day – Apr. 29, 2023

Registration Information

  • Early bird online registration and payment opens Feb. 14, 2023. Register here!
  • If you prefer not to use online registration, please contact to make alternate arrangements.
  • Family and Friends Rate: $5 deduction per entry for groups of 5 or more who register together.
  • School Group, Club, and Corporate Rate:  Contact for special pricing for groups of 12 or more.

Note: The online processing fee is included in your entry fee.

Early Bird
Feb. 14 - Apr. 9
Apr. 10 - 27
3km Fun Run
(17 & under)
$25  $30
3km Fun Run
(18 +)
$45  $50
5km Race
(all ages)
$45  $50
10km Race
(all ages)
$45  $50

Age Categories

3km Fun Run
5km Race 10km Race
12 and under
12 and under 17 and under
13-17 13-17 18-29
18-29 30-39
30-39 40-49
40-49 50-59
  60-69 70+


The runs will start and finish in front of the main doors of Medicine Hat College with three distances to choose from:

  • 3km Fun Run: A flat and scenic loop around the college grounds
  • 5km Race: The 3km course, plus a short trip into and back from Kin Coulee Park via the College Avenue hill
  • 10km Race: The 5km course, plus a journey around Kin Coulee Park and up and down the bike path connecting the community of Kensington to the park

This year’s courses are the same as the 2022 Rattler Run courses.

Start Times

  • 10km Race – 10:30 a.m.
  • 5km Race – 10:40 a.m.
  • 3 km Fun Run – 10:50 a.m.

Awards ceremonies will take place about 20 to 30 minutes after the final finisher of each race.

Race Package, Bib, and T-shirt Pickup
Friday, Apr. 28, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pick up your race bib, race swag, and pre-ordered t-shirts on Friday, Apr. 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Medicine Hat College main foyer. Please pick up your bib, etc. on Friday if at all possible – limited pick-up availability on race day Saturday between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Rattler Run T-Shirts

 A limited number of very cool 2023 Rattler Run t-shirts may be purchased online while supplies last for $17.50. 

Race Day Parking

Due to road closures to accommodate the run courses, please park in the Cultural Centre, Library, West, or North parking lots on the MHC campus. View parking map

Timing and Results

Chip timing provided by Race Pro Timing.  Live, online results will be available immediately following your finish. Full results will be posted at

  • Medals to the top 3 in each age category for all three distances.
  • Downloadable finisher’s certificate for each finisher.
  • Special Rattler Run race memento (i.e. heat/cold bag) and discount coupons.
  • Post-race refreshments.
  • Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place men overall and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place women in the both the 5 km race and the 10 km race (Overall places will be determined by gun time, not chip time).

Overall Place

Volunteer for the Rattler Run! 

Do you have a few hours to spare on race day or in the days leading up to race day? If so, we'd love to have you volunteer for the Rattler Run. We need people to direct runners on the course, hand out water and food, set up equipment, etc. All volunteers will receive a spiffy 2023 Rattler Run Volunteer t-shirt for their efforts.

If you'd like to get involved, please e-mail Trever Turner at and he'll find you a job.

On Wednesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Crowfoot Room at the MHC Campus, we will be having a Volunteers' Meeting where you will be able to pick up your t-shirt and get details about your volunteer assignment. Bring your appetite; pizza will be served. 


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Thank You...

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Contact Us

Rattler Run

Bill Corcoran
Race Director & Registration