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Oklahoma’s Do-Wacka-Do Trail Run Update

For those interested or considering the Do-Wacka-Do Trail Run (50k/25k/5 mile) on September 10th at the Sandy Sanders WMA in Erick, Oklahoma,  there are some unforeseen challenges in play.

A glimpse of the Do-Wacka-Do experience from 2010.

What’s Going On?

As of January 1st 2011, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is requiring an Oklahoma hunting, fishing, or Passport license to enter any Wildlife Management Area. The Do-Wacka-Do trail run takes place in such an area.

What is the impact to the event?

Per race director Joel Everett, if you are 18 or younger, 65 or older, or have a Oklahoma hunting or fishing license – nothing changes. For everyone else you will have to have a Oklahoma hunting or fishing license, or  a Conservation Passport License ($26, least expensive option for out-of-state athletes).

This recent situation is not included in the event fee and would be required to race at the event. Joel realizes this is a significant cost and has worked diligently in trying to determine a fair solution for single day use such as his trail run but the state has not budged and will likely not, at least for 2011.

Feedback Request

Joel is concerned about the impact of the additional state license requirement/cost but will continue with the 2011 event if he can “confirm” 50 entrants. Registration fees are $15 (5 mile), $40 (25 km), and $60 (50 km). The 50/25k registration price includes a tech t-shirt, finisher award, goody bag, after-race meal, 2 free beverage tickets, and a free entry in the Roger Miller Museum.

If you are planning to attend the event regardless of the additional license requirement, please notify Joel and the Do-Wacka-Do team in one of the following ways:

If you know of other’s that may be interested in this adventure, feel free to pass it along to them as well.

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David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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