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Big Meat Run 2020
June 19 - June 21
A Date HAS BEEN SET!
The 20th anniversary of the Big Meat Run will take place on June 19th through 21st in beautiful Disney, Oklahoma! Make your plans now!
This is the CAN’T-MISS EVENT of the rock crawling calendar every year in Disney.
Thousands of rock crawlers, jeepers, 4×4 enthusiasts, and folks that just want to see what’s up will be descending on Disney businesses and South Grand Lake for a weekend of crawling and fun.
You also MUST get your accommodations handled early… there literally is not room to be had for miles around during BMR – and with this year’s change to June and all of the additional people that will be in the area for their normal Grand Lake summer fun… well, fahget aboutit.
If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Disney City Hall for that at (918) 435-8242.
A Huge thanks to John and Edie Sumner for all of the time they put in to make this happen each year!
Also please note, we will do our best to keep you informed with the details, but the best way to stay informed about all the happenings associated with the Big Meat Run is to follow their Event page on Facebook – you can do that HERE.
Update From GRDA Ahead of 2020 Big Meat Run
The annual off-road pilgrimage for rock crawling enthusiasts below the Pensacola Dam is one of the largest such events in the country.
The event was originally scheduled for March, but had to be cancelled due to high waters in the off-road area, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.
But organizers are committed to make sure the 20th anniversary of the BMR goes on as planned, and the new dates for the BMR have been scheduled for June 19-21.
Also impacting the March event was the closure of about 50 acres of the off-road area due to the presence of a nesting bald eagle. We are pleased to report that our juvenile eagle is doing well and we are able to open the area around the nest to the public.
We also remind those that are attending the BMR that because of multiple high-water events in the river channels over the past year, the off-road areas below the dam have changed in many areas.
Some popular trail areas that you may have been able to access in the past, may now be covered in water in the Grand River channel, so please use caution.
Those that plan to attend the event are reminded that social distancing practices are still needed, so make sure you give enough personal space to others.
GRDA Officers will be present during the event to help those attending and to enforce the following rules, as well as applicable State laws on the state properties below Pensacola Dam.
- Consuming distilled spirits in public is a violation of Oklahoma state law. Consumption of alcoholic beverages, beer and wine will not be tolerated while operating or riding in a vehicle, motorcycle or ATV. Operating a vehicle, motorcycle, or ATV while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated.
- Helmets must be worn by all operators AND passengers who are under the age of eighteen (18) in any off-road vehicle, or vehicle being used for off-road activities, any motorcycles, and any ATV’s.
- Children who are required by law to be in a properly installed and secured child seat based on age and size, and are in a vehicle with a ROPS, may be properly secured in the seat without a helmet.
- There are some areas of the GRDA properties that are restricted, such as immediately below the dam & spillways. Areas that are covered by Rip-Rap are also considered restricted areas, as well as areas marked by signs and barricades. DO NOT ENTER or attempt to drive in these areas. Patrons shall not cross the zones which are barricaded and marked off, or they will be subject to trespassing.
We highly recommend that people visiting the Pensacola Dam off-road areas be familiar with the regulations pertaining to the use of the state properties and the areas that will be restricted for public access by reviewing the provided map of the area.
The off-road regulations and an area map are available free to the public at the GRDA Ecological and Education Center, located on the west side of the Pensacola Dam or you can see them below.