May 12, 2011 3:01 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities in Boulder say barefoot
running enthusiast Christopher McDougall was ticketed for failing to have the proper open space permits for a group barefoot run.
The Daily Camera reported that the bestselling author of "Born to Run" had scheduled a group run up Flagstaff Mountain on May 1st following a book signing in downtown Boulder.
But city officials say special permits are needed for groups of twenty-five or more using open space. A ranger was waiting for McDougall and forty-one others at the end of the run, where he was ticketed.
McDougall, who lives in central Pennsylvania, says he did not know he needed a special permit when he scheduled the event. He says he was initially angry but realized he was in the wrong.
A municipal judge will decide what McDougall's fine will be.