One of my bucket list items is to attend the running of the bulls in Pamplona (technically known as an encierro).
I don’t know anyone who has done it, so I would like to try it. I think it could be quite exciting to run with the crowd, and try to avoid being trampled by a 400lb moving hamburger.
I do have some concerns around it, not so much the keep ahead of the hamburger, but rather getting lost in the crowd, in a country where I don’t know the language very well. The run isn’t very far though, it is about 903 yards which is shorter than an American football field. Although 200-300 people are injured in the run each year (mostly contusions from falls), only 15 people have died in the past 100 years.
Turns out, I don’t actually have to fly all the way to Spain to get my bull run on. I can do it right here in the good ole US of A! Cave Creek, Arizona hosted their 4th Annual Running of the Bulls this past weekend.
Something I may need to look in to in the future….
Incase you are interested, here is the original article I found: .: Running of the Bulls USA | Cave Creek, Arizona :..
Anyone interested in running with me (and the bulls)?
- The Stroll of the Bulls: Arizona Keeps It Tamer (nytimes.com)
- An Alternative to the Running of the Bulls (spaintravelguide.com)