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Who can enter the bull run? It is free to enter. Anybody over 18 yrs., sober & in good physical shape can run with the bulls once you respect the bulls by running in front & never ever touching them. Read more here about the Official bull run rules for of the Running of the Bulls
What is the bull run/encierro? The running of the bulls is the best known event of the San Fermin Festival. Each morning thousands of people run in front of 6 fighting bulls & 6 steers charging from the pens in Santo Domingo to the bullring.
When is the running of the bulls? Daily at 8am between the 7 - 14 July. If you plan on running with the bulls, be in position no later than 7:00 am. Usually the bull run lasts about 3 minutes.
Where does it take place? In the historic old town of Pamplona, starting at Santo Domingo & ending in the bullring. 850 meters in total. Starting at Santo Domingo - Mercaderes - Estafeta - Telefonica - Callejon & finishing in the Plaza de Toros bullring
Why is there a bull run? The tradition dates back to medieval times when the bulls were herded in the early morning through the streets of Pamplona to the bullring for the evening bullfight.
Is the bull run dangerous? Yes. you will be competing against 6 fighting bulls & 6 bullocks weighing a minimum of 500 kgs each plus thousands of scarred humans mainly men & some women. The main danger to the Pamplona runners will be the hundreds of scarred men who will trip & fall & pull you down to the ground with them, so be prepared to push or be pushed! Since 1924 there have been 15 recorded deaths & countless gorings, bad falls, physical damage to name just a few. The last person killed by a bull goring was bull runner Daniel Jimeno Romero, 22 years old on 10 July 2009.
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