US Great Bull Run to begin August 24

Jul 28, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan speaks with the media following the suspended training camp practice at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, at least Rex Ryan won’t have to travel as far.

For all those who have dreamed of running with the bulls in Pamplona but are unable to afford the travel costs, you’re in luck! It was announced on Saturday that a US version of the famous bovine race will commence on August 24th in Richmond, Virginia. Called The Great Bull Run, the event will actually be the first in a series of races. A second bull run is already planed for October 19th in Atlanta.

Rob Dickens, co-founder and chief operating officer of The Great Bull Run, explained his reasoning for bringing the dangerous/exciting event to the United States to the AP:

I think it’s just a progression where we are becoming more and more active as a society. There’s this fitness craze that started with running. I think this is just an extension of all that, but making it more interesting to the general public.


You can go running down the street anytime you want, but to run with bulls — that’s something that doesn’t come along very often.

There’s no news yet as to if they’ll be a Great Alligator Swim, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed!

[Source: Associated Press]

Topics: Pamplona, Running Of The Bulls

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