RUNNING OF THE BULLS - Historic Downtown Pensacola
130 E. Government Street Pensacola, FL
The 11th Annual “Running of the Bulls” will take place in Historic Downtown Pensacola to benefit USO of Northwest Florida. The Running of the Bulls main event will begin Saturday’s Encierro, a reenactment of Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls. This annual event, made famous by author Earnest Hemingway, includes participants chased by angry horned bulls. The Seville Quarter Encierro features a meaner breed of bulls—members of the West Florida Roller Derby dressed in costumes that are not soon forgotten! Come try and outrun the Derby Girls if you dare. The first cannon will fire at the start/finish line at Seville Quarter at 9a.m., releasing the runners onto the approximately 1.5-mile course around Downtown Pensacola. Soon after, the second cannon will fire, and the “Bulls” will be released wielding whiffle bats to chase down the runners. Costumes are encouraged and awards will be given in several fun categories. Runners, walkers, strollers, and children are welcome. Registration cost is $30 and includes a St. Fermin Commemorative T-shirt and USO bandana, as well as a wristband for complimentary beer and soft drinks at the post-event awards ceremony. Register at www.pensabulls.com. Online registration closes at midnight on October 6th. Packet pickup and late registration will be available on Friday October 7th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. as well as at Seville Quarter from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. the morning of the event. Late registration is $40 and T-shirt sizes and quantities are not guaranteed, so register today!