2019 Pamplona Bull Run Injuries

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The possibility of suffering life-threatening wounds are part and parcel of the Running of the Bulls – Spain’s largest and most famous bull running event.  The San Fermin Festival runs for nine days in Pamplona every July, and each year dozens of people are seriously hurt as they navigate the twisting cobblestoned streets with six massive bulls that will be …

Is the Pamplona Bull Run Too Safe?

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Is the Pamplona bull run too safe? According to some veteran participants, the traditional festivity is losing its thrills and heart-pounding moments, despite the fact that life-threatening gorings and numerous injuries still happen every year. Precautions taken to increase bull run safety This past July, experienced runners staged a protest just before a Thursday morning encierro. Their complaint: that recent …

Near-Death Bull Run Selfie

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A California man made headlines for bull run selfie gone horribly wrong when he was almost killed during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain this summer. Jaime Alvarez, who practices law in San Francisco, had completed the 875-meter run unscathed and decided to make a quick selfie video as a keepsake. Near-Death Bull Run Selfie That decision proved …

2019 Pamplona Bull Run Protest

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Experienced runners argue that the adrenaline high of the annual Running of the Bulls has diminished greatly in recent years. Protesters staged a sit-in on Day 5 of the annual Spanish festival, claiming that the world-famous encierros lack the danger and thrills of years past.   Early in the morning of Thursday July 11,  dozens of veteran runners gathered on …

Cancelled Bull Run

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Torrential rain sparked flash floods in Navarra this past July, as the Cidacos River breached its banks, inundating the region with more than four meters of water in less than 6 hours. The deadly floodwaters affected multiple towns in northern Spain, including La Rioja, Olite, Aragon, Castille, Valencia, and Pamplona – home of the San Fermin Festival. Canceled bull run …

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Running of the Bulls® 2020 Dates

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The Running of the Bulls 2020 will be here before we know it and many people are already scheduling their trips. The Running of the Bulls 2020 dates are July 7 – 14, 2020 in Pamplona, Spain. The San Fermin Festival runs from July 6, 2020 at Noon, until July 14, 2020 at Midnight. If you are interested in joining …

NFL Player Josh Norman at the Running of the Bulls

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Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman pursued one of his most thrilling bucket list items this summer. The NFL player ventured to Pamplona, Spain, for the 2019 Running of the Bulls, an iconic feature of the San Fermin Festival. The 31-year-old Norman is a veteran globetrotter, using his off-season months to explore sights across the world. According to previous interviews, the …

Runner’s Recap with Dennis Clancey July 11th

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Veteran bull runner Dennis Clancey recaps highlights from the Pamplona Bull Run July 11. During the 8-day festival, as many as 3,000 people participate in the morning encierros, and today’s event was packed with hundreds of excited partakers ready for the run of their lives. The July 11 bull run is the fourth encierro of the season, pitting runners against …

Runner’s Recap with Dennis Clancey July 10th

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Check out a recap of Encierro Day 4 with your Running of the Bulls.com host, Dennis Clancey. Today’s bull run features prized toros from the Garcigrande ranch hailing from Domingo Hernández de Alaraz, Salamanca. In this video recap, you can see just how dangerous and unpredictable the Pamplona bull runs can be, especially when a bull breaks away from the …

Runner’s Recap with Dennis Clancy July 8

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Dennis Clancey, a veteran bull runner and director of the acclaimed documentary, Chasing Red, recaps the July 8th bull run in Pamplona. This was the second run of the 2014 season, which turned out to be a fairly clean undertaking, with no serious injuries or gorings. This beloved San Fermin tradition lures over a million spectators every July, who descend …