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Running of the Bulls with Families

In Bull Runner's Blog by Mark Hellmann Regouby

One of the best qualities of San Fermín Festival is that everyone can enjoy it. Bringing your children to Pamplona is a fantastic idea if you want them to experience a memorable, unique vacation. For all nine days of Fiesta, the city is filled with fun, tradition and activities for all ages. The Running of the Bulls is a safe …

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Running of the Bulls® 2018 Dates

In Bull Runner's Blog by Mark Hellmann Regouby

The Running of the Bulls 2018 dates are July 7 – 14, 2018, while the San Fermin Festival runs from July 6, 2018 at Noon, until July 14, 2018 at Midnight. Here is a list of what day these dates fall on in 2018 and the general focus of each day: Thursday, July 5, 2018: Arrival day for those who want …

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Does Pamplona look different #throughGlass?

In Bull Runner's Blog by Mark Hellmann Regouby

Running of the Bulls 2013 had a new addition… out of the 1 million people who descended on Pamplona, two of them were wearing Google Glass, the bleeding edge wearable technology from Google. Even though you couldn’t buy the device in stores, that didn’t stop members of Google’s test group, the Google Glass Explorers from signing up for two free …

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Corporate Hospitality at the Running of the Bulls

In Bull Runner's Blog by Mark Hellmann Regouby

The Running of the Bulls® is the perfect place to entertain clients, partners and prospects. In fact, many people return to Pamplona year after year to reward their high-performing employees and give them the experience of a lifetime.  Since the festival is already on many people’s bucket list, you’ll get credit for making a lifetime dream come true.  Our Pamplona …

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Playing with Fire

In Bull Runner's Blog by Mark Hellmann Regouby

No one has to fear the Toro de Fuego, but many kids, and some adults, do. The first Fire Bull was mentioned in the Bull Chronicles of the 17th century – when a real bull carried fireworks on its back. Given the obvious risks involved in that scenario, today, we get a much tamer scenario: the Hombre de Fuego (fire …

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Honoring the Traditions of Fiesta

In Bull Runner's Blog by Mark Hellmann Regouby

Who are these Pamploneses and what are they celebrating? Navarra is a proud region, with a rich history dating back to the founding of Pamplona in 74 A.D. While we are a semi-autonomous region of Spain, the Kingdom of Navarra still enjoys its own laws, its own police force, and its own strong ideals. Having survived centuries of political and …

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Don’t Miss the 6th!

In Bull Runner's Blog by Mark Hellmann Regouby

July 6th is one of the most unique experiences at the Running of the Bulls – even though the bulls aren’t running yet, there’s still a spectacle in-store. This is the day of the Chupinazo (Txupinazo in Basque) – the Opening Ceremonies that kick off the San Fermín Festival at Noon. If you want to really be able enjoy this …

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An Introduction To Toreo, ‘The Art Of Bullfighting’

In Bull Runner's Blog by Mark Hellmann Regouby

By ALEXANDER FISKE-HARRISON BACKGROUND La corrida de toros does not translate as bullfight – an English word that originally referred to bull-baiting with dogs – but as ‘the coursing of bulls’, coursing being a form of running hunt. A nobleman on a light horse and armed with a lance would show his horsemanship and courage by killing a savage wild …

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Alexander Fiske-Harrison

In Bull Runner's Blog by Mark Hellmann Regouby

Alexander Fiske-Harrison is a British author, journalist, conservationist, bull-runner and former bull-fighter. He grew up in England before moving to Spain. He studied large mammal biology and animal behaviour at the University of Oxford. He also trained as a bullfighter in Andalusia with matadors including Juan José Padilla, Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez and Eduardo Dávila Miura. His book Into The Arena: …