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Pamplona 2019 Bulls Announced

The names are in! The eight ranches that will be sending their best bulls to Pamplona for San Fermin have been announced.  The order has not been determined, but the Miura are often to run on the final day, July 14.  Bill Hillmann, a bull running expert, put together brief profiles on each ranch, which helps runners prepare themselves and choose their preferred day. Join our Runners Club in order to discuss the different bull breeds and other bull running related questions with Bill. Bill manages the dedicated Runners Forum and is available live for questions in regular webinars. Pamplona Bulls 2019 La Palmosilla This Will be La Pamosilla’s first time running at San Fermin we have no stats or any…

U.S. Marines get their own dose of Spanish Bulls

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="468"] U.S. Marines navigate around bulls and heifers in southern Spain.[/caption] Running with the Bulls in Pamplona is off limits for active-duty members of the military. This is due to the huge investment in training the government has made in each soldier - they're not allowed to put that investment at risk just for fun. However, the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crises Response Africa group gets daily lessons in maneuvering around Spanish bulls and heifers at their training base in the southern coastal city of Barbate, Spain. Some of the land on the military base is leased out to farmers, who graze their herds in the surrounding fields. Fortunately, the task force has Sgt. Stephen Michaels,…

Distinguished Berkeley Alum Recounts Running With the Bulls

Joe Garret, a legendary banker and respected alum of UC Berkeley shared his story in the Winter edition of the alumni magazine. Garret was reluctant to revisit Hemingway's work, but gave in to the impulse to read him again. This set in-motion a series of events that saw him running in the streets of Pamplona next to six toro bravos. Joe went all the way with his Pamplona experience, staying at the very same hotel where Hemingway lived, the Gran Hotel La Perla, and capping off his bull run with a drink at Cafe Iruña, where Hemingway spent many an hour drinking. Having cheated death on the streets of Pamplona, and living to tell the story, Garret invoked Churchill's words ,…

Charity Running of the Bulls 5K in Jacksonville

The Arc Jacksonville is a non-profit organization, whose mission is, "to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential to participate in community life." To further that mission, the organization is hosting their 5th annual Running of the Bulls 5K on Feb 24, 2019. The "bulls" will be played by the Jacksonville RollerGirls, who will chase runners through a 5K and 1K race course. If you're in the area, take in the atmosphere and the after-party at Intuition Ale Works. Register and learn more at The Arc's Event page.

Women’s World Cup Finals and Running of the Bulls®

A total of 52 games will be played to determine the winner of the 2019 Women's World Cup. The final, in Lyon, France will be played on July 7, ,2019, which makes a perfect pairing with a visit to the World's Largest Fiesta™, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Host cities for the Women's World Cup include Montpellier, Nice, Valenciennes, Paris, Lyon, Reims, Le Havre, Grenoble, and Rennes. After spectacular tour of France watching the qualifying matches, you'll end up in Lyon for the final, just a nine-hour drive, or a six-hour flight from Pamplona. The official match schedule, including dates, times and locations for the Group Matches, Round of 16, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and 3rd Place and Final…

Donosti Cup Soccer Tournament Schedule Perfectly Fits Running of the Bulls® Dates

Every year, Pamplona is graced with the presence of young soccer athletes from around the world. They come to San Sebastian, just 45 minutes away, to play in the Donosti Cup - a highly-respected international youth soccer tournament. As the fourth largest youth soccer tournament in Europe, the 2018 Donosti Cup hosted 623 teams representing 33 countries. Since they're in the area already, many teams and families choose to make the short drive over to Pamplona to take in the Running of the Bulls. Guests can arrive in Pamplona on July 5th, take in the San Fermin Opening Ceremonies on July 6th, watch the first bull run from a balcony the morning of July 7th, and make it to San…

All About the Pamplona Apartado

The Apartado happens each afternoon during Feria del Toro, or festival of the bull, which is a central part of the larger San Fermin Festival. We already know the bull ranch (and therefore “breed”) because there is only one ranch supplying bulls for each day. That schedule is published in late Spring, you can see a sample from our June, 2017 post about the 2017 Pamplona Matador Lineup. Once the bulls run through town in the morning bull run, they are kept at the corrals in the Plaza de Toros. In the afternoon, the officials of Casa Misericordia - the charitable organization responsible for putting on the bullfights - gather with the matadors, bull owners, pastores (herders), local politicians and…

Do you know how to say ‘Running of the Bulls’ in Mexico?

The legend of the Running of the Bulls has spread all over the world, and has worked its way into local cultures using different images, feelings and words. Even though we have plenty of words in Castilian Spanish to describe the events that occur in Pamplona - Sanfermines, Las Fiestas de San Fermin, El Encierro - our friends in Mexico have coined a term all their own:  "La Pamplonada" Mexico has a deep connection to the traditions of Spain, and enjoying fiestas is something that is close to the heart of both cultures. So, to be sure we're delivering on our mission to make it as easy as possible to attend the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, we've launched…

El Paso Running of the Bulls

The El Paso Downtown Management District hosted their 2nd annual Running of the Bulls 5k run on October 20th. Slightly less dangerous than the real thing in Pamplona, the event featured a "build your own breakfast taco" event and a Name the Bull contest. We look forward to the 3rd annual event in 2019! Watch the video here: [embed]https://youtu.be/f1Z88nORNnU[/embed]

Testimony of Anti-Bullfighter’s First Bullfight

Be amongst the first who read the English translation of Sergio de Molino's account of visiting a bullfight for the first time. We recommend it to anyone who has never seen a bullfight.
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