The International Bull Runners Hall Of Fame honors and immortalizes people who have run with fighting bulls, toros bravos, in a traditional Spanish encierro (Bull Run). The Running of the Bulls (R) is a centuries old Spanish tradition, that originated when toros bravos were driven to the bullfight arena and daring people jumped in front of these animals and ran together with them. The tradition became internationally known, when Ernest Hemingway wrote about it in The Sun Also Rises, which depicts the fiesta of San Fermin and the bull runs in the city of Pamplona. Being able to run with these revered and mighty animals is considered a high honor in the world of the bull; and bull runners, especially the skilled ones who manage to run 'on the horns', are valientes (brave).
Running Of The Bulls, Inc. is the official site for the Running Of The Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Our mission is to promote the fiesta abroad, educate runners and tourists, attract sponsors to the event, coordinate corporate hospitality and media coverage, and facilitate access to travel and tourism services.