Running of the Bulls

Oct 8th, 2022
10:00 AM CDT (1000R)

Seville Quarter
130 E Government St
Pensacola, FL 32502

Join with us for the 11th Anniversary Celebration of the Festival of San Fermin - the patron Saint of Pamplona Spain. This annual event, made famous by author Earnest Hemingway, has participants chased by angry horned bulls. The Pensacola Encierro features the Pensacola Roller Gurlz as the “Bulls and Ghouls".

As the first canon is set off at 10:00 a.m. the runners will take to the roughly one-mile course. At the second canon blast the Bulls will be released, wielding Wiffle bats, to chase down the participants. As is customary in Pamplona runners are requested to wear all white with red kerchiefs or sashes (or choose to dress in costume in the spirit of Halloween). Prizes will be awarded to get creative!

Following the Running of the Bulls, the festival will continue in Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter with Latin entertainment, cash bar, and awards ceremony.

The rules of the run are simple, and we kindly ask they be followed for the safety of all participants. *Rule number one – Run at your own risk! *Rule number two – You are not allowed to touch, push, kick or swing at the bulls. The bulls are allowed to strike you only with their bats. *Rule number three – while this is an event for all ages, we recommend that children under the age of ten years stay close to the curbs. *Rule number four – if you do lose your balance or fall to the pavement, stay down until someone comes up and taps you. The bulls have been instructed to not strike a fallen runner, but we don’t want you suddenly popping up in front of a bull. *Rule number five – we recommend all participants wear traditional attire so we - and the bulls - know the difference between participants and “innocent bystanders,”

The traditional attire for San Fermin consists of a white top, white pants or shorts, a red neckerchief and red sash or belt.

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