How to Participate in the Running of the Bulls

How to Participate in the Running of the Bulls

How to Participate in the Running of the Bulls. If you’re heading to Pamplona, Spain to take
part in the running of the bulls, bone up on these racing tips. You will need Bravery Sobriety Alertness Comfortable
clothes Running shoes and common sense. Participating in the running of the bulls
can lead to serious injury or death. Step 1. Get the background. The running of the bulls is a half-mile race
through the streets of Pamplona, Spain to the town’s bullring, featuring the 6 bulls
who’ll be fighting that evening, and anyone who dares to run with them. Runs take place every morning during the annual
8-day festival honoring San Fermin, the town’s patron saint. The festival runs from July 7 through July
14 every year, and anyone over 18 may participate. Step 2. Understand what you’re up against: 6 1-ton
bulls that can outrun most humans, and 8 oxen that herd them along. Different breeds run on different days; some
are considered more dangerous than others. The website “”:
lists which breeds are running each day and information about the history of injuries
during the running of the bulls. Step 3. Get a good night’s sleep the night before
and stay sober; otherwise you’ll be a danger to yourself and others. Wear comfortable clothes and running shoes,
and don’t carry anything. Don’t run with friends; they might distract
you. Step 4. Enter the Plaza Consistorial before 7:30 a.m.
via the gates on the square. When the police barriers open to the bull
run route, go to any spot you like to await the bulls. The Santo Domingo and _callejon_ sections
of the route are considered the most dangerous, as most fatalities have occurred there. Step 5. Listen for the sound of the rockets. The first one indicates that the gate to the
corral is being opened; the second alerts runners that all the bulls are out of the
pen and on their way. In other words, it’s time to start running! Step 6. If you fall, stay down, cover your head, and
remain still. If you remain on the ground, the bulls are
likelier to just run by or over you. If you attempt to get up, they may try to
gore you. Beware of pile-ups around turns. Bulls are most dangerous when they separate
from the herd, either by running in front or lagging behind. Step 7. If you make it to the bullring without getting
gored or trampled, fan out to its edges as soon as you’re inside — running to the middle
of the ring is like putting a bull’s-eye on your back. Did you know The running of the bulls, called
_el encierro_ in Spanish, has been going on informally since the Middle Ages, but was
regulated in 1867.

75 thoughts on “How to Participate in the Running of the Bulls

  1. you will need
    Bravery [x]
    Sobriety [x]
    Alertness [x]
    Comfortable clothes [x]
    Running shoes [x]
    Common sense [ ]

    A waiver
    A good lawyer
    a pair of replacement balls

  2. You will need: Common sense?

    Surely if you've agreed to be chased by a few thousand pounds of very rare beef, you haven't really got any.

  3. @L0ve4Cookies you're going to get nowhere in life if you randomly start swearing at random strangers under the name of Love4cookies, I'm just stating a fact.

  4. @Lolzagirl I am so sorry! I read the conversation and that was my older brother. He messes around a lot. I would never say anything like that or curse at you. BTW I did find it interesting. Friends? Please!

  5. @L0ve4Cookies haha! Fair enough, my little sis did that once except she put loads of troll comments on loads of these music videos, like with Lady Gaga! So I got loads of really scary threats on my emails, and the worst part was that they stayed on top comments for ages, so I deleted my old email account so I could sleep in peace without being worried of a bunch of creeps coming to my house!lol! I love Lady gaga, just some people take it to far! Anyways, apology accepted! 🙂

  6. @Lolzagirl Thank you so much. Both my little brother and older one get on and mess around. Once, my little brother was going to all my friends and subscriptions and DELETED THEM! I was so mad and I was getting so much threats saying things like I subscribed to you so subscribed back. One person even made a video saying things he hated. He said he hated people that say they'll sub if you sub. HE said my name! Everyone was thumbing me down on every comment they saw me post.

  7. @Lolzagirl I made a new account and e-mail. I try to occupy my little brother so he won't cause anymore problems. I'll sub, and sorry if you get anymore mean e-mails, it's probably not even me!

  8. Its certainly interesting that they think common sense is needed to do this but I did actually find this interesting. Pretty good for a Howcast.

  9. *pats back gently* It's ok to feel sexually frustrated sometimes, although I don't think it's health to go about demanding blow jobs from random people while having an obsession with 9/11 videos :/

  10. Don't come to Navarra for the running of the bulls MOFO the locals push shit like you into the bulls
    We don't want toilet mouths like you

  11. I have lived in Pamplona for more than 7 years and I have witnessed to too many deaths and too many serious injuries in this "age old" tradition. The number one rule about running with the bulls is NUMBER ONE – if you are a foreigner like me, NEVER RUN WITH THE BULLS – you are a danger to yourself and anyone else running with the bulls because you need SPECIAL TRAINING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR before participating. End of story…. hope I saved some pretty meaningful lives with this post!

  12. Actually I prefer rabbit runs… so tasty after the "rabbit fight" in the "rabbitring"…. so much for the rabbit's foot!

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