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The Great Bull Run and Tomato Royale

The Great Bull Run is coming to Virginia Motorsports Park on August 24th, 2013! Grab life by the horns and experience the rush of a lifetime as you sprint down a quarter-mile track with twelve 1,000-pound bulls hot on your heels. Cap off your run in our insanely fun tomato food fight, Tomato Royale, then celebrate all day long in our massive festival featuring live music, great food, cold beer, games and attractions! Not up for running with bulls? No problem! You can still watch all the action as a spectator or join in the fun as a participant in Tomato Royale!

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  • Tammara Phillips H.

    Amanda, Jeff, and I had a blast! Next time we will have to do a better job of having a meet up spot! I hope everyone had a great time! Will post pictures later.

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm at the event site.

    August 24, 2013

  • Reid

    Traffic accident at mile132 clear after rhat

    August 24, 2013

  • Arianna

    For anyone waiting for me to pick them up i am at wheaton kiss and rideat the east Entrance in a silver dodge neon, ill stick around until about 830 if i haven't heard from you....

    August 24, 2013

    • Jen

      TThere r like 3 kiss ride entrances

      August 24, 2013

    • Jen

      Email my number can u call

      August 24, 2013

  • Reid

    The first person to arrive at the event should post a meeting place on this site. Check the meetup website for instructions on where we will meet.

    August 23, 2013

    • Arianna

      what if i can't access the site from my phone?

      August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry for back and forth decision making,but out again.

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we meeting up after the Tomato Royale to hang out, take group pics, exchange info, etc..?

    August 24, 2013

  • Nicholas

    great Ill be there my cell number is[masked] text me the time you would like to meet.

    August 23, 2013

  • amanda

    Does anyone still have room in their car? I can meet them at a metro station in . Thanks

    August 23, 2013

    • Tayoka

      I'm booked on the 11am run. If you are able to get to the branch Ave metro, I can pick you up

      1 · August 23, 2013

    • Tayoka

      I will be returning Saturday about 4 or 5p

      August 23, 2013

  • Reid

    Phone -[masked] - 2 5 65, if anyone still needs a ride. I leave from the West Falls Church metro station at 8am. One slot available.

    Regards,
    Reid

    August 23, 2013

  • Reid

    I have one extra space in my car. I am leaving at 8am from the west falls church metro station. Call me at 202 - 3 4 5 - 2 56 if you interested in a ride Reid

    August 23, 2013

  • Nicholas

    hey everyone sorry for the late request I forgot all about the bull run and would like to know if I could carpool with anyone for I don't have a ride and I'd like to join in on this bull run,

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Jeff (aka Soup S.

    Hey, I'm heading out Saturday morning from Baltimore. I'm looking to carpool or find a seat in a carpool. I should be swinging by DC if I drive. Let's do it!

    August 23, 2013

    • Tayoka

      I'm leaving Catonsville Woodlawn area in the morning at 6ish. Booked on the 11am run. If you can meet me at security mall, I have space.

      August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Turned back, will be there!A little discouraged since I couldn't lock into a run-late registration.Hate to drive long way and not be involved-either in it or not!Will see what happens.

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all. Where/what time is everyone meeting up at?

    August 23, 2013

  • Julio C.

    Hi everybody . Quick question, how or where is everybody from this group meeting?

    August 23, 2013

  • Saddy

    Im in dc n looking for a ride to the venue...

    August 23, 2013

  • Tammara Phillips H.

    I would love to carpool to this event. I live in Chantilly so anyone around the fairfax area? I have a vehicle, just don't want to do the drive alone.

    August 4, 2013

    • Tammara Phillips H.

      it takes 3 hrs from here. so around 8:30.

      August 23, 2013

    • Tammara Phillips H.

      I messaged a few people looking for rides, I will check back soon.

      August 23, 2013

  • amanda

    Sorry my phone erased part if the post. I can meet in virginia

    August 23, 2013

  • Reid

    If anyone still needs a ride I have two spaces left in my car leaving the West Falls Church metro at 8am. Drop me an e-mail at mueller22031 at yahoo dot com See everyone down there.

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to change up.Just don't want it bad enough. Have a great time everyone, and be safe :)

    August 23, 2013

  • Reid

    Susan

    Take the attitude that you can do anything and you are never too old to try new things. As long as you are not in a wheel chair or on crutches this event should be a piece of cake. If you are anxious keep one runner between you and the bull. Hope to see you there. Have a great time.

    1 · August 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks:)

      August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    46 yr old female. Fairly active, too old for this?

    1 · August 22, 2013

    • Arianna

      NEVAR!!!

      August 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds like you're challenging me:)

      August 22, 2013

  • Reid

    Anyone still have space in their vehicle? I can meet you at a metro or other location that is convenient. I live in McLean. Would like to tie down a ride by Wednesday COB if possible.

    August 19, 2013

    • Arianna

      All right and my car is full! see you all soon!

      1 · August 21, 2013

    • raaj

      Oh well

      August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to do the bull run but I"m scared out of my mind!!!!

    August 21, 2013

    • Arianna

      that's what makes it so fun, come on and do it!

      August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too late to join Run and Tomato Royale?

    August 22, 2013

    • Arianna

      Nope, but i think you may have to pay there at this point, you should check the website

      August 22, 2013

  • Reid

    Since this is a first time event and no one is familiar with the layout. Can who ever arrives there early scope out a location for everyone to congregate and post the location here. That will give us all a chance to meet the others in the larger group.

    August 22, 2013

    • Arianna

      May i also suggest that whoever arrives also print out a meetup sign so that we recognize you?

      August 22, 2013

  • Christina

    FILMING/TAKING PICS:

    Hey everyone, I created a thread on The Great Bull Run Facebook page to get a list of the hundreds of people participating who may want to record video and take pics of each other and share them. Check it out and put your info there if interested. **Please note the camera has to be securely attached and hands free.**

    August 22, 2013

    • Arianna

      unfortunately i don't have a facebook :(

      August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi ,
    i live in Arlington.
    I can pick one more from Ballstone or Virginia sq metro station.

    If any one need ride let me know!!!!

    2 · July 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      my car is Coupe and i am already picking up one person !! if it's ok with you then i don't mind to pick you up , let me know !!

      August 21, 2013

    • raaj

      Oh we'll ,coupe means not much room

      August 21, 2013

  • Arianna

    Hey guys did everyone get the e-mail about the information packet? http://www.thegreatbullrun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/GBR_VA_Event_Info_Packet.pdf Remember cash only!

    August 21, 2013

  • Reid

    Due to logistical issues I have decided to start my own car pool, leaving from the West Falls Church Metro at 8am on Saturday. I have 3 open slots first come first served. Please e-mail me directly at mueller22031 AT yahoo dot com. Anyone interested?

    August 21, 2013

  • K

    Is anyone going from the Baltimore area and looking to carpool?

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • Tayoka

      Leaving Catonsville/Gwynn Oak area Saturday AM but may not be coming back until Sun am. Not sure about length of stay yet.

      August 20, 2013

    • Tayoka

      Hi Latroy, this would be wonderful! but unfortunately I'm not 100% certain if I'm staying Saturday night because I have to be back before 2 on Sunday. I've reserved a cheap room at the Super8 but it really depends on how the day goes. Looks like I'm driving from the Baltimore area and have 1 person riding me. I do have room room for 1 or 2 more comfortably if they're cool with the "open" return time.

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I'm gonna do a low budget hotel. Not gonna make the trip a one long day thing.

    2 · August 13, 2013

    • Tayoka

      Booked on the 11 am run with a cheap hotel for the night. I have space for 1-2 people leaving from Catonsville/Gwynn Oak/Columbia Area.

      August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am driving to the event EARLY Saturday morning from Raleigh, NC and can pick up 1 or 2 riders on the way - just holla. Is there a group meeting spot? I booked the 1pm run.

    August 20, 2013

  • vipin

    Hey Arianna, will you going for this from DC? I dont have a car, so need to hitch a ride with someone from DC. Thats the only thing which is preventing my from signing up.

    July 17, 2013

    • Arianna

      well i know Vipin is down but that's the only confirm, i can fit two more people in my car comfortably

      August 20, 2013

    • Arianna

      e-mail me at [masked] if that's a yes, i'm only really ever on meetup once or twice a day...

      August 20, 2013

  • Karen

    This sounds awesome but I've made other plans already...take lots of pictures and have fun!!

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Arianna

    i hope someone takes pictures of this, it's going to be awesome~!

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all, I have a SUV and am willing to take as many as my car can fit! 5 or 6? I live in Springfield, VA IOR Am willing to car pool with another car? Anyone want to take me?

    August 4, 2013

    • Jen

      I"ll like a ride too. I can meet in Springfield at the metro.

      August 19, 2013

    • Jen

      Contact is [masked]

      August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I did receive that email but, the site suggests registration will still be available event day for $75.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Contemplating. Will be first day off for impromptu vacation.Didn't want summer getting away from me. 46 yr old widow from Annapolis I know there is a waiver. How dangerous/safe? Run 3-5 miles on the flat in neighborhood and did 5K mud run(not afraid of getting dirty).And animals are not harmed or provoked with cruelty? Have to ask.

    August 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Still not sure yet, visual of Mufasa and the wilderbeast.

      1 · August 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for posting the link Jennifer.
      Susan - I'm pretty sure I saw an email saying registration closed at 11:59 pm on Friday 8/16.

      August 18, 2013

  • Jen

    Oh wait, where do we buy tickets?

    August 18, 2013

  • Jen

    Will bring a friend. I'm from the national harbor area near DC and alexandria. Is anyone providing carpool?

    August 18, 2013

  • AllisWell

    To all those driving - Is Franconia Springfield/Pentagon City metro stations on the way or close enough for you and have a vacant spot in car?

    August 15, 2013

    • Tammara Phillips H.

      If you want to ride the train to fairfax I can pick you up.

      August 17, 2013

    • AllisWell

      Are you starting a carpool from Vienna metro?

      August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yea buddy.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait for this!!!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Reid

    Anyone have room for one more in their car pool. I live in McLean but can meet anywhere.

    August 16, 2013

    • Tammara Phillips H.

      McLean isn't too far from me. I'm trying to get a car load if your still looking.

      August 17, 2013

  • Christina

    Scarf: I emailed them about the scarf and this is their reply, "a scarf may be unacceptable depending on how loose it
    is. If your scarf is determined to be unsafe for the run, you will be asked to remove it by a member of The Great Bull Run staff." I emailed them because I have a costume that has a scarf and wanted to make sure everything was approved. I will be there with another group wearing a costume. Come say hi! Have fun everyone. :)

    1 · August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We all will be looking for the scarf lady,lol

      1 · August 15, 2013

    • Arianna

      hope i see you~!

      1 · August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope this helps anyone thats attending:

    http://gospain.about.com/od/spanishfestivals/qt/pamplonasurvive.htm

    I'm going to try to bring a scarf of some kind with an american flag design. National pride and all that. America!

    August 15, 2013

  • Kathy

    Has anyone ever attended this event? Most of the pictures show men participating. Do women participate? Either way it looks like a good time

    August 14, 2013

    • Arianna

      idk, but i'm going and i'm a woman, and the tomato royale pics have ladies in them

      August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      They do not list that information on their FAQ page. They only specify that you must be 18 on the day of the run. However, to put you at ease, women are allowed to run in Spain and common sense would imply that you will be able to do it here in the US. Enjoy the run!

      1 · August 15, 2013

  • Sarah

    Sorry I am going to miss this one, I have to work.

    August 12, 2013

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