The Great Bull Run & Tomato Royale (all day, rain or shine)

  • August 24, 2013 · 9:15 AM
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**Living Social Deal Requires Registration by August 2nd!**

 

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 600-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!  Be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions for the details on how the run is structured and remember: prices go up over time so don’t wait too long to sign up!

http://www.thegreatbullrun.com/events/virginia-2013/

Different pricing for those who want to watch, or participate in one or both of the events.. . .

Bull Runs will be on the hour starting at 9am until the last one at 4pm. Tomato Royale will be held at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 4:30pm

$10 per car to park, so load everybody up! :)

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To just watch: $10 (kids 13 and under free)

What you get:

All venues have excellent spectator viewing areas consisting of stands, bleachers and standing room next to The Great Bull Run track and Tomato Royale arena!  Come out and cheer on your friends and family as they participate in the craziest day of their lives, then celebrate with them in the massive day-long festival featuring great bands, tasty food, fun games and cold beer!

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Tomato Royale(waiver required) : What you get:

  • Participation in one Tomato Royale food fight
  • Access to the day-long festival featuring great bands, tasty food, fun games and cold beer
  • Access to all spectator areas for both The Great Bull Run and Tomato Royale
  • One Tomato Royale t-shirt
  • One beer (if 21 or over)

pricing:

  • $30 until midnight EST on 8/16/13

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The Great Bull Run (waiver required) :

 

What you get:

  • Participation in one running of the bulls
  • Participation in one Tomato Royale food fight
  • Access to the day-long festival featuring great bands, tasty food, fun games and cold beer
  • Access to all spectator areas for both The Great Bull Run and Tomato Royale
  • One Great Bull Run t-shirt
  • One Great Bull Run bandana - Exclusively for runners!
  • One beer (if 21 or over)

pricing:

  • $65 until midnight EST on 8/9/13
  • $75 until midnight EST on 8/16/13
  • SEE LIMITED TIME LIVING SOCIAL DEAL LINK IN COMMENTS. ($35)


http://www.thegreatbullrun.com/events/virginia-2013/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time :)

    2 · August 24, 2013

  • Clifton

    This was an amazing event!

    2 · August 24, 2013

  • nme

    We are in the shade, under the grandstand closest to the tomato arena before you reach the bathrooms!.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Yosr

    Can we get tickets at the door??

    August 24, 2013

  • nme

    We are in the grandstand, between section B & C ... With a redish balloon.... I am wearing a "cowboy" hat, white top, beige pants.... There is a group of us :)

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • nme

    Ask a question, share something, or leave a comment... We just came through the entrance

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • John B.

      A good meetup spot is by the hot rod grill after checking in there are picnic tables there

      1 · August 24, 2013

    • nme

      Kewl! Thanks! :)

      August 24, 2013

  • nme

    We are in the grandstand, between section B & C ... With a redish balloon.

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ya ll might want to head on out to the speedway. We drove by and went ahead and got in line. There are tons of cars and people here already

    August 24, 2013

  • nme

    August 23, 2013

    • nme

      NOTE - Since I am hosting I can not leave later than 8:30am. If you need a later time, please repost your request with a time. I should be back in RIC by 3:30pm. Again, if this time does not work with you - repost the request and see if anyone can accommodate another time. :) If not - I'll see you at 8:30!

      August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ya sure :)

      August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any one can give me a ride from downtown? Pls help I would love to join you folks .

    August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am close to Jefferson Hotel. At 2nd street.

      August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      2nd and Broad. Can you help?

      August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fox News sports and The Today Show will be at the bull run :)

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • nme

    ** Please check your email or the discussion board for important Meetup FAQ's this evening. ** The updated meeting time will reflect when we will *meet at the NEW meeting point*. The park opens at 9:30am, participants need to check-in one hour prior to their run.
    Carpooling and meeting up with the group is optional. It is a huge venue and it will be crowded, so finding each other may be difficult. I will tie a red balloon to myself to help find me.

    August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we want to meet up ahead of time somewhere and carpool so that we aren't all paying $10 to park?

    2 · August 19, 2013

    • nme

      Yes I think we should at least try. I wanted to see how early we had to gather everyone and how late we may have to stay. This will determine how we carpool I think. I know some folks are at capacity in their vehicles.

      1 · August 21, 2013

    • Clifton

      $10 per car is steep.

      1 · August 21, 2013

  • nme

    Hey Gang! Let's start talking about what time to meet and where. This event is RAIN or SHINE. And to my knowledge there are no refunds. Please message my privately if your start time is at or before noon. Thanks.

    August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think we run at 11

      1 · August 19, 2013

    • John B.

      Signed up for 11

      1 · August 19, 2013

  • Nicole

    Unless it's raining...

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So are ya ll running with the bulls or just watching ? I am trying to figure out how adventurous I want to be Are we going to all meet up somewhere there ?

    June 26, 2013

    • nme

      Hey Laura, I can't speak for the entire group, but I will be watching. I have friends who work at this venue, so I will ask them (closer to the date), the best place to meet because the grounds are HUGE! :)

      June 27, 2013

    • nme

      Correction - I'm buying the package, so I might run, I might tomato royale it, i might watch - anything could happen. :)

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • nme

    NOTE: Two comments that were posted here, were removed and placed on the discussion board.

    Sorry folks, that negative vibe is not cool. While I respect free speech, I personally do not tolerate bashing, even event bashing. If you do not like an event, don't go, and be polite enough not to bash. We are not a gang of bullies here, nor is RNIT about creating "factions" or controversy. Please do not bring negative comments to this meetup area. If you feel strongly about something, please make polite, thoughtful, informed comments on the discussion board. I've moved your comments there.

    Thanks for everyone's patience.

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Peter

      I have tried to make a very polite and thoughtful comment. In fact my intention was to make people THINK about what they do, not DISCOURAGE them from what they do. If an event is controversial, people should be aware of that. RNIT may be about having fun but fun should not be irresponsible. That said, I cannot even find my previous comment on the discussion board.

      July 17, 2013

    • nme

      Peter, please consider moving your comments to join the discussion that is occurring at the link below. Thanks!: http://www.meetup.com...­

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • nme

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope this is okay to post . I just got our tickets and went through living social and got a voucher. The price is much better

    1 · June 27, 2013

    • nme

      It's absolutely okay to help folks save money!! I posted the same thing a few weeks ago - I'm glad they are still running that special. For those who didn't see it - here's the link : https://livingsocial.c...­

      June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count us in. We missed the real thing while we were in Spain.

    2 · April 7, 2013

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