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El Encierro: The Running of the Bulls
The first ever Encierro (bull run) of San Fermin in Nueva Orleans took place on Saturday, July 7th 2007 at 8am in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the same day the original Spanish event took place in Pamplona. Close to 200 participants arrived on that fateful day, and were promptly chased and "gored" by 14 "RollerBulls".
Since then the festival has grown exponentially, with well over 10,000 runners and over 350 RollerBulls flooding the streets in 2011!
The Encierro of 2012 is scheduled for Saturday July 14 at precisely 8am.
The event will replicate and pay homage to the world famous Encierro of Pamplona, Spain, aka The Running of the Bulls, only our bulls are members of New Orleans’ all-female flat-track derby team the Big Easy Rollergirls and select participants from other rollerderby leagues across the country!
There will be a special guest appearance by New Orleans' own Rolling Elvi!
At precisely 8am the run will begin.
Go to the NOLAbulls.com website for more info:
Here is the latest update on the route: