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Running of the Bulls - New Orleans Style

Please come join us for a great photo opportunity.

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 website for more info:

Here is the latest update on the route:


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  • Thomas B.

    Fun fun event. Loads of photo opportunities. Good practise for picking out action shots.

    July 16, 2012

  • Bonnie

    Great event !

    July 14, 2012

  • Mahogany

    7:30 is good for me.

    July 13, 2012

  • Bryan

    Time to arrive is up to whoever is attending... If you want to shoot the Procession, it starts at 7:15AM. The run starts at 8AM SHARP. I will probably get there by 7:30AM... Cheers

    July 13, 2012

  • Michael F.

    Not sure if i'll be running or shooting - probably running, but will definitely come by and say hello - still need to meet you guys. See y'all tomorrow! Viva San Fermin! Gora!

    July 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok so everyone is meeting at sugar mill at what time?

    July 13, 2012

  • Bryan

    They are now planning to start/stop at the Sugar Mill... we can meet there, too.

    July 7, 2012

  • Jack

    I love it! Bull-Eric Derby! I love this group!

    June 16, 2012

  • Lynn

    And get the Jammer :)

    June 16, 2012

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