Every July, the fiestas of San Fermin in Pamplona include the famous running of the bulls – runners from around the world dress in white and red and scramble as fast as they can from real live bulls every day from July 6th to the 14th.
To help celebrate the annual Spain event (and to just have fun), the 4th annual Queen Anne Running of the Bulls will take place this Saturday, July 13th.
The Comstock Commission organizes the Queen Anne event, and it coincides with Queen Anne Days. So, you can run the Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run in the morning, rest up a bit with some sidewalk sale shopping, and then run again at 1pm as fast as you can!
The start line is at the Paragon (2125 Queen Anne Ave N), with runners and bulls charging down Queen Anne Ave N as they make their way to the finish line at Kerry Park. And, anyone can join in! (and, it’s free)
What do you need to do to participate? Easy. Show up at the Paragon at 1pm in the required uniform: white shirts and pants, a red scarf, and fast shoes. Or, if you just want to watch the event, line up along Queen Anne Ave N and get ready for a spectacle of epic proportions.
In the 4 year history, no one has ever been seriously injured by the bulls – but the danger is always there… some may view it as little more than a game, but it’s serious business. Check out last year’s video below to see what you can expect!
Feeling brave after the video? Well, run the 4th Annual Queen Anne Running of the Bulls this Saturday – get decked out in white pants & shirt, accessorize with a red bandana, and run for your life!
Editor’s note: we’ve been trying to contact the Comstock Commission, but there’s no web site or social media presence, so if you’re a member, we’d love to chat, so email us. And, thanks to Gabe for the images!