On Your Mark – Get Set – RACE! The 11th Annual Running of the Bulls is upon us! So grab your rollerblades, your kneepads, and your bullhorn helmet and get ready to roll!
Running of the Bulls
The Running of the Bulls Race is one of the most exciting Summer events in New Orleans. During this race, groups of people from all over come together to run, roller blade, and party in the Lousiana streets. Best of all – ALL proceeds go towards a local charity! Tickets range from $22-$80. Register now, and prepare for three days filled with fun.
2017 Event Specifics
El Txupinazo (Pronounced: El Choo-pin-AHT-so):
The opening for the #SFNO2017 will begin on Friday evening, July 7th. This event will kick off with food, drinks, and exciting entertainment. Additionally, there will be a silent auction for visitors to enjoy. El Txupinazo will be hosted by the charity, Beth’s Friends Forever. All proceeds raised will go towards the charity and benefit women in New Orleans who are battling cancer. Be sure to attend the Running of the Bulls’ official opening for a great time, and to help an amazing cause.
Encierro and Post Encierro Fiesta:
Saturday, July 8th is the day of the Running of the Bulls event. Get ready for the crowd! Participants begin gathering at the starting line and preparing for the race on Friday night, and the crowds really build when the festival bar opens around 6:30 AM. The San Fermin band starts to play and the race begins promptly at 8 AM. Afterward, DJ RQaway will be on the ones-&-twos, playing live music from The Zydepunks. There will also be food available so that you can restore your energy after all of the time you spent racing. Be sure to get your tickets, as this is a ticket-only event!
La Fiesta de Pantalones:
The fun doesn’t stop after the race has ended! There will be an afterparty held Saturday evening. Visit the FREE celebration, hosted by The Rusty Nail, and get ready to party!
El Pobre de Mi:
The 2017 Running of the Bulls event will end with a bang on Sunday afternoon, July 9th. There will be contests, food, cocktails, and even an Ernest Hemingway-inspired burlesque! You definitely don’t want to miss out on all of this fun.
**Register for the race today, and you will receive additional information regarding all of these events as soon as it is available.
2017 Running of the Bulls Charities
The Running of the Bulls Race raises money for charity each year. This year, the race is supporting Beth’s Friends Forever and the Big Easy Animal Rescue. This race makes it easy to do your part and help out in the community. Simply register to participate, and you’re working to benefit a great cause!
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