Can’t Run With The Bulls in Spain? Try Berks County Instead.


CBS Philly reports on the “Great Bull Run,” scheduled for the Maple Grove Raceway in Berks County next June.

If you’ve always wanted to be trampled or risk blunt-force trauma, this event’s for you. Participants shell out between $35 and $65 to run a quarter-mile course with a herd of bulls in hot pursuit. Co-owner Rob Dickens says that’s a bargain compared with the real thing in Spain.

“It costs about $3,000 per person with your flights and hotels for 7 or 8 days in Pamplona during the busiest time of the year.”

Dickens says there’s another difference.

“What they do in Spain before the bullfights and before the run is that they sharpen those horns. We do not do that, so it’s actually very hard to gore somebody. Our bulls’ horns are about as sharp as a fist.”

One other difference? We’re guessing the American version of this event will require much more liability insurance.