Bringing the Spanish tradition of the running of the bulls to the United States!

Face the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as you run beside 1,500-pound bulls stampeding down a quarter-mile course, then celebrate with thousands of thrill-seekers in a massive, day-long festival that features mechanical bulls, dance parties, beer, and more!

Are You Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime?!

The legendary thrill-seeking event, THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS, is finally here in the U.S. — and YOU can join in the excitement!  Face true danger as you dodge REAL bulls sprinting down a quarter-mile track, then celebrate your survival with thousands of adrenaline junkies, partiers, and spectators in the massive festival featuring mechanical bulls, dance parties, and plenty of beer!

July 18, 2015

Hawthorne Race Course
Chicago, IL

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“Buy the ticket, take the ride…” - Hunter S. Thompson


Get your ticket to run:

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Death defying experiences are always more fun with friends!

This is it. THE REAL DEAL. Your chance to run with up to eighteen 1,500-pound bulls (and 600 fellow lunatics)!  There will be runs at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.  Buy your ticket.  Pick a time to run.  Mark your calendar and count down the days!

What you get:

  • One run with the bulls (must be 18+)
  • A commemorative soft-cotton t-shirt
  • A commemorative bandana
  • One free beer (21+)

What it costs:

  • $69 in advance.
  • $89 at the door.

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Get your ticket to watch:

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How many changes do you get to watch people run with the bulls?!

Running with REAL bulls isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay!  Come watch all the crazy action, party in the epic festival, ride mechanical bulls, and make some memories that will last a lifetime!

What you get:

  • Entry to the festival and access to the viewing areas for the run

What it costs:

  • $10 in advance.
  • $20 at the door.

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Sign up to volunteer:

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Volunteer and run with the bulls for FREE!

Volunteer tickets will go on sale on June 8th and will sell out within hours so mark your calendar!

Volunteer at The Great Bull Run and run with the bulls for FREE!

What you get:

  • One run with the bulls (must be 18+)
  • A commemorative soft-cotton t-shirt
  • A commemorative bandana
  • A volunteer t-shirt
  • One free beer (21+)

What it costs:

  • We require a $50 deposit to reserve your spot, but we’ll refund the entire amount if you complete your volunteer shift at the event.  This deposit helps us reduce no-shows. and ensures that these very important positions are filled with the most dedicated thrill-seekers!

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