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The Great Bull Run Comes To Atlanta!

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File photo of a bull. (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a bull. (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — Looking for something different to do this weekend, the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, GA will be host to the Great Bull Run on Saturday October 19, where more than 3,000 people are anticipated to take a page out of Spanish tradition and run with bulls.  An additional 3,000 spectators prepared to watch the event.

The event being held at the Georgia International Horse Park is the second in a series of nine running’s which will be held across the country through July 2014. The inaugural Great Bull Run was held at the Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie County and drew 4,000 men and women runners. The event drew over 12,000 spectators. Over 6,000 participants and spectators are estimated to attend the event which will feature several quarter-mile runs with 40 rodeo bulls.

The first run of the event is scheduled to be ran at 11 a.m., with 18 bulls being released. Handlers will release the bulls and also corral them when the two-minute lap is completed. Subsequent runs will be held at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. During the Virginia event no animals were harmed, although two runners were taken to a local hospital. At 2:15 p.m. following the last run there will be a large Tomato Royale food fight.

The 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Great Bull Run’s are sold out. To participate it will cost you $75 on the day of the event. Participants must be 18 years or older and will recieve a Great Bull Run t-shirt, Bandana, a single beer if you are over the age of 21, and also participation in the Tomato Royale food fight.

If you only want to watch it will cost you $10 on the day of the event, however children 13 and under get in free. Parking is $10.

The Georgia International Horse Park is located at 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy Conyers, GA 30013

Written By Sherman H. Smith Jr (WAOK/Intern)

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