11th Annual Running of the Bulls!
Sunday May 12th, 2013


The Agile Running of the Bulls is now 11th year. If you are unfamiliar with our race; costumed cows and bulls chase you through our 5k course. Some of them are Olympic Athletes, others just like dressing up. 100% of event proceeds go to our beneficiary organizations: A Foundation Building Strength, GunnHS and the Bay Area Track Club.


Our sponsors provide 50 awesome prizes, and everyone has a chance to win. Our prize structure differs from most races. Our overall (male and female) winners are guaranteed a prize. In general, the more cows and bulls you beat, the better odds you have to win a prize. Awards are instantaneous=85we hold no post-race award ceremony. The Bulls race is part of the Palo Alto Grand Prix, and your performance will be scored in our annual competition.


Adult 5k: $30 (Pre-Registration) and $35 on Race Day

Student 5k: $25(Pre-Registration) and $30 on Race Day

Running of the Calves: $12(Pre-Registration) and $15 on Race Day

Kids Clinic:

We've always been a family-focused event. During the adult race, the Bay Area Track Cluband Joy Jackrabbits will be co-hosting a kids=92 clinic for all kids 5 and over. This allows parents to run the adult race while kids learn track basics (stretching, drills, jumping) from professional runners.

Kid's Races:

This is one of our favorite parts of the event morning. Kids run short races around the Gunn HS track alongside our costumed Olympians. Races are for babies (who waddle 40m) up to 9 years olds (who run a half mile). Kids also have the option of running the full Bulls 5k, too.


We always serve Hobbee's Coffee Cake, Coffee and Milk as your reward for finishing. (We can practically guarantee that the milk does now come from the cows running the race!).

Where your money goes:

100% of the proceeds of the Running of the Bulls go to our community beneficiaries. In 2012, the money from your entry fees went to these organizations:

A Foundation Building Strength: $3000

Gunn HS Class of 2012: $1500

Bay Area TrackClub:$1335

Palo Alto GrandPrix: $225

Running of the Bulls 2013: (for Permits, insurance, etc)