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