Back to All Events

Running of the Bulls, 2017

  • Peppino’s 130 Ionia Avenue Southwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

On Saturday, August 26th, 2017, Grand Raggidy Roller Derby is partnering up with local restaurants to make you run for your life (and a beer) at Running of the Bulls. This event is modeled after the famous El Encierro (The Running of the Bulls) which takes place every year in Pamplona, Spain. During El Encierro, the brave participants run through the streets of Pamplona Spain being chased by a group of angry bulls. On August 26th, a pack of wrathful Grand Raggidy Roller Derby skaters will be acting as the bulls and you will be the brave participants. These girls have trained long and hard for this crawl and have their horns ready to take down anyone that can’t withstand the heat. If you get tired, they’ll have their foam noodles ready to be a bit of aggressive encouragement. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of stops along the way to quench your thirst.  All participating bars will be offering outstanding specials for runners!

The following locations will be hosting you for the bar crawl of your life: Stella's Lounge, Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Gardella's, and the Pyramid Scheme. Peppino’s will be the start of the crawl as registration will start there from 11 AM - 12 PM. The Bulls will be released at 12 PM. A small payment of $10 will get you a Running of the Bulls bandana and a wristband that gives access to discounts, games and prizes throughout the run. The chaos will continue until 3 PM ending the bar crawl with a dance party at Peppino’s! Ever taken a slapshot from a derby girl? You better prepare yourself for the fun afternoon ahead of you! Come on out for some fun, laughs, exercise and drinks.

WHO: Grand Raggidy Roller Derby
WHAT: Annual Running of the Bulls
WHEN: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at 11 AM
WHERE: 130 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Visit the Facebook page for updates: