Anyone inexperienced who wants to run should find out all about this dangerous race and the protective measures which they need to take to ensure their own safety and that of those running alongside them.
1. PHYSICAL FITNESS
The Running of the Bulls is not for everyone; it calls for composure, sobriety, good reflexes and outstanding physical fitness. If you do not meet these requirements, you should not take part. It is very dangerous.
2. A STRETCH
It is impossible to run the entire course, so you should choose the section which suits you best.
3. 18 OR OVER
Under-18s are not allowed to run.
4. SUITABLE CLOTHING
For your own safety, you must wear suitable clothing and footwear.
5. FREE OF HINDRANCE
You must take part free of objects which could hinder your run or that of others: backpacks, cameras, mobile phones, etc.
6. FINAL ACCESS TIME
Runners of the bull run cannot access the route after 7:30. On the 7th, Saturday and Sunday at 7:15.
7. LOCAL POLICE
Those who want to run must take up position in the areas cordoned off by the Local Police, whose instructions must be strictly followed in the interest of the safety of those running.
8. CORNERS AND DOORWAYS
Due to the particular danger it poses, you must not wait for the bulls to be released in nooks and corners, around blind bends or in the doorways of houses or establishments along the route.
9. STRAIGHT LINE
Run in a straight line and do not cross the path or stop in front of the bulls or other runners.
10. DO NOT TOUCH
Do not incite the bulls, attract their attention or touch them for any reason at any point on the route.
11. PLAN YOUR EXIT
Runners must know where they plan to leave the run and should do so to one side of the route. Do not stop suddenly or remain on the fencing or in doorways or similar places, hindering the run or the chance other runners have to escape.
12. CLEAR THE BULLRING
On entering the Bull Ring, run behind the fencing as quickly as possible, leaving room for those coming behind you. Do not incite the bulls and clear the bullring so the cowherds and dobladores can get on with their jobs.