The Running of the Bulls
I am 68-years-old and I am running with the bulls this year. I think that my beloved significant other is out to collect on my life insurance because she was the one that entered me in The Running of the Bulls. No, not the one in Pamploma, Spain, the one in Denver, Colorado. The Highland Running of the Bulls and the “Bulls” are the girls of the Rocky Mountain RollerGirls team. Instead of trying to gore us with horns they will be trying to beat us to death with Whiffle Ball Bats and Pool Noodles.
- The Second Annual Running of the Highland Bulls.
- They take Running With the Bulls very serious.
- Training and Waiting for race say.
- Post Race Festivities.
- Come on and join me in Running With the Highland Bulls.
The Second Annual Running of the Highland Bulls.
Cathy has me in training for the second annual Running of the Highland Bulls. My five-mile daily walk has turned into a five-mile daily run. I cannot cheat either because she follows me on her bicycle. By the time of the actual Running of the Bulls, I should be more than ready because the actual run is for only one kilometer which is less than a mile—0 621371 miles to be exact. Oh, well, it is for a good cause, all the proceeds this year will go to the Tennyson Center for Children.
They take Running With the Bulls very serious.
I put up my $25 entry fee online and signed the release form relieving the race sponsors from all liability if I should trip and break my neck, have a heart attack from the exertion and heat, or if one of the Bulls should roll over me. Cathy took it upon herself to go shopping and buy me the required whites—shorts and shirt—and red accessories. She decided upon a red belt and red sash. She wanted to buy me new, red running shoes too, but I drew the line there—i had just bought a new pair of running shoes that cost me $185 so there was no need to buy another pair. I told her she could switch my black laces for red laces if she insisted but no new shoes. The truth is that Cathy would love to run with the Bulls herself, but that would not be wise with her spinal problems. Actually, the red and white racing colors are based on what they wear at Pamploma, Spain.
Training and Waiting for race say.
Race day is July 7th with the race kicking off at 9 AM sharp at 32nd Avenue and Tennyson and ending at 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. The rules are quite simple and easy to follow:
- Race at your own Risk
- Don't even think about touching the bulls
- If you find yourself on the ground, stay on the ground
- Keep moving at all times
Well rule number two may take some effort to obey because some of those “Bulls” are mighty fetching. OK, I will confess to being a dirty old man, but Cathy tells me that I am her dirty old man:-))
Post Race Festivities.
For those of us who make it across the finish line without getting “trampled” under the “Hooves” of the “Bulls” there will be music, food, drinks, dancing, and general celebration.
Come on and join me in Running With the Highland Bulls.
It is not too late to sign up on line and you have a couple of weeks to get yourself in fighting shape. Come on guys and gals, I need some competition. Win or lose, it does not matter, what matter is that all the money is going to help the needy children of Denver.
All photos courtesy of the Denver Post.