Sun., August 4, 2013 10:00am (EDT)

Running Of The Bulls Heads To Georgia
By Associated Press
Updated: 12 months ago

ATLANTA, Ga.  —  
The Great Bull Run is inspired by the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo courtesy:  Xavi Talleda)
The Great Bull Run is inspired by the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo courtesy: Xavi Talleda)
Organizers of a new event planned for several U.S. cities plan to unleash bulls that will sprint down a track alongside daredevils who will try to avoid being trampled.

The Great Bull Run is inspired by the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Injuries are common at bull runs, but organizers of the U.S. events say theirs will be different, with several safety features. They plan to put fencing up and hold events at venues such as auto racing tracks and horse parks.

The first event is set for August 24 at a drag-racing strip south of Richmond, Va. Another is set for October 19 at an Atlanta-area horse park used in the 1996 Olympics.

More events are planned later for Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois and Pennsylvania.