First Annual Ybor City “Running of the Bulls” Event Announced for October 3rd, 2009

Runs with Bulls - Tampa Bay event recreates the world-famous Encierro of Pamplona using Tampa Bay's all-female flat-track roller derby team, Derby Darlins, as the bulls chasing local runners down 7th Avenue in Ybor City to raise funds for the Alpha House of Tampa on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009.

Online PR News – 17-August-2009 – – Tampa, Florida, August 17, 2009 - More than 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the First Annual “Runs with Bulls - Tampa Bay event in Ybor City on October 3, 2009. The Charity event benefits Alpha House of Tampa and pays homage to the city's Spanish roots and the world-famous Encierro of Pamplona.

The chase will begin at 9 a.m. at 20th Street and continue west on 7th Avenue to Centro Ybor. Participating runners will be given a head start before the release of the bulls - Tampa Bay's Derby Darlins roller derby team. The all-female flat-track roller derby team will be on skates with foam bats to chase and prod the quick and brave runners to the finish line.

"We were looking to create a unique and fun event for runners in Tampa Bay," said Jim Torgler, Head Honcho, Runs with Bulls - Tampa Bay. “They wouldn't allow us to run real bulls through Ybor City, so we asked members of Tampa Bay's all-female flat-track roller derby team, the Derby Darlins if they would be our bulls. They jumped at the chance."

Come event day, the Derby Darlins will transform into Darlin Bulls, according to Torgler. "These gals will make sure everyone who participates has a good time."

Individuals can participate in the event as a single runner or as a member of a four-person team. Single registration is $25 and includes an event T-shirt. The cost for a four-person team is $80, with each team member receiving an event T-shirt. Participants must be 18-years-of-age and will only be permitted to run if pre-registered. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories.

To learn more about this event and register to participate as one of the quick and the brave visit

About Runs with Bulls - Tampa Bay
Runs with Bulls - Tampa Bay is the organizing group for this first annual charity event. The group's goals include:
• Raising needed funds for Alpha House of Tampa
• Promoting the athleticism and camaraderie of roller derby
• Building community awareness and interest in Ybor City

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