Running of the Bulls Returns to the Streets of SoMa

And now for something entirely different.

The Running of the Bulls de la Pequena Roca is returning to the streets of Little Rock next month, and it definitely makes for a unique sight.

On Saturday, May 4, runners will gather in SoMa to run a short distance to raise money for Family Promise of Pulaski County. There’s just one catch: They’ll be chased by roller derby girls.

Yes, standing in for Spain’s charging bulls are members of the Rock Town Roller Derby League, complete with horns on their helmets and plastic bats to prod you along. The event features options for the whole family, including a race just for kiddos, and since the run is part of the 501 Fest lineup, you can expect some good eats at the finish line, too.

Family Promise of Pulaski County is a local nonprofit that works with faith groups to offer shelter, food, transportation and case management for families in need. Learn more about the organization on the nonprofit’s website.

On-site registration starts at 11 a.m. with the kids’ race kicking off at 11:30 a.m., followed by the adult run at 11:45 a.m.

For more information on the Running of the Bulls, or to skip the line and register today, click here.

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