Do you need tickets to run with the bulls?

Do you need tickets to run with the bulls?

No, you do not need tickets or reservations of any kind to run with the bulls. You don't need to fill out any forms, pay any fees, or demonstrate your physical fitness in advance. Taking part in this centuries-old tradition costs nothing, and all you need to do if you want to participate is show up on time. 

If you plan on running with the bulls in Spain, be at the Plaza Consistorial in Pamplona, Spain by 7:00am any morning between July 7th - July 14th. Police will close the streets to the public by 7:15am, and if you're not already lined up, you won't be allowed to run.

You'll need to be wearing the right clothes: long pants or joggers, a shirt, and good running shoes. If you'd like, you can also wear a traditional pañuelo (red handkerchief tied around your neck) or faja (red sash around your waist). These items can be purchased on any street in Pamplona's Casco Viejo neighborhood, where the Running of the Bulls festival takes place, for around 2 or 3 euros each.

You can also choose to bring a rolled up newspaper. Some runners claim that a rolled up newspaper helps them judge the distance between them and the bull. However, you can't bring any purses, bags, or backpacks, since the straps can get caught on a barricade or bull's horn. You also can't bring any cameras, since they can distract you from the dangers of the bull run.

If you'd like to watch the bull run from a balcony above the danger, you can book a balcony space directly overlooking the bull run streets: Santo Domingo, Mercaderes, and Estafeta.

Whether you want to run with the bulls or watch from safety, we can't wait to welcome you to Pamplona!

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