Watching man conquer nature is supremely satisfying, though curiously, so is watching a dam fail. Feel the rush with this GrouponLive deal to see the Running of the Bulls USA in Cave Creek on Saturday, October 20, with opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30 a.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get one all-day spectator ticket (up to a $21.50 value, including fees).
- For $18, you get two all-day spectator tickets (up to a $43 value, including fees).
- For $12, you get one single-bull-run pass (a $26.50 value, including fees).
- For $23, you get two single-bull-run passes (a $53 value, including fees).
Each single bull-run pass is valid for participation in one run, which begin every hour, on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spectator passes for kids aged 4–18 are $5 each, and kids younger than 4 receive free admission. All runners must have medical insurance to participate.
The panicked shuffling of feet. Beads of sweat dripping down foreheads. A streak of red scarves flashing before the spectators’ eyes. Suddenly, the pounding hooves of a dozen 1,500-pound bulls. This isn’t Pamplona, where Europeans have celebrated the Running of the Bulls ever since Isabella II’s 16th birthday party went awry. This is Cave Creek, Arizona, site of the fifth annual Running of the Bulls USA. Featured on such media outlets as ABC’s Good Morning America, last year’s festival drew upwards of 1,000 runners and 5,000 spectators. This year, seven heats of runners flee the oncoming horns, with other live entertainment happening throughout the day. Rodeo clowns keep young audiences amused, while the dangerous spectacle of bullfights make them cover their eyes lest they see the matadors’ blankets get frayed. At 6 p.m., an awards ceremony concludes the running, just before live music continues the revelry into the evening hours.