The 2nd Annual San Fermin de Tempe (Running of the Bulls Tempe) is downtown’s newest fall festival! In homage to Spain’s summer festival with the New Orleans twist, join hundreds of runners as they take over the streets of #DowntownTempe and our very own Rollerbulls  from all over the state are unleashed!

Rollerbull- Definition: Roller Derby girls dressed in horns equipped with plastic bats. Rollerbulls are there to keep you moving – don’t get caught!)

Worried about the running? Don’t worry… this isn’t a 5k, its a 1.2k. There is no prize for first place. There are however some awards:


  1. A Glutton for Punishment: goes to the runner that was gored by the most bulls
  2. Scaredy Cat: goes to the fastest runner. (You dont want this award)
  3. Horniest Bull: goes to the Rollerbull with the best horns
  4. Angriest Bull: goes to the meanest Rollerbull



10am – 2PM – Runners will proceed to the pre-registration table according to their last name to pick up their party package at the new Pedal Haus Brewery. There, the crowd will enjoy live music and demonstrations from the RollerBulls.
2PM – 3PM – Opening ceremonies will begin, runners will make their way to 7th St. in a ceremonial parade for the blessing by “The Pope” where we will release the “bulls” and begin the run.  Runners will make their way east on 7th St to Mill Ave. Run up Mill Ave through the heart of #downtowtempe to 4th St, through Hayden Square and back down Maple to 6th St., pass through the “gauntlet” at 6th St. and Mill Ave. and finally into the Centerpoint courtyard to the finish line.
3:45PM – 4:30PM – Closing ceremony in the Centerpoint courtyard, awards, and after party celebrations begin between Fat Tuesday and Handle Bar.
4:30PM – 2AM – Party with the RollerBulls while enjoying live band and DJ entertainment.

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