Oct 20, 2012 11:04 PM
CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) - It's not Pamplona, Spain. And these aren't the super aggressive fighting bulls known to gore or kill those who dare to get in their way.
But more than an estimated 700 willing runners ran for their lives Saturday in the annual running of the bulls in this small Arizona town, around an hour north of Phoenix.
Cave Creek played host to a safer version of the storied sprints through Pamplona but with less aggressive bulls. Instead, the event used bulls who are rodeo animals and whose horns have been blunted for the occasion.
Runners, who sign long release forms, already knew the route - and the location of the escape exits. Participants also signed a medical form saying they have not had any booze or drugs before the run.
But at least eight people were injured during the event, with six of them suffering minor injuries, promoter Phil Immordino told the Arizona Republic.