There’s a whole ‘nother kind of Chicago bull coming to town.
Founded by two attorneys who apparently fear neither bulls nor lawsuits, the Run is modeled after the Encierro of San Fermin — that same festival made famous in Papa Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.
The American version works somewhat the same: position yourself along the track with a few hundred thrill-seekers, then run like hell when eighteen 1,500-lb. bulls charge your way (check this video).
The bulls are unleashed in herds of six. Dangerous? Certainly. Just means you’ll have to keep to your wits.
Yes, there’s a waiver. Safety nooks throughout the course. Pro bull handlers abound. A full medical staff on hand.
Afterwards you’ll celebrate life with a beer and the opportunity to join a thousand tomato-chuckers at the afternoon’s giant tomato fight.
Ain’t no bullshit.