Skip Pamplona, Come Run with our Bulls!

Children’s Trust invite you to the second annual Rolling of the Bulls! It’s just like the run in Pamplona – only with an exciting spin – our ‘bulls’ are none other than the Valley’s All-star Roller Derby Girls!

A fun-run fundraiser to support child abuse prevention in our region.
Register today and join us Saturday, July 1, for the second annual Rolling of the Bulls fun-run fundraiser through downtown Roanoke. Our bulls will be fast, tough and chasing you the entire way as you try to reach the Wells Fargo Plaza unscathed! The runner that completes the .8 mile fun-run first without being gored (and by gored we mean touched)is the winner! Runners of all ages are invited to participate, children in strollers are free.

The first 100 to register receive a red event bandana, the first 50 registered receive the bandana and a commemorative poster, and if you are among the first 25 to register you will receive a signature t-shirt as well!

Click here for the days full agenda!

Volunteers Needed: Click here to help!

After the run, have fun at our Kids Fiesta!
The fun doesn’t stop when you reach Wells Fargo Plaza! Immediately following the fun-run, stick around for a special Kids Fiesta, complete with a bouncy house, mechanical bull, water maze, balloon catapult,  free ice cream (thanks Freedom First), and more!  Click here for all the details.

Every registration supports child abuse prevention in our region.
Children’s Trust promotes child abuse awareness, provides family support, a child-friendly environment for abuse investigations and loyal advocacy for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

Last year…

  • 3,548 children learned how to protect their bodies from child abuse.
  • 113 abused children found safe, permanent homes.
  • 341 children told their stories of abuse in a safe, child-friendly environment.
  • 229 parents and children received support and guidance.
  • 90 people learned how to protect children from sexual abuse.



Q: What the heck is Rolling of the Bulls?
A: A fun-run to raise money in support of the Children’s Trust mission to prevent child abuse and neglect. Check out this video from last year!

Q: How do I register?
A: Click here

Q: How long is the fun-run?
A: .8 miles from Lee Plaza across from the Roanoke City Municipal Building to Wells Fargo Plaza, on the corner of Market Street and Salem Avenue. Google says you can walk it in 13 minutes!

Q: What time does the fun-run start?
A: The Valley’s All-Star Roller Girl bulls will be corralled at Lee Plaza at 9:00 a.m. Runners are released at 9:30 a.m., with the bulls in hot pursuit one minute later. Click here to download detailed event agenda!

Q: Is there an age limit to run?
A: There is no age limit to participate, but all runners must complete a waiver form at registration on the day of the event. Children in strollers are free.

Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Runners are not permitted to run with pets to insure the safety of the bulls and pets.

Q: What are my parking options?
A: There is lots of FREE parking including: Campbell Garage (355 Campbell Ave.), Church Avenue Garage (121 Church Ave.), Market Lot (120 Church Ave.), Center in the Square Garage (11 Campbell Ave.), Tower Garage (Wells Fargo Tower, 19 Norfolk Ave.) Elmwood Park Garage, Warehouse Row Lot, Elmwood Lot and Gainsboro Garage.

Q: Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
A: Phone: (540) 344-3579   Email: