Rolling of the Bulls

Skip Pamplona, Come Run with our Bulls!

Children’s Trust and the Historic Grandin Village Association invite you to the first 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 Star City Roller Derby Girls!

A fun-run fundraiser to support child abuse prevention in our region.
Register today and join us Saturday, July 23, for the first annual Rolling of the Bulls fun-run fundraiser through the village. Our bulls will be fast, tough and chasing you the entire way as you try to reach Grandin Village 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 under the age of 12 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!

After the run, cool off at the Grandin Chillage!
The fun doesn’t stop when you reach Grandin Village! Immediately following the fun-run, stick around for a special Grandin Chillage featuring food, craft beer and a kids’ play zone complete with a bouncy house, mechanical bull, free ice cream, pony rides and more! The Chillage is FREE for every Rolling of the Bulls registered participant. 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.

 

Meet the Bulls

Rocky Bye Baby
Lisa Stephens aka Rocky Bye Baby. Rocky, a Taurus, grew up skating every weekend growing up and was thrilled to find out that she is allowed to skate and knock people down for fun.

Suzi Stormcloud
Lauren Carroll aka Suzi Stormcloud. As co-captain of Star City Roller Girls she’s skating her 5th season with the team. Strategy, technique, and teamwork are her preferred tools for domination.

No Mo
Sarah Morris aka No Mo: No Mo has been skating with the Star City Roller Girls for three years, but has been awesome since birth. A true speed demon, so look out!

FizzGig
Christina Rouse aka FizzGig: FizzGig is an avid board game player and extremely passionate about helping children in her community.

 

FAQs

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 a similar event in New Orleans.

Q: How do I register?
A: Click here

Q: How long is the fun-run?
A: .8 miles from Christ Lutheran Church at the corner of Grandin and Brandon, to Grandin Village proper in front of the Grandin Theatre. Google says you can walk it in 13 minutes!

Q: What time does the fun-run start?
A: The Star City Roller Girl bulls will be corralled at Christ Lutheran at 10:30 a.m. Runners are released at 11:00 a.m., with the bulls in hot pursuit one minute later. Rolling of the Bulls 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 under the age of 12 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: Parking along Grandin will not be permitted. We have secured permission for parking at:
Unitarian Church
Raleigh Court Pres Church
Raleigh Court UMC Church

Additionally, public parking lots in Grandin Village are available behind the Natural Foods Co-Op. Parking will not be available at Christ Lutheran Church (the start site of the event).

Q: Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
A: Phone: (540) 344-3579   Email: teresa.carpentieri@roact.org