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July 13, 2019
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
Before the Downtown Hampton Block Party music begins
Downtown Hampton at Queens Way
Queens Way
Hampton, VA 23669
Free to run; $15 general for fundraiser; $25 VIP fundraiser
rolling of bulls
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Rolling of the Bulls

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Inspired by the Running of the Bulls event in Spain, the Rolling of the Bulls in Hampton will feature participants running from roller derby Girls armed with horns and wiffle ball bats. Registration for the free run begins on-site at 5:45 p.m. The main event begins with a half-mile run through the gantlet of derby girls. After the run is the "bull fight," followed by La Balloontina, where participants will be pelted by water balloons filled with red food coloring (modeled after La Tomatina event in Spain). The winner is whoever has the most unstained white clothing after 2,000 balloons have been thrown. Each runner MUST wear white (so the girls know exactly who to hit) and creativity is highly suggested. The day begins at 3 p.m. with the fundraiser on the deck at Marker 20 for the Dominion Derby Girls. A fee of $15 gets you paella, 2 drinks, and a custom red scarf. A fee of $25 gets you VIP, which includes all of the above, plus a swag bag. Register at the link.

Rolling of the Bulls Schedule

3-6 p.m. 

Fundraiser on the deck at Marker 20 for the Dominion Derby Girls. A fee of $15 gets you paella, awesome drink specials, and a custom red scarf. A fee of $25 gets you VIP, which includes a swag bag. To register, visit

5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Register for the Rolling of the Bulls -- The rolling is free but you must sign up to participate; minors must have an adult on-site. Registration will be located in front of the deck at Marker 20.

6:35 p.m. – Blessing of the Bulls – don’t miss this highly spiritual and hilarious “blessing.”

6:40 p.m. The Rolling Begins: The runners go through the gantlet of bulls and begin the course.

6:50 p.m. The race ends and “Bull Fight” begins.

7 p.m. Dividing of teams for La Ballontina.

The Balloontina is patterned after La Tomatina. La Tomatina is a large tomato fight and carnival in thetiny town of Bunol, Spain. But because Carlyle is a carnivore, we are doing it with balloons with red food coloring in them. That way no tomatoes get hurt. The winner will be the person with the most unstained white clothing after the 2,000 balloons have been thrown.

This year’s Rolling of the Bulls and La Balloontina will be part of the Downtown Hampton Block Party. Music will take place 6-10:30 p.m. Live music begins at 7 p.m. with The Dharma Initiative and then enjoy national artist and soul queen Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds when they take the stage at 9:00 p.m.  

For more information on Rolling with the Bulls, call 757/727-1271 or email To register for the Marker 20 pre-party, visit Information can be found at