Local Group Heads to Spain to Run With the Bulls
by KYW’s Margie Smith
It’s time for the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain and when the bulls hit the streets over a hundred people from the area will be running in front of them.He’s a corporate lawyer from Cherry Hill by day but by night, Peter Milligan is founder of the Philadelphia Pena and Taurino group; a club dedicated to the centuries old festival known as “San Fermin.” It all got started on a dare:
“My brother and I were watching the running of the bulls on television and he said ‘I bet you wouldn’t do that’ and I said ‘I bet I would.’ Next thing I know there we were, flinching as the bulls ran by us.”
Now, 125 people from Philadelphia and South Jersey are heading to Spain with this advice:
“If you fall, don’t get up. That’s the number one way to attract the bulls.”
Milligan says it’s wildly dangerous but all worth it.