We are busy gearing up for our tours to Running of the Bulls in Pamplona (San Fermin Festival) during 2012, and will again be offering a fantastic selection of tours, accommodation and travel options for the San Fermin (Pamplona Running of the Bulls) 2012. But its always fun to have a look back at 2011. It’s interesting to see local government officials in Pamplona have used technology to count how many people take part in the annual San Fermin Festival Bull Runs. They estimated that 20,400 people ran over the 8 different bull runs during 2011, with the first Bull Run on 7 July being the busiest with 3600 people taking part. They also estimated 56% of the runners are Spanish, 8% of the runners are from Australia and New Zealand, and 4% of the runners are from the UK.
Other interesting facts are 80% of the runners are aged between 18 to 35 years old, and 49% of participants are running for the first time. They also estimate that 94% of runners are male, with 6% being female. All we can say is bring on San Fermin 2012!