Thrill seekers head to Baytown for Great Bull Run of Houston; organizers: one person injured

Thousands of thrill seekers headed to Baytown on Saturday for the first ever Great Bull Run in Texas, but at least one person was injured
January 25, 2014 8:35:53 PM PST
Thousands of thrill seekers headed to Baytown on Saturday for the first ever Great Bull Run in Texas, but at least one person was injured during the event.

For those who have wanted to run with the bulls like at the famous "Running of the Bulls" event in Spain -- but maybe you didn't want to travel to Spain to do so -- Saturday was your chance.

The Great Bull Run of Houston was held at Baytown's Royal Purple Raceway.

Organizers said all of the bulls participating in the event were trained, and they didn't expect any injuries. But there was at least one injury reported.

According to officials, one participant was taken to San Jacinto Methodist Hospital after being hurt in the final run of the day. He was treated for scrapes and bruises to his face, arms and hands. Officials said he also suffered a concussion.

Organizers told us 3,500 daredevils faced their fears during a quarter-mile sprint with 24 bulls on their heels. More than 6,000 people were in attendance.

There was also a tomato fight at the end.

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