Biloxi Beach Bull Run a thrill for runners

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Weighing in at over 1,000 pounds each, 10 bulls and four steer horses made their way to the Mississippi Coast this week. Saturday night a run with the bulls was held as part of the PCA rodeo finals.

Over 100 people registered for this event, and hope it won't be the last.

"I love when things like this come to the Gulf Coast," said Sean Peters.

"Since Katrina, we're building and building and getting stronger. And for different stuff to come down like this, it's really an amazing thing to get everyone together to have some fun."

"Just living, not many opportunities to do stuff like this and just trying to do as much as you can while you have the time to do it," said David Mawe.

For some runners, like Yvette Thomas, they were not new to this type of thing.

"We've done a couple Spartan races before, so we just like the thrill," said Thomas.

Assistant Executive Director of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Convention Center, Matt McDonnell, says it's a simple race and all you have to do is run and hope you're running faster than the person next to you.

"We're going to allow them to spread out on the track, we'll turn 10 bulls and four steer, 14 animals, loose at the same time, and they're going to run a quarter of a mile track," said McDonnell.

Some were looking forward to the end of that quarter of a mile, but also look forward to this event returning back to south Mississippi.

"The more people that hear about it, once this is done, there's runners all over this coast that will come from miles to come do this," runner Cheryl Smith said.

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