The festival of San Fermin, or the Pamplona bull running as it's more commonly known outside Spain officially begins at midday on 6th July every year with the 'chupinazo' which takes place on the balcony of the Casa Consistorial in Pamplona. The Pamplona Bull Run takes place at 8am every morning from 6th to 14th July. Runners must be in the running area by 7.30am. The actual run stretches from the corral at
where the bulls are kept, to the bullring where they will fight that same afternoon. The length of the run is 825 meters and the average time of the run from start to finish is about three minutes. The streets through the old town which make up the Santo Domingo Bull Run are walled off so the bulls can't escape. Each day six fighting bulls run the route as well as two herds of bullocks.
Further information: www.spanish-fiestas.com