Hundreds of Birmingham businessmen and women will grab the bull by the horns in a charity dash across the city, stopping at watering holes on the way.
The second annual Bull Run, which aims to raise thousands of pounds for Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer and Edward’s Trust, has taken on a new slant this year with two competing teams vying to raise the most money.
On July 8, the streets of Birmingham will resonate to the stampede of red and blue teams headed by Bart Dalton of The Mercantile Club, and Bryan Manley of Alchemy Translations.
The Bull Run, the brainchild of Dalton, senior partner at AMP Wealth, one of the city’s newest firms of wealth managers and stockbrokers, was inspired by the famous running of the bulls – one of the highlights of the Spanish calendar.
“We want to make our Bull Run one of the highlights of the Birmingham business calendar,” said Mr Dalton. His red team will be herded together at St Paul’s Club in the Jewellery Quarter before being driven to The Sun on the Hill, in Bennett’s Hill and then the Walkabout in Broad Street while the blue team will start at The Loft Lounge, in Bromsgrove Street, moving on to the Island Bar, in Suffolk Street and St Bèni, in Holliday Street. Each runner will receive a drink at each location en route before the teams meet up at The Grosvenor Casino, in Broad Street, where they will be fed and watered with further fundraising raffles and auctions, for £35.
Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer was founded in June 2000. It aims to create a top centre of excellence for breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.