Thrill-seekers run with the bulls in Arizona town

By TERRY TANG | October 18, 2011 | 4:20 PM EDT

Running of the Bull participants try to get out of the way of a herd of bulls Saturday Oct. 15, 2011, in Cave Creek, Ariz. Over 1,000 thrill seekers experienced an adrenaline rush of a life time by running a quarter mile in front of forty 1,500 lbs. raging bulls during the 4th Running of the Bulls in America. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — It's not the streets of Pamplona, but a few hundred people got a similar thrill by running from bulls in the Arizona desert.

Nearly two dozen bulls chased more than 200 people in the first of several runs Saturday on a quarter-mile, fenced track in the small town of Cave Creek.

Based on the annual running of the bulls in Spain, the weekend-long event drew dozens of spectators and hundreds of runners — some who paid to do all the runs.

Similar to Spain, numerous runners showed up dressed in red and white.

Organizers say the Cave Creek version is safer because the bulls are rodeo animals. However, participants had to sign a lengthy liability waiver and medical form.