21st Running of the Bull & Kids' Run

Red bandanas, white shirts, and two men in a bull costume? This can only mean one thing: it’s the annual Running of the Bull in Dewey Beach! Saturday, June 24th, the infamous bull is turning 21 and he’s ready to celebrate with an ice cold Bud Light, but before he does, he’s going to have to have to warm up with the kiddos on the Dagsworthy Street Beach. 


“Dewey is known for its nightlife, and vibrant community.” Owner of the Starboard, Steve “Monty” Montgomery says, “this is a great way to extend that party spirit in a way that’s fun for the whole family.”


21 years ago when Michael McDonnell founded the bull run at the Starboard Restaurant, he wasn’t yet a husband or a father. As life evolved for the McDonnell and Montgomery, the two men put their thinking caps on and founded a different kind of bull run to entertain the smallest up and coming Dewey Beachers. 


This year marks the 6th annual Kids’ Bull Run in Dewey Beach—a rip-roaring, family friendly, good time where kids gather on the beach to be chased by The Starboard’s own bull. Beginning at 10:30 A.M. the smallest bull runners are treated to t-shirts and then music and dancing, lead by Kelly Ranieri. The bull then chases everyone down the beach, after which there are some good photo ops, piñata bashing, and a skim boarding bull provided by Alley Oop. 


After the conclusion of the kids’ run, it’s time to call on your best babysitters so you can get in line to run with Dewey’s party crowd. The stage will be set and from 12 P.M. until 4 P.M., it’s the official Bull Run party and revelry. Around 2 P.M. the actual “run” takes place where our fabulous and ridiculously dressed crowd of imbibed participates will stumble, fumble, and generally move in a forward motion as the bull chases them down the street, onto the beach, and back to The Starboard where the matador awaits a fight to the “death.” 


Who will win? Well you’re going to have to come and see for yourself on June 24th at The Starboard. It’s one great day and two awesome events, so get yourselves down to the hottest little beach town on the Delaware coast! For more information visit http://therunningofthebull.com


Info box: 


Kids Bull Run begins 10:30AM

Dagsworthy Street Beach, Dewey 


Adult Bull Run begins at 2PM

Revelry at The Starboard ALL DAY

Wear a costume, bring a sign, be ready to run. 



Dewey Beach