Bill Hillmann

Author's Bio

Bill Hillmann is an award-winning essayist, aspiring novelist and the founder and host of the Windy City Story Slam. He's been running with the bulls in Pamplona for seven years.

The Oldest Running of the Bulls

For nearly 800 years, the residents of Cuéllar, Spain, have been risking their lives in the annual encierro. Bill Hillmann traveled to this small town to participate for the first time and to speak...

The Running of the Bulls, Day 8

Our man on the ground has his best run of the year on the eighth and penultimate day of the 2012 San Fermin festival—before another runner stomps on his foot and sends him diving for cover in the...

The Running of the Bulls, Day 7

Our man on the ground at the 2012 San Fermin festival chats with Dennis Clancey, a frequent Pamplona runner and filmmaker who has been working on Chasing Red for the past six years.

The Running of the Bulls, Day 6

After getting yanked under the barricades by a Red Cross medic, our man on the ground at the 2012 San Fermin festival chats with Jesus Muniain, who has been helping runners for 30 years.

The Running of the Bulls, Day 5

Our man on the ground at the 2012 San Fermin festival remembers the time he ran with Jimeno Romero, who was gored to death in 2009 and memorialized by his family with a special monument of flowers...

The Running of the Bulls, Day 4

A collection of sights and quick observations from our man on the ground at the 2012 San Fermin festival, including a conversation with brothers Peter Milligan and Aryeh Deutsch.

The Running of the Bulls, Day 3

A collection of sights and quick observations from our man on the ground at the 2012 San Fermin festival, including a conversation with the medics that rescued him from a charging steer.

The Running of the Bulls, Day 2

A collection of sights and quick observations from our man on the ground at the 2012 San Fermin festival, including a conversation with David Ubeda, who recovered from last year's broken arm to run...

The Running of the Bulls, Day 1

A collection of sights and quick observations from our man on the ground at the 2012 San Fermin festival, including still photographs shot by Ernest Hemingway's great-grandson and a brief interview...

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How to Run With the Bulls

Whether you're looking forward to your first dance with death or pride yourself on being a seasoned veteran, these tips will help you enjoy a safe run with the bulls

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