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Thrill-seekers run with bulls -- in Georgia

Participants run alongside charging bulls during the Great Bull Run at the Georgia International Horse Park, on Oct. 19, in Conyers, Ga. The event, expected to attract 3,000 runners Saturday, is inspired by the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and has future stops planned in Texas, Florida, California, Illinois and Pennsylvania.David Goldman / AP
Megan Wright, right, and Jennifer Campbell, left, both of Mobile, Ala., chant with the crowd before running alongside charging bulls during the Great Bull Run at the Georgia International Horse Park, on Oct. 19, in Conyers, Ga.David Goldman / AP

Some 3,000 daredevils decked out in white outfits and red scarves dodged bulls at a Georgia horse park to get a taste of the running of the bulls, as made famous in Spain.

Horse riders herded 18 bulls into a fenced course for the event, dubbed the Great Bull Run. Many stood alongside the fence as the bulls ran by, but some tried to sprint with the animals. A few runners fell or were knocked down, but no serious injuries were reported.

-- By The Associated Press

Colby Gibbs, of Kennesaw, Ga., left, ties a bandana around his neck.Jade Griffith, right, ties a bandana around her neckDavid Goldman / AP
Eddy Fernandez, left, Mike Woodside, center, both of Atlanta, and Michael Kelley, of Knoxville, Tenn., wear goggles before running alongside charging bulls.David Goldman / AP
Participants run alongside charging bulls during the Great Bull Run.David Goldman / AP
Bryant Knight, of Macon, Ga., is tended to by a medical official after being run over by a charging bull. Knight was not seriously injured was able to walk off the track.David Goldman / AP