The Scoop on the Get Gored for Good Fundraiser

Outwit bulls on roller skates at PVD's version of the Running of the Bulls.
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PHOTOGRAPH: FRANK MULLIN

Spain can keep the running of the bulls; Providence has its own roller bulls. The ladies of the Providence Roller Derby wear helmets with horns and take to the streets on April 29 for Get Gored for Good, a fundraiser to benefit Amos House. “It’s a play on the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain,” says Amos House’s event coordinator Rachel Colaiace. “Our bulls are the Providence Roller Derby women. They wear roller skates and chase participants through downtown Providence.” The event includes two parts: An uninterrupted, chip-timed, five-K road race that kicks off at 10 a.m., followed by the one-and-a-half-mile obstacle course at 11 a.m., when participants are pursued by the infamous roller bulls wielding mop heads dipped in red paint. Families, groups and singles hit the obstacle course filled with inflatable challenges while getting messy with red paint. Wear your event T-shirt during the event, and stay for the after-party at Burnside Park, which includes live music, food, kids’ games, a mechanical bull and more. “The purpose is to bring the community together, have some fun, but also do some good,” says Colaiace. “It’s a great way to educate kids about Amos House in a way that’s not intimidating.” getgoredforgood.com