We receive LOTS of inquiries regarding the Bullrun rally. To make things easier, we’ve created a list of some of the most frequently asked questions. If you’re looking to join the Bullrun rally for the first time, please read the following FAQ before you inquire, as the answers to your questions might be here.
1. How does the rally differ from the TV show on SPEED?
The Bullrun Live Rally has been going on since 2004 and brings together a celebrity-strewn cast of petrosexuals and supercars as the rally winds its way around the United States. Every year the route is different to keep things fresh. The reality TV show format on Spike and SPEED was a spin-off of the annual live rally. The live rally fields up to 100 cars from around the world. The live rally provides drivers with 5-star accommodations, 1st-class meals, top-notch parties, track events and other public and private events for the drivers to enjoy. The rally spans over a week, and each day the drivers find themselves in a new city. For more info on the difference between the rally and reality show, click here
2. How do I apply to join the rally?
To apply for the rally, you must send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing information about you, your co-driver and the car you intend on bringing. We like to get a good mix of personalities and cars on our events, so just because you don’t own a Ferrari doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the fun.
3. How much does it cost to join the rally?
The Bullrun Live Rally costs $20K (USD) per team. A team comprises of two people driving one car. The rally entry fee covers the costs of all hotels, meals, parties, track events, venue rentals and Bullrun swag.
4. Am I allowed to get personal sponsors to help offset or cover my entry fee?
Yes, you are allowed to obtain personal sponsorships to cover the cost of the entry fee. It is up to you to find personal sponsorship. However, you need to check with us to make sure your sponsors do not conflict with the sponsors of the rally. Some teams manage to get in for free due to their sponsors covering the entire entry fee. It is possible!
5. Do I need to own a Ferrari or Lamborghini to do the rally?
No, you don’t need a Ferrari or Lamborghini to do the rally. We have a variety of vehicles participate in the rallies every year. We’ve had everything from fake cop cars, motorcycles, fighter jets, RV’s, Limo’s, Hummer’s, Muscle Cars, Tuners, etc. on the rally. We like to see a mix of cars on the rally. When it comes to selecting a vehicle for the rally, make sure it’s reliable and comfortable. Some of the driving legs can be very long.
6. What cities will Bullrun visit this year?
We can’t disclose that information. That’s part of the fun of Bullrun. Every day we hand out a route card to the drivers detailing a location where they must drive to and pick up another route card. Sometimes the checkpoints can be tricky to find. It’s like a scavenger hunt. Every day we have a mid-day checkpoint which could be a race track, a small town, a restarant, go-kart track, you name it. At the end of the day the drivers wiil find their way to the final destination city where we will spend the night.
7. Is Bullrun a race?
No. Bullrun is not a race. We are driving on public roads, so racing is not allowed. It’s a rally after all – it’s in th ename of fun. Bullrun is all about navigation and finding the best route to the next checkpoint. At the end of the day, the drivers all check in at the hotel and the night time festivities begin. At the end of the rally, we present the top three navigationally superior teams with the Navigator Award.
8. I don’t live in the US, can I still be a part of the rally?
Of course you can! We have had numerous teams from Canada, the UK, Australia, Finland, Denmark, etc. participate in the rally before, so there’s no reason why you can’t.
9. What do I do if I need to ship my car to the start line?
We work with a number of shipping companies that ship both nationally and internationally. Just contact us if you need assistance shipping your car to and from the start line.
10. What do I need to bring in terms of documentation?
You will need to bring your driver’s license of course! This is required for you to register for the rally. If you are going to be driving, you must have a valid driver’s license! You will also need valid insurance and registration documents. Make sure you bring your passport or visa, especially if you are not living in the US. If you do live in the US, bring your passport as well. At the rally registration on June 22nd, you will need to fill out our rally registration documents, waivers, etc. or you will not be allowed to do the rally.