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Red Dress Run 2024 to Take Place on August 10

07:00 May 17, 2024
By: Audrey Campisi

NOLA's Annual Run by Hash House Harriers

Lace up your running shoes and throw on your favorite red attire for New Orleans' annual Red Dress Run on the second Saturday in August. The Hash House Harriers, boasting the iconic title of a "drinking club with a running problem", hosts a charity event (with a running problem) like no other.

Since its inception in 1987 by the San Diego Hash House Harriers, the Red Dress Run has evolved into a global phenomenon, and New Orleans is no exception. On August 10, 2024, participants will come together in charity and camaraderie to take on the streets of the Crescent City. Beginning with Donna Rhinehart, a runner joining in on a hash in her red dress, the event has quickly taken over the world. The Red Dress Run has gained traction in cities from Moscow to Tokyo and from Beijing to Montreal.

[Image by Gustavo Escanelle]

The run begins in either the French Quarter or Marginy neighborhoods of New Orleans, with the exact location a secret to all those except the runners. The route heads through the French Quarter, where runners, armed with drinks, trot down iconic streets and make stops for refreshments and socializing along the way.

The event is not just about the run of boozing, it's about giving back. The Red Dress Run is a philanthropic event, with proceeds going to local charities. Last year, the run raised over $155,000.

Taking Part

Registration is open to all willing runners aged 21 and older, with early bird pricing available. Visit the New Orleans Hash website to purchase your ticket. Prices will go up monthly, so buy fast. Tickets will be available day-of with cash payments, and all online registrations have a $4 processing fee.

If running isn't your forte, throw on your favorite red gown and join in on the celebration. The event culminates in a day-long celebration of live music, food, drinks, and entertainment. The race will begin at 10 a.m., with food and live music beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Whether you're a seasoned hasher or a first-time participant, the New Orleans Red Dress Run blends unique New Orleans tradition, adventure, and camaraderie in America's more rambunctious city, all for charity. Join the Red Dress Run and paint the town red... literally!

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