What is Red Dress Run?
If you’ve ever wondered why so many people are dressed in red dresses in New Orleans on the second Saturday in August, look no further than Red Dress Run.
A charity “run” in New Orleans, Red Dress Run is hosted by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers. This local drinking club hosts the world’s most unique running event. All locals and visitors attend this annual event dressed in red attire-specifically, dresses.
This event involves a two-mile run beginning at Crescent Park in the Bywater. Locals and visitors will be served lunch at 11:30 a.m., along with live music. All participants must be 21 or older. You don’t have to be a member of the New Orleans Hash House Harriers to participate, but registration is highly encouraged, as 100% of the proceeds go to local charities.
When is Red Dress Run?
Red Dress Run will be held August 12, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Where is Red Dress Run?
Red Dress Run starts at Crescent Park in Faubourg Marigny/Bywater and continues through the neighborhood. The starting event is located at 2300 N Peters Street. Festivities typically trickle into the neighboring French Quarter throughout the early afternoon into the evening.
Due to the nature of the event, rideshare/taxi/public transportation is the best decision. You can find a list of transportation options here.
Where can I buy tickets to Red Dress Run?
Admission for this event is $65. Pre-registration is available online with a $4 processing fee. Day-of registration is cash only. All other registration information can be found here. If you are unable to participate but would still like to make a donation, click here.
Where can I find more information about Red Dress Run?
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