New Orleans Red Dress Run

Pack your red dress and head to New Orleans. Why? It’s Red Dress Run weekend! While Red Dress Runs aren’t unique to New Orleans, we’re the only city that it’s the “biggest little Red Dress event in the world.”

With thousands of people turning out in their best red dresses each year, this annual Red Dress Run is .  Add outlandish costumes, live music and a whole lot of alcohol, and you get one of the most uniquely New Orleans 5k(ish) events that goes through the Marigny each summer.

The run is sponsored by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, the self-proclaimed “drinking club with a running problem.”  Don’t let that description fool you though - it’s not just about the alcohol. The Red Dress Run doubles as a fundraiser. All proceeds from the event go directly to charity

The run begins at 11:30 a.m. (rain or shine), but the fun starts flowing at 9:30 a.m. The route is kept a close secret until the day of the event, although it usually goes through the Marigny. Expect to run a full two miles.

Wearing a red dress is a must, and running in the same dress two years in a row is considered bad form. You must be 21 to participate – no exceptions. Underage by-standers are also prohibited.

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