New Orleans Red Dress Run, popular summer charity run, set to return on Aug. 14

The New Orleans Red Dress Run, the popular summertime charity run, announces its return on Aug. 14, a spokesperson confirmed.

“The City has given the go-ahead and given us the permit to have the full event, including the run, as it stands right now,” Bill Healy, a spokesperson for New Orleans Hash House Harriers, said. “And I’m hoping it stays like that.”

Source: Red Dress Run via Facebook

The New Orleans Hash House Harriers announced that registration is now open for the 2021 event via a post on Facebook.

“The city is starting to open, and so is registration for the 2021 Red Dress Run,” the post said.

Healy said the event will return to its traditional format, but the two-day expo usually held at the Fair Grounds will move to Deutsches Haus, at 1700 Moss Street, this year.

“I think everyone is happy to have a non-profit event back after almost 24 months, and we’re looking forward to it,” Healy said.

Red Dress Run returns to Crescent Park, and gates open at 9 a.m. Runners will line up on N. Peters Street for the start of the run at 10 a.m.

For more than two decades, the Red Dress Run attracted thousands of participants for the 2-mile trek through the French Quarter while sporting red dresses. The annual summertime tradition also helps raise money for small local non-profits.

For more information, visit the New Orleans Red Dress Run website and Facebook page.

See also: White Linen Night, the annual art lovers block party, returns on Aug. 7

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