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Red Dress Run Primer



On Saturday (8.07), downtown residents will be seeing red—literally. Thousands of men and women dressed in red dresses will come jogging (mostly) through the city streets in an annual run (and drink) for charity.


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Red Dress Run Returns to French Quarter, Armstrong Park



Thousands of men decked out in everything from red negligees to red ball gowns roaming the Quarter for charity? In New Orleans, we call it an average Saturday in August. 


Blush Hour: Red Dress Run 2013


It’s the Friday before Red Dress Run, the time when men all over New Orleans begin begging their feminine friends to borrow frocks. For the second year in a row, festivities begin and end at Armstrong Park. The countdown is on, but there’s still time to preregister for the least athletic two-mile run of the year. Stop by the Racetrack on Gentilly Blvd. until 9pm tonight, and spend $70 for charity, beer, live music, and daylong debauchery. Participants can also register the morning of for $75.


Many Rights at Saturday's Red Dress Run


by Mary-Devon Dupuy

New Orleanians love to dress up and drink for charity, and one of our midsummer favorite excuses to run amok in the streets is the Red Dress Run. Saturday, August 11, thousands will arrive early and scantily clad to prepare for their race to raise money for a long list of local nonprofits. The route is usually around three miles long, but participants’ registration money covers all the food, music, and beer they’ll need for all the physical exertion.  


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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