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Red Dress Run 2019
February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come join us as we raise money for charity!
The charity selected this year was “Friendly House”- so come run a little, drink a little, and have a lot of fun- all for a good cause.
Must be 21 years of age or older and wear a red dress!
Registration fee includes: fun filled day of running in a red dress to benefit a local charity-Friendly House,, lots of booze on trail to help lubricate the festivities, sweet RDR swag and post trail snacks.
The Red Dress Story
What is the story behind the Red Dress Run? The “Red Dress Run”, is held annually by individual hash chapters.
In 1987, a woman by the name of Donna Rhinehart, wearing a red dress, arrived in southern California to visit a friend. Shortly thereafter, she found herself transported to Long Beach, where her friend intended to introduce her to the “Hash House Harriers.” One member, noting she was attired in a red dress, urged that she “just wait in the truck” until her host returned. Instead, Rhinehart ran into history sporting her red dress and heels.
The following year (August 12, 1988), to commemorate the event, the San Diego Hash House Harriers sent “The Lady In Red” an airline ticket to attend the inaugural Red Dress Run. Hundreds of male and female hashers adorned themselves in red dresses for a spectacle widely covered by California newspapers and TV news. In addressing the crowd, The Lady In Red suggested that Hash House Harriers hold the Red Dress Run annually as an occasion to be used to raise funds for local charities.
The tradition of the Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run quickly spread to every corner of the globe, including Beijing, Montreal, Ho Chi Minh City, Helsinki, Moscow, Tokyo, Washington, DC, Hobart (Australia), and countless other locations. Over the years, the Red Dress Run has been very successful in raising millions of dollars for a wide variety of local charities.
Today the Red Dress Run is an integral part of the Hash House Harriers’ heritage. It’s a tradition born before few organizations turned to running events as a way to raise money and long before anyone ran in a dress of any color.
The Lady in Red died unexpectedly on April 13, 2013, just as the Hash House Harriers were celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Red Dress Run. Please join QCH3 for our 9th annual Red Dress Run: Saturday, February 16th, 2019.
All runners (female and male) are asked to run in a red dress.