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NOLA’s Red Dress Run Becomes Latest Major Summer Event Cancelled Amid COVID-19 Surge

Another one bites the dust. Although this one was pretty expected, it was still hard to hear. The infamous Red Dress Run that is held annually every August in New Orleans has been officially canceled. 

The New Orleans Hash House Harriers, the organizers of the event, announced the cancellation in a statement released via Facebook. The event was set to take place on August 8, 2020. 

“Since there doesn’t appear to be any scenario where we could responsibly put on an event of any size, we’ve sadly decided that we’ll have to shelve the event for 2020 and save our livers for next year,” – NOLA Hash House Harriers

For the good part of 25 years, the Red Dress Run attracted thousands of guests to downtown New Orleans. While the event itself featured a 2-mile trek through the French Quarter while sporting little red dresses, the event itself has taken on a much larger spotlight as those not even involved in the race have participated. The annual summertime tradition helps raise money for small local non-profits. 

See photos of last years red dress run here

Although the event is canceled the New Orleans Hash House Harriers are also accepting donations to support local charities. Organizers say they will release details about the 2021 event as they become available.

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