This past Saturday, thunder storms and heavy rain covered the city of New Orleans causing it to be unusually quiet. Many were wondering if the worlds biggest Red Dress Run would still take place. The New Orleans Hashers caught wind of this and made a timely and appropriate response stating “Relax. We’re closing the retractable roof over Armstrong Park as we speak.” For those unaware, there is no roof at Armstrong Park.
As time passed and 10a rolled around, the rain began to slowly go away and the fancy red dresses started to take over the streets.
According to the New Orleans Hashers, 8,000 participants were registered for the event. After receiving some flack last year, there was an official 2-mile race that kicked off along Rampart at 11a. Race Director Chuck George encourage all participants to carb load with an ice cold cup of beer.
Despite this being a fun, there was still some fast time. In fact, Justin Bertheaud turned in a first place time of 11:40.
In the previous year, the Red Dress Run in New Orleans raised over $200,000 for 60+ non-profits in the area.
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Source: New Orleans Hashers