The Red Dress Run may be the only completely
original idea the Hash House Harriers have ever had.
In 1988, the San Diego Hash House Harriers hosted the first annual
Red Dress Run. Hundreds of male and female hashers adorned
themselves in red dresses for a spectacle widely covered by
California press. The Lady In Red, founder of the idea, suggested
that the Red Dress Run become an annual fundraiser for local
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. The New Orleans Hash House
Harriers attracted 7,000 participants to their Red Dress Run in 2010,
raising more than $200,000 for 50 local charities.
The Las Vegas Red Dress Run is held on the last weekend in
October. Proceeds benefit the local Las Vegas charity, Safenest.
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