2017 Phoenix Red Dress Run features craft beer

THAT Brewery of nearby Cottonwood, Arizona is getting behind the Phoenix Red Dress Run this year. The award-winning, family-run brewery will be serving their delicious brews to red-frocked Hash House Harriers on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This is a do-not-miss event for craft beer enthusiasts and hashers alike. But we repeat ourselves.

Charity is a strong tradition in the hometown of The Lady in Red, who accidently gave rise to the now international Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run. This year’s event will benefit the Arizona Children’s Association, a child welfare and behavioral health agency providing much-needed services to the local community. Last year, the all-volunteer effort brought in nearly $5,000 for charity.
The Phoenix Red Dress Run is actually just part of three days of hashing (April 7-9) with occasional breaks for pool parties. In addition to the amazing beer, the weekend long event will feature memorable trails, a sweet “gimme” item, and covers two lunches and two dinners with snacks in between.

With hashers across America and the globe making plans to attend, those who do not register soon may be disappointed: http://www.phoenixhhh.com/?page_id=2514

 

 

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Quad City ‘Hashers’ to Host Red Dress Run on Feb. 18

The Quad Cities Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run will host their annual Red Dress
Run on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The event is open to all who are 21 or over and who are willing to run in a red dress to benefit charity. This year’s Red Dress Run will benefit Girls on the Run of the QC. Festivities for the event begin at 1:00 p.m. at Rascals Live, 1418 15th St., Moline, IL 61265 (USA).

The Quad Cities Hash House Harriers (Dirty Pirate Chapter) are part of the international Hash House Harriers, the largest running club in the world. One of several things that makes a Hash House Harriers run different is that only the “hares” (who mark the trail with baking flour or chalk) really know where it goes. Unlike a race, it’s strictly noncompetitive and beer awaits the runners at the end (and sometimes in the middle of the run).

Part of the Red Dress Run’s appeal is watching the astonished expressions from startled people encountered along the way. The run started as a joke in San Diego in 1988 to lampoon a visiting woman whose first exposure to hashing involved running in a red dress after the airline lost her luggage. The event soon spread to all corners of the world. The Red Dress Run has become the signature event for the Hash House Harriers, who enjoy legal protections for the phrase “Red Dress Run.” See the entertaining story of how the Red Dress Run began here.

While this will be the first exposure to the Hash House Harriers and their Red Dress Run for many, the Quad City event is expected to attract many “hashers” from across the country and perhaps from outside the United States. Nearly 100 Hash House Harriers Red Dress Runs are held across the globe each year.

To register, go to http://qcreddressrun.com/. Registrants are strongly encouraged to pick up their packets on Friday, February 17.

If you go:
The Quad City International Airport in Moline, IL (airport code MLI) features dozens of daily flights with four airlines serving 10 nonstop hubs directly, including Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa and St. Petersburg/Clearwater.

Quad City area attractions
http://www.visitquadcities.com/content/activities

Quad City Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run in the News:
2015 WQAD news story
2014 Quad City Times news story

 

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February 11th Marks Seattle Hash House Harriers’ 15th Annual Charity Red Dress Run Weekend

The Pacific Northwest city is famed for its coffee, the Space Needle and Skid Row. Now, thanks to its chapter of the world’s largest running club, the Hash House Harriers, Seattle is gaining fame for its madcap Red Dress Run.

Male and female “Hashers” alike from the Seattle area and across the globe are expected to don red frocks and converge near Seattle’s Occidental Square on Saturday, February 11, 2017 for the 15th Annual Seattle Hash House Harriers Charity Red Dress Run. The run will benefit the Seattle-based Jubilee Women’s Center and Green Seattle.

Part of what makes a Hash House Harriers run different is that only the “hares” who set the course with baking flour really know where it goes. Unlike a race, it’s noncompetitive and beer awaits the runners at the end (and sometimes en route to the finish). Part of what makes the Red Dress Run so fun for participants is the startled looks from people encountered along the way. The run started as a joke in San Diego in 1988 to lampoon a visiting woman whose first exposure to hashing involved running in a red dress after the airline lost her luggage (the back story is well worth reading!). The event soon spread to all corners of the world. The Red Dress Run has become the signature event for the Hash House Harriers, who enjoy legal protections for the phrase “Red Dress Run.”

The entry fee is $35 with discounts available to those who register before January 15 at http://reddress2017.wh3.org/. The Seattle Hash House Harriers write, “Bring your roommate who doesn’t like hashing, your walker friends who like to cross dress, or maybe even your mom.” The Red Dress Run is bracketed by a weekend of fun that starts with a happy hour on the Thursday preceding and concludes with a “Hangover Hash” on Sunday. See the registration site for the full details.

 

 

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San Diego Hash House Harriers’ 2016 Red Dress Run celebrated

Normally, San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Bradley J. Fikes writes on biotechnology.2016-06-19 SD Union Tribute - Raunchy runners with red dresses onBut on Saturday, June 18, 2016, he just happened to be sitting in a bar when in filed participants of the San Diego Red Dress Run. Reporter instincts took over and Fikes started filming with his mobile device. The result was a story that successfully captures the essence of the Hash House Harriers and the Red Dress Run unlike so many that have fallen short.

Read the story here.

See more about how the world-famous Red Dress Run started in San Diego.

More Red Dress Run news stories.

 

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In honor of The Lady in Red’s birthday, a never-before-told story

April 19, 2016 — Today would have been The Lady in Red’s 60th birthday had she not been taken from us less than a week from celebrating her 57th birthday. Perhaps you’ve heard the story about how she accidentally inspired the world’s first Red Dress Run.

What you don’t know is that it very well could have been a Pink Dress Run!Jeff (left) decided it should be pink, not red. Matthew and Clare sit to the right of The Lady in Red in this 1987 photo.

Set the Wayback Machine for Scottsdale Arizona in the year 1987 … She had recently purchased two dresses identical in every way except for the color; one was red, the other pink. She consulted her children as to which she should wear on an upcoming trip to visit a former high school classmate in San Diego. “Red,” was her son Jeff’s emphatic response. The matter settled, she boarded her flight wearing the red dress. Her luggage was lost and rest is a matter of hash-story. When you think about, we all might be running in pink dresses had not young Jeff decided otherwise.

Raise a glass today in honor of The late Lady Red’s birthday!

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We remember The Lady in Red

… Taken from us too soon on April 13, 2013.

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Northern Rivers Hashers’ Red Dress Run earns media attention

The Northern Rivers Hash House Harriers of the Australian state of New South Wales earned some positive publicity for its Red Dress Run for charity, recently. The club raised $2000 for $2000 for Southern Cross LADS in its inaugural Red Dress Run in 2015. at its Monday Februar8 2016 Red Dress Run, the Northern Rivers hashers will benefit RED Inc., which helps ensure that people with disabilities are valued and included in mainstream life.

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Read the rest of The Northern Star  news story here.  2016-02-08 Northern Rivers RDR flyer

Related: Red Dress Runs in the News

The Red Dress Run was established in 1988 and has become the signature event of the Hash House Harriers, the world’s largest running club. The unique appeal of the Red Dress Run has been key to the Hash House Harriers success in raising funds for deserving charities across the globe, which is why the organization has protections for the phrase “Red Dress Run.” Find an upcoming Red Dress Run here.

 

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The Lady in Red’s daughter needs our help

January 7, 2016 — The Lady in Red inspired the Red Dress Run. During her time with us, she devoted her life to helping others. Now, it is her daughter (held by The Lady in Red in this photo) who could use our help. Please click here to learn more.

The Lady in Red holds her daughter Clare

 

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Upcoming Red Dress Run? Help us tell the world about it!

Let us know about your Red Dress Run so that we can include in our list of upcoming Red Dress Runs. Send us an email to our rather obvious gmail address (hint for Half-Minds: It’s our website name, plus gmail.com) or click on the “Tell Us About It” tab at the top of the page. Ideally, we’d like information in the following order.

  1. Day of the week
  2. Date
  3. Name of Hash House Harriers kennel and event
  4. Location of the start (an address will generally suffice)
  5. Nation
  6. Start time
  7. A brief family audience description of the event.
  8. The name of the charity supported by the Red Dress Run (a link would also be appreciated)
  9. A link to additional information and registration (if available)
  10. Information, if applicable, on the hotel  selected or recommended
  11. No need to provide the names of the hares unless that’s essential  for attendees’ planning purposes
  12. Feel free to send a small event logo or other image.

Here’s one example of a listing:

Saturday, June 13, 2015: The ORIGINAL San Diego Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run. San Diego, California (USA). A weekend-long celebration where the tradition was born. Rego includes the Friday night Pretty In Pink Hash, a Saturday pool party and the Red Dress Run with drinks, dancing and a live band.  Enjoy one of two Sunday Hangover hashes — including a train ride to Mexico for the Tijuana H3.  Get your flight, hotel & rego. Benefits the San Diego River Park Foundation. Registration and information.

But don’t stop there. Promote your Red Dress Run on our Facebook page. Work with us to promote it on Twitter. If you’d like to write a longer post about your upcoming Red Dress Run, we’d be happy to host it. Let us know how we can help!

Note:  The Hash House Harriers enjoy legal protections for the phrase “Red Dress Run.” Please do not plan a Red Dress Run independently of the Hash House Harriers.

 

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