The Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa, USA): Wounded Warrior Project with annual Red Dress Run, February 22, 2014. “Clad in dresses, wool sweaters, shorts, capes, leg warmers, tights, wigs and anything else the color of red, about 220 people made spectacles of themselves, had plenty of fun and raised money for a good cause Saturday afternoon in Moline. The group, which had drivers and bystanders gawking all across their route, was participating in the fourth annual Red Dress Run sponsored by the Quad-City Hash House Harriers-Dirty Pirate Chapter. All of the proceeds from this year’s run were donated to the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of Flynn G. Schulz, 33, who died of a fall Aug. 31. Schulz was a member of the Army National Guard and served as a sergeant and team leader in the A2-123D Field Artillery while stationed at Camp Liberty near Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004 to 2006. Schulz was also a fun-loving member of the Hash House Harriers, said run coordinator and hasher Mandy Wright, 35, of Orion, Ill. Each year, proceeds from the Red Dress Run, which is celebrating its 26th anniversary internationally this year, go to a charity selected by the individual Hash House Harriers chapter, she said. …”
The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia): Rookie gets low down on Harriers, by Nicola Kalmar, February 20, 2014. “I was invited to hang out with the Broome Hash House Harriers … Members are also supporters of their community and help raise funds for different causes. This time it was for Broome boy Matt Saraza, who suffers from cerebral palsy. … I took part in the iconic Red Dress Run event, which dates back to 1987. Nothing could have prepared me for what I saw when I reached my destination – stubbled men wearing blonde wigs, hosiery and slinky red nighties, while rosy-cheeked women wore strappy long dresses, frilly tops and ruby lips. … Before the night was over, one hash member shaved off his beard to raise funds for Matt’s cause, reminding us all what the event was about. More than $1000 was raised on the night and a good time was had by all.”
Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan, USA): Running column: Red Dress Run is for good cause, by Ashleigh Lipsey, Feb. 18, 2014. “It’s that time of year when a very fashionable group of runners can be spotted traversing Lansing’s downtown for the Greater Lansing Hash House Harriers’ premiere charity event, the Red Dress Run. …”
The Reading Post (Reading, Berkshire, UK): Reading pubs join this year’s Red Dress Run, February 14, 2014. “Staff and customers from two popular Reading pubs, The Sun Inn in Castle Street and The Foresters Arms in Brunswick Street, are donning their best red frocks along with their running shoes to take part in the Red Dress Run, organised by the Royal Berkshire Hash House Harriers. … The pub runners will be raising money for the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, and will follow a flour trail, all dressed in their best red dresses, accessories and even wigs. …”
Jakarta Expat (Jakarta, Indonesia): The Red Dress Run, November 13, 2013. Run fees and donations from the Jakarta Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run benefited Yayasan Lestari Sayang Anak in Pondok Indah, and Sekolah Bisa.
Examiner.com: Thousands don red dresses on Saturday in support of NOLA charities (Photos), August 13, 2013. “This past Saturday, August 10, 2013, the oven that is known as summer in New Orleans did not deter almost 6,000 people from running (or walking) to help support many NOLA charities. And running in red dresses, no less… Organized by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, ‘a drinking club with a running problem,’ the New Orleans Red Dress Run is the largest of many Red Dress Runs around the world, and raises money for several local New Orleans charities and organizations. Last year alone, more than 50 charities benefited from running, drinking, and red dress regalia, and more than $500,000 was raised in the last three years. … It doesn’t get much better than having the time of your life while helping others. I, for one, will be back again next year!
NOLA Defender: Red Dress Recap (PHOTOS), August 12, 2013. Highlights from Red Dress Run 2013.
WDSU-TV (New Orleans, Lousiana, USA): Raw Video: 2013 Red Dress Run from the sky, August 12, 2013.
KENS-TV 5 (San Antonio, Texas, USA) : PHOTOS: Red Dress Run benefits New Orleans charities, August 11, 2013. The annual Red Dress Run brought huge crowds to the French Quarter Saturday, with women – and more colorfully, men – adorned in red dresses for a fun day which also supports local charities. The event has raised thousands of dollars for local charities in recent years, through registration fees. It featured food, drinks and music, but also lots of people-watching.
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana): Dudes don’t look like ladies: Guys, gals decked out for Red Dress Run, August 11, 2013. [Photos] TOP: Drayton Holley, left, and Josh Guillot dance in Armstrong Park during the New Orleans Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run on Saturday. LEFT: Leah Frizzell, dressed as a red devil, watches the Red Dress Run from a trash can on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. See photo gallery at theadvocate.com.
The Times-Picayune: Hot and steamy: Your Red Dress Run photos, August 10, 2013. “From Armstrong Park to the Mississippi River and beyond, downtown New Orleans was a sea of red. Twitter and Instagram were ablaze with red dresses, too. Share your Red Dress Run photos with us by uploading them to “Your Red Dress Run photos” gallery and they will be featured at the top of this post. You can also send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. …”
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Lousiana): Red Dress Run, August 9, 2013. “Adorn yourself in a little red number and run, walk, roll, crawl or stumble through the French Quarter on Saturday in the New Orleans Hash House Harriers’ 19th annual Red Dress Run. Now, the largest Red Dress Run in the world, New Orleans is expecting about 6,000 participants to turn up in Louis Armstrong Park on Saturday to take part in the two-mile fun run. … In recent years, the run has grown to the point that NOH3 has been able to give away $1.5 million to more than 150 local charities. By limiting grants to a range of $500 to $5,000, McClain said NOH3 is able to do more for a wider cross section of agencies. ‘So now it’s hard to claim it’s just a worthless drunken party,’ McClain said. … In 1987, a lady in a red dress disembarked from a plane in California and was taken straight to a men’s-only H3 run by an old high school friend. Told to sit and wait in the car, Donna Rhinehart instead ran after them determined to drink as much and run as far as the men — still in her red dress. ‘Twenty five years ago, they commemorated this off-the-wall, totally crazy woman by starting the first Red Dress Run in San Diego,’ McClain said. ‘The Lady in Red was supposed to come to New Orleans this year, but she passed away in April. Now we will definitely be drinking to her honor.’”
NOLA Defender (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA): Blush Hour: Red Dress Run 2013, August 9, 2013. It’s the Friday before Red Dress Run, the time when men all over New Orleans begin begging their feminine friends to borrow frocks. For the second year in a row, festivities begin and end at Armstrong Park. The countdown is on, but there’s still time to preregister for the least athletic two-mile run of the year. Stop by the Racetrack on Gentilly Blvd. until 9pm tonight, and spend $70 for charity, beer, live music, and daylong debauchery. Participants can also register the morning of for $75. … After the unlimited beer, the music, and the park, Triche said $31 from every registration goes to charities. Nonprofits apply after the event, and the money is distributed to local causes. ‘The grant application for this year’s charities don’t go up until after the event,’ explained Triche. ‘They have to be a local nonprofit, can’t be a national charity.’
WWL AM 870/FM 105.3 Radio (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA): Red Dress Runners hit party pace in New Orleans, August 9, 2013. “The annual Red Dress Run and adult-only party is Saturday at Armstrong Park. The charitable event, totally organized by volunteers, has raised a half a million dollars in just the last 3 years and that’s been donated to over 1,000 local charities. Organizers say the max for any charity is capped at $5,000. … This has become the largest Red Dress run globally, originally started in 1988. Click here for more on the history of the Red Dress Runs worldwide.”
New Orleans Magazine: Our Top Picks of the Month’s Events; Running in Red, August 1, 2013. Not too long after White Linen Night, revelers paint the town red for the annual Red Dress Run, which draws red dress-clad droves for day drinking and little actual running through the French Quarter. Cowboy Mouth and Dash Rip Rock perform at this year’s installment of the New Orleans Hash House Harriers’ (NOH3) event on Aug. 10. NOH3 members have the option of participating in a Lingerie Run the night before and Hangover Run the day after (the website has details on becoming a member). Registration includes free beer, food and giveaways. Information, NolaRedDress.com
Gambit Weekly (New Orleans, Lousiana, USA): CASH IN ON Fashion, June 25, 2013. … “Lyons and Talbot encourage people to donate their unsold clothes to charity, because their stores will not accept these pieces. Lyons says she’s actively seeking red dresses for the Red Dress Run in August. ‘Currently, we have about 600 red dresses,’ she says. ‘If people have large and extra-large red dresses, we want them. And anything else outlandish, because we’re in New Orleans.’”
Pattaya Mail (Thailand): Pan-Asia Hash lands in Pattaya, July 19, 2013. “Pattaya city was host to the 2013 Pan-Asia Hash which brought more than 2,000 serious, and some not so serious, athletes from around Asia to the seaside resort to take part in 2 days of cross-country running and social activities. The first event, the Red Dress Run, was held to raise funds for local charities and took place on Friday, July 5 when the participants were released from the start line at the Royal Twin Palace hotel in South Pattaya by Banglamung district chief Sakchai Taengho, with the runners making their way north to the finish line 11km away at Ban Sukhawadee on Sukhumvit Road where they later dined. …”
Runners.fr (France): Le hashing, vous connaissez? July 13, 2013.
What’s On Xiamen (China): Red Dress Hash by 4H creates an eye-catching scene in Xiamen, May 25, 2013. On 18th May, over 60 runners created quite a procession along Xiamen’s enticing Huandao Road, with their eye-catching red dresses. All the participants, not only the male participants, and pets were dressed in red. … This year’s participants were mostly expats from Australia, the Philippines, South Africa and Ireland. … They always donate the remaining money to charitable organizations or needy people.
Global Times (Beijing, China): Red devils on the loose, May 14, 2013. Men and women in scandalous red dresses, fishnet stockings and colorful wigs dashed through the hutong, hooting, hollering and drinking beer. Don’t mistake this as some parade or a convention for people with tragic fashion sense. It was the 2013 Red Dress Run in Beijing, an annual event organized by the Beijing Hash House Harriers … Charitable donations were collected from the sales of hash patches, and will go toward earthquake rebuilding efforts in Ya’an and Boston for victims of the marathon explosion, said Liu.
People’s Daily Online (Beijing, China): Red Dress Run 2013 in Beijing, May 13, 2013.
The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona, USA): Obituary: Donna Rhinehart, May 5, 2013. Hash House Harriers “Lady in Red” of Scottsdale, AZ passed away at 56 on April 13, 2013. Memorial services will be entrusted to Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale on Saturday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m.
Compitor magazine (San Diego, California, USA): Hashing in Orange County: The popular running group will see a special anniversary this year, April 2013. The last interview with The Lady in Red and the only one in which she allowed her real name to be used. “If you ever see a horde of runners traversing your city’s streets all donning red dresses, you have Donna Rhinehart, 56, to thank. She unknowingly started a movement while Visiting her friend in Long Beach, Calif., in 1987 thanks to her luggage being lost and her friend insisting on her waiting in his car while he went hashing with friends. Instead of waiting, Rhinehart followed the all-male hashers even though she was only wearing a red summer dress and heels. …”
CNN.com: A drinker’s guide to running the world, March 15, 2013. “… ‘Some hashes are especially crazy,’ he says. Take, for example, the worldwide annual charity Red Dress Runs, where people sport everything from red feather boas to red heels. …”
The Shreveport Times (Shreveport, Louisiana, USA): Racers assemble for charitable Red Dress Run, August 17, 2012. … “One of the grantees of the Red Dress Run is the Committee for a Better New Orleans. For the past two years, Hash House Harriers have donated part of the proceeds from the run to the foundation. Keith Twitchell, of the Committee for a Better New Orleans, believes that events like the Red Dress Run make charitable acts all the more better. ‘Any time you can combine an outrageously good time with something that is also for a good cause, it will end up being something great,’ Twitchell said. … Jim Osborne, a 43-year-old New Orleans native, has been participating in the Red Dress Run for the past five years. ‘The Red Dress Run is the perfect way to make out-of-towners feel welcome to have a part in the excitement of the city of New Orleans,’ Osborne said. … The Red Dress Run also has turned into a tourist attraction for the city of New Orleans.”
WVUE-TV (Fox 8, New Orleans): Thousands participate in the 2012 Red Dress Run, August 11, 2012. “Ladies, don’t panic. Your red dresses will be safely returned to the closet sometime tonight. … ‘The various charities actually contact us and put in a submit for a grant and that process will be done in the next couple of months. Nearly 100 charities got grants last year. That funding may be the major source of funding for that year because of this event,’ says Event Organizer, Chuck George.”
WWL-TV (CBS, Channel 4, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA): PHOTOS & VIDEO: Red Dress Run raises money for local charities, August 11, 2012. “Hundreds of women – and especially men in their red dresses – made quite a statement in the French Quarter for the annual Red Dress Run Saturday. The event raises money for local non-profit organizations.”
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA): Red Dress Run is good fun for good causes, August 11, 2012. The start of the annual Red Dress Run brought both men and women to Armstrong Park this morning sporting flamboyant red tutus, evening gowns and hilarious get-ups to travel the two-mile beer trail. “A drinking club with a running problem” is the motto of the Hash House Harriers, the race sponsors, who stage the run for a good cause. Last year, 8,000 runners raised $200,000, which was disbursed to 60 nonprofit groups. Believe it or not, the club has serious goals: to promote physical fitness, to get rid of weekend hangovers, to acquire a good thirst, to satisfy it in beer and to persuade older members that they are not as old as they feel.
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA): Gallery: Red Dress Run 2012, by Brett Duke, August 11, 2012.
NOLA Defender (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA): Today in New Orleans 8.11.12, August 10, 2012. “Red Dress Run (Armstrong Park, 9:30am). It’s that time of year to get dolled up and drink for charity with thousands of fellow philanthropists. Red Dress Run meets at Armstrong Park at 9:30, and they’re still accepting registrations upon arrival. For $70, the Hash House Harriers will provide all the beer, music, and Corky’s BBQ that one’s heart could desire. Proceeds will go to a long list of local non-profits, so come hungry, thirsty, and dress accordingly.”
WWL-TV (CBS, Channel 4, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA): Red dresses the proper attire for men and women in the Quarter Saturday, Don Ames reporting. “The French Quarter will be full of folks in red dresses tomorrow, and many, if not most, will be guys. The Hash House Harriers are celebrating their 18th annual Red Dress Run to benefit local charities. … “They have to show up in a red dress, lingerie or whatever…and the men sometimes outdo the women,” says Mona Triche, who serves on the ‘mismanagement’ committee for the group. … Last year, more than 7,000 folks took part in the two-mile run and the Hash House Harriers raised almost $200,000 for over 60 non-profits in the New Orleans area. … It’s not the only Red Dress Run in the country, but Triche says it’s the biggest in the country. “We’ve allowed ‘non-Hashers’ in ours, just because of the way the New Orleans people get into everything here and enjoy a fun time.” Triche says the Hash House Harriers have given over a half million dollars to local charities over the last three years.
NOLA Defender (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA): Many Rights At Saturday’s Red Dress Run. “New Orleanians love to dress up and drink for charity, and one of our midsummer favorite excuses to run amok in the streets is the Red Dress Run. Saturday, August 11, thousands will arrive early and scantily clad to prepare for their race to raise money for a long list of local nonprofits. … Other than serving as an excuse for men to raid their girlfriends’ closets, the run benefits a long list of charities every year. Last year, they raised $200,000 for 60 local organizations. Hash House Harrier member Bill Healy explained the process. ‘Immediately after the event, we open up the grant application process, it’s open to local non profits, and all of the organizations we help are small, local, New Orleans organizations,’ he said.”
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA): Red dresses, dirty linen highlight French Quarter weekend, August 9, 2012. Put on your red dress, baby. Or don your dirty linen. Royal Street turns into a sea of white splashed with red when two amazing events happen Saturday in the Quarter: the Red Dress Run and Dirty Linen Night.”
Gambit (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA): Red Dress Run. “Hit boutiques and thrift stores now if you haven’t already assembled a suitable running outfit for the New Orleans Hash House Harriers’ annual two-mile jaunt Saturday. The running club gathers and carouses in Armstrong Park and loops around the French Quarter. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations.”
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA): Frock on: Hash House Harriers to don red dresses for annual benefit, July 25, 2012. “Thrift stores across New Orleans are running low on a crimson gowns — for petite women and less petite gentlemen — as the 18th edition of the annual Red Dress Run nears its Aug. 11 start. Organized every year by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, who style themselves as a ‘drinking club with a running problem,’ money raised from the run goes to help more than 50 local charities, such as Girls First, the Louisiana SPCA, Save Our Cemeteries and Second Harvest Food Bank. ‘This is a benefit and a charity event, so all the money that is made above the costs goes to charities,’ said Mona Triche, a 12-year Hasher and member of the 16-person event committee. ‘This year, it is going to be at Armstrong Park, which we’re really excited about. The last two years, it has been at Washington Park, but we kind of outgrew it.’ Last year, more than 7,000 runners registered. That support enabled the group to distribute more than $200,000 in grants to more than 60 local charities. Ellen Berthelot, a member for 25 years, said the event has grown leaps and bounds since its debut in 1995 with about 50 runners. … Triche said the run has an important economic impact on the city.”
Examiner.com: New Orleans Red Dress Run 2012-Sat., Aug. 11th. “Grab on to the beer, good times and red dresses of course, because it’s that time of year again. The 2012 New Orleans Red Dress Run is back to bring yet another run of good times, drinks, laughter, along with fundraising for reputable charities. Last year alone, the organization raised over $200,000 for over 60 non-profit organizations in the New Orleans area. Sponsored by the Hash House Harriers, the annual Red Dress Run is yet another one of those exciting events that one can enjoy not only in the Crescent City, but beyond to such diverse locales as Washington D.C., Tokyo and Montreal. … If you’re looking for another excuse to get out and enjoy New Orleans scenery, engage in naughtiness and alcohol all for a good cause, give the Red Dress Run a try. For more information on this event along with a better understanding of the organization, visit www.reddressruns.org or www.neworleanshash.com.
San Diego Reader (San Diego, California, USA): Fun-Runners Crash Wedding Near Mission Bay. June 26, 2012. An exaggerated yet amusing account of an encounter with the San Diego Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run.
Trans 7 TV (Central Jakarta, Indonesia) Running around in red dresses. Thousand of participants from various countries in women’s red dresses run in the unique opening event to the Borobudur International Hash House Harriers Interhash 2012. [Berlari mengelilingi Magelang dengan menggunakan red dress mengawali pelaksanaan Event Borobudur International Hash House Harriesh (Interhash) 2012. Uniknya ribuan peserta yang berasal dari berbagai negara ini menggunakan pakaian wanita serba merah.]
Suara Merdeka (Indonesia): “Red Dress Run Awali Borobudur Interhash” (Borobudur Interhash Begins with Red Dress Run), May 24, 2012. SUMMARY: No fewer than 1,000 Hash House Harriers participated in the Borobudur World Interhash Red Dress Run on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Enthusiastic hashers from 49 countries walked the city streets in red, some wearing unique costumes – including one who wore an Osama Bin Laden mask. Participants received a warm welcome from residents in the Magelang Town Square. Even the mayor was on hand to greet and shake hands with participants.
Tribune Jogja (Indonesia): ”Pangdam IV Diponegoro Buka Start Red Dress Run,” May 24, 2012.
KPNX Television News 12 (Phoenix, Arizona, USA): “Why did the dude in the Red Dress Cross the Road?” April 1, 2012. Video report by Chris Williams. Although not identified, The Lady in Red speaks on camera.
The New Straits Times (Malaysia): “Running the town red,” March 20, 2012. “A SEA of hash runners clad in red sarongs thronged the streets here during a fun run to raise funds for five charitable organisations here recently. Dubbed The Red Dress Run, the inaugural event was a sight to behold as 80 participants clad in all-red attire from the Penang Hash House Harriers and Harriets Group made their way around the heritage enclave.”
The Citizen-Times (Asheville, North Carolina, USA): “Red Dress Run set for Feb. 11,” January 27, 2012. “ASHEVILLE – The Asheville Hash House Harriers, which describes itself as “a drinking group with a running problem,” is sponsoring its fourth annual Red Dress Run to benefit the American Heart Association at 1 p.m. Feb. 11, beginning at Asheville Brewing Co., 77 Coxe Ave. Last year the event attracted more than 70 participants. Red attire required. Fee is $15, a portion of which will be donated the Heart Association.”
Leader (Spain): “The ‘Red Dress’ Hash 2012,” January 14, 2012. “[A] long standing tradition of international hashing. If you really want to know more, take a look at http://www.reddressruns.org/.”
Times-Picayune (New Orleans): “Mardi Gras bead recycling program is a nice catch,” December 11, 2011. “… Bead recycling has been a success — in 2010, Arc recycled more than 100,000 pounds of the trinkets. … You may have noticed recycling bins set up in local grocery stores, schools and even at a Hornets game. The colorful purple bins were purchased with a grant from the New Orleans Hash House Harriers (Red Dress Run group) and help from the firm of Thomas and Farr. …”
Runner’s World: “Races+Places: Three more costumed races that raise money for good causes,” December 2011, p.108. Highlights the New Orleans Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run.
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance: “House Harriers make no HASH of it!” November 30, 2011.
KDKA-TV 2 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA): “Hashing With Pittsburgh’s Hash House Harriers,” October 22, 2011. “Special events like Bashes (Hashes on bicycles) and the infamous Red Dress Run that benefits local charities, when all Hashers run in a red dress, keep the club fresh and fun.”
Montreal Gazette: “Runner’s pack laughs it off; Montreal Hash House Harriers; Local social club hits an improvised trail for one hour, then has a shmooze fest,” by Al Kratina (freelance), August 27, 2011. “There’s also the annual Red Dress charity event, in which hashers run around downtown in dresses. This year’s edition benefitted Kotar’s charity of choice, the Canadian Transverse Myelitis Association.”
The News-Gazette (Champaign, Illinois, USA): “Seeing red on the run,” by Jodi Heckel, August 23, 2011. “It originated with a Hash House Harrier group in San Diego … The Red Dress Runs spread from San Diego to Harrier clubs elsewhere, including an event in Peru in which the participants ran up a mountainside in their dresses. The largest Red Dress Run is in New Orleans.”
Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA): “RED DRESS FUNDRAISERS,” August 21, 2011. “Nearly 100 runners donned bright red dresses for the Albuquerque Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run on Saturday. They traveled along the North Diversion Channel and made stops at nearby breweries. Proceeds from the event went to Planned Parenthood of New Mexico and New Day New Mexico, a nonprofit organization that helps troubled teens. The red dress tradition is said to have started in San Diego in 1987, when a woman joined a Hash House Harriers run wearing a red dress and high heels. The Albuquerque chapter of the group gathers regularly for two-to-five mile runs through the city and celebrates the end of each run with a trip to local breweries, according to its website.”
VoodooCru.com: Video coverage of New Orleans Red Dress Run, 2011.
WDSU.com (WDSU-TV 6, New Orleans): “Men and Women Wore Red Dresses for Charity,” Broadcast August 20, 2011.
WDSU.com (WDSU-TV 6, New Orleans): “The Streets Runs Red With Dresses: Red Dress Run 2011; Women, Men In Dresses Run For Charity,” (Slideshow), August 20, 2011.
Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA): “Red Dress Run 2011 (14 images),” August 20, 2011.
WWLLTV.com, (WWLT-TV 4, New Orleans): “For the 17th year, the New Orleans Hash House Harriers threw its annual alcohol-fueled Red Dress Run. Before running through the streets of the city, the thousands of participants danced and drank the afternoon away in Washington Square Park. Aside from drunken revelry, proceeds from the run do go to good causes — namely 50 charities.”
The Times-Picayune (NOLA.com): PHOTO GALLERY, New Orleans Red Dress Run August 13, 2011 … “Thousands gathered at the park warming up for the 17th annual New Orleans Red Dress Run. Sponsored by the Hash House Harriers, the event last year raised over $200,000 for 50 local non profits. …”
The Times-Picayune (NOLA.com): ”Red Skirt Run, wargaming and more New Orleans events,” August 11, 2011. “Well, of course you know about Saturday’s17th annual Red Dress Run, sponsored by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, in which a ton of guys cover their hairy legs with scarlet attire and romp through town. But you may not be aware of Thursday’s Red SKIRT Run, hosted by the Voodoo Hash House Harriers (there’s a backstory here about the social practice of hare and hound events, but we don’t have time to educate you about all of that today). Briefly, the VHHH is a New Orleans drinking club with a running problem, which they solve by meeting somewhere every Thursday for a good hash through some part of town. …”
NOLA Defender: “Running of the Rouge; Quarter is Ready for Red Dress Run,” by H.H. Slegde.
MyNewOrleans.com: “This Weekend in New Orleans: Dirty Linen Night, Red Dress Run and More,” by Alex Gecan, August 10, 2011. “Red Dress Run. On-on! The New Orleans Hash House Harriers present the annual Red Dress Run, the city’s single largest uniformed (and half-cross-dressing) pub crawl. …”
The Times-Picayune (NOLA.com): “Grab your red dress and get hashing, the Red Dress run is this weekend,” by By Katie Key, Special to The Times-Picayune NOLA.com, August 10, 2011. “The Hash House Harriers is the most unorganized organized group of non-competitive runners in the world. …”
MyNewOrleans.com: “Intergalactic Grass Skirts and the Krewe of Chewbacchus,” by Ian McNulty, July 27, 2011. “Then there’s the upcoming Red Dress Run, a fun-run/bar crawl that draws some 7,000 crimson-clad participants and is responsible each year for a sudden, seasonal drain of all plus-sized red dresses from local thrift stores racks.”
GoNOLA.com: “Red Dress Run: French Quarter Fun For a Good Cause,” by Sally Tunmer, July 26, 2011. “Where else can you find 8,000 inebriated fun loving do-gooders running wild through the New Orleans French Quarter all wearing their interpretation of a red dress than at New Orleans’ 2011 Red Dress Run? The annual event is certainly one of a kind and will satisfy your altruistic requirements as much as your social ones. To meet the good samaritan quota for the week, the red-clad drunken workout hosted by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers (or NOH3 for short) raises funds for approximately 50 local organizations …”
Gambit (New Orleans): “In which we have an existential discussion about the upcoming Saints season,” by Alejandro de los Rios, April 20, 2011. … After all, the rest of the country doesn’t have Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest or the Red Dress Run to keep them occupied. New Orlenians should consider themselves lucky.
The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania): “Dressed to paint the town red,” February 25, 2011. Hobart was flooded with runners in red dresses as more than 800 people participated in the national Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run as part of Nash Hash Australia. The Hash House Harriers are an international group of non-competitive runners who get together to socialise, run … and drink while they are at it. The group was formed in Kuala Lumpur in 1939 by a group of British expats, who modelled it on the traditional British Paper Chase. Since then, the group has spread across the world, with many donning the red, assuming a “hasher” pseudonym and taking to the streets for a run and a few drinks, while doing a bit of fundraising at the same time. …
WLNS-TV 6 (Lancing, Michigan): “Runners Don Red Dress For Good Cause.” It’s not often you can throw on a red dress and run from bar to bar, but dozens came to Lansing to do just that on Saturday. The 2011 Annual Red Dress Run kicked off at the Michigan Brewing Company in downtown Lansing. The Greater Lansing Hash House Harriers organized the run. All of the proceeds will benefit the Capital Area Humane Society. …
Lansing State Journal (Michigan): “Running: Red Dress Run promises many happy trails for you,” February 8, 2011. If you’ve read my columns before, you may remember the adage that keeps me running: I run for beer. I like to run races, and I appreciate the health benefits of running. But mostly, I appreciate that it helps me maintain my weight, as delicious Michigan-brewed beers tend to be a calorie-laden indulgence. So it is only natural that I belong to a ragtag group of runners called the Greater Lansing Hash House Harriers (GLH3) who proclaim to be a drinking club with a running problem. I’ve written about hashers before and how we tend to make a spectacle of ourselves. As such, one of our favorite annual events is called the Red Dress Run. …
The Barnacle (Grenada): “Grenada hosts first Red Dress Run,” Tues., 18 January 2011. The Grenada Kennel of the Hash House Harriers will be hosting its Inaugural Red Dress Run on February 12th around Grand Anse in the parish of St. Georges. … The Hash House Harriers is a not for profit organisation and have decided that this event, will be run solely benefitting a local charity. The proceeds from this years Red Dress Run will be donated to the Bel Air Home for Children and Adolescents.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock): “Hot Springs to host `Hashfest 2010′ weekend,” Mon., November 15, 2010. … Hash events in Hot Springs this weekend – open to people with a red dress, $60 and a sense of humor – include the Pub Crawl run Friday night, the 13th annual Red Dress Run on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning’s ominously named Hangover Run. Details, few though they might be, can begin to be found by looking online at www.lrhash.com (under “Hashfest 2010″).
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin (Australia): “Hashers always ‘reddy’ to help,” November 15, 2010. THERE’S only one rule, everyone has a nickname, there’s plenty of tradition and it’s loads of fun for a good cause. The Cutlery Hash House Harriers frocked up and took to the streets of Yeppoon in aid of a worthy cause on Saturday. This year, the annual red dress fun run (or walk) was dedicated to raising funds for the Wahroonga Prevention of Youth Suicide Group.
Vietnews: “Fun run to raise money for kids’ facial surgery,” September 14, 2010. The annual Red Dress Fun Run, organized by the SaiGon Hash House Harriers, is expected to attract 70 men and women and raise VND10 million (US$513). “We really support the great work that this not-for-profit group does in arranging facial reconstruction,” Brian Lamprell of the Harriers said, referring to Operation Smile.
Coolum and North Shore News (Coolum, Queensland, Australia): “Bloomin’ good fun for charity,” August 13, 2010
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans): “Special events,” August 13, 2010. Preview of the New Orleans Hash House Harriers’ Red Dress Run
Tavistock Times Gazette: “Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run raises more than £126 in Tamar; Valley Cutting a dash with the hashers,” August 4, 2010. THE TAMAR Valley Hash House Harriers (TVH3) celebrated their 1,565th hash and raised money for charity with their colourful Red Dress Run.
The Star (Malaysia): “Hashers paint Kuching red,” July 6, 2010. A HUSH suddenly fell on the lively sea of red-dressed hashers when one of them grabbed the microphone and announced a wedding. …
The Gympie Times (Australia): “Hash House team heads for Borneo,” June 26, 2010. GYMPIE Hash House Harriers Murray Wegner, Bob Kington and Wayne Meads are gearing up to fly to Kuching Borneo Monday for Interhash 2010.
News Mail (Australia): “Borneo red dress run raises money for reforestation Little red dress for Borneo run,” June 22, 2010. HASH House Harrier Peter Ashby made sure he packed a stylish little red dress to wear for a special run during the Bundaberg group’s visit to Borneo. About 30 Hash House Harriers from Bundaberg, plus supporters, left on Sunday to meet …
The Scarborough Evening News: “Harriers help keep ambulances in air,” June 1, 2010. The Hash House Harriers’ annual charity effort has raised over a thousand pounds to help with the running costs of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Terry Meehan, of the Yorkshire Hash, said: “All the local Hash clubs, including Scarborough, meet in York and do a charity run. It’s a world-wide Hash tradition called the red dress run – everyone wears red dresses, even the men. A few years ago we realised that we might as well carry charity buckets and do some good at the same time!
Edmonton Sun (Alberta): “Red runners raising spare change,” May 7, 2010. If you see a mob of crazies running in red Saturday, don’t be alarmed, just give them your money. About 200 men and women in dresses are expected to participate in the Red Dress Run Saturday to raise funds for charity. “The guys get quite a kick out of it. It’s the one time of year us guys can have fun wearing dresses,” said Al Klassen, spokesman for the Hash House Harriers-hosted event, in its 18th year.
Lancashire Telegraph: “Todmorden runners in the red for hospice charity day,” February 11, 2009
The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina): “Group goes jogging after the influence,” February 25, 2009
The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC): “15 Things You Need To Know About The Bridge Run,” April 2, 2009
The Cairns Post (Australia): “Here’s cheers to Nash Hash runs, April 30, 2009
The Cairns Post (Australia): “Harriers paint the town red during fun run,” May 1, 2009
The Sunday Mail (Queensland, Australia): “Red Dress Run,” May 3, 2009. Hash House Harriers members from around Australia have converged on Cairns for a national convention. More than 700 runners will clock up dozens of kilometres this weekend. As a lead-up to the gathering, more than 400 participants took part in a red dress run from Blue Sky Brewery to the Esplanade.
Pensacola News Journal: “Red Dress Run,” May 7, 2010
11 a.m. Saturday. The Survivor Hash House Harriers presents the annual Red Dress Run. Proceeds will be donated to the Leiomyosarcoma Foundation, which works to find a cure for this rare form of cancer. Days Inn-Historic Downtown, 710 N. Palafox St. 529-7990, or visit www.survivorh3.com.
New Orleans CityBusiness (New Orleans, LA): “Commentary: Having Fun, Helping Out,” August 5, 2009. And it goes without saying, we’re looking for legitimate nonprofits and worthy causes. Although ensuring no man ever again wears a see-through teddy for the red dress run sounds like a worthwhile cause, it probably will not make the cut for “Having Fun, Helping Out.
Times-Picayune (New Orleans): “Rats a fact of life for New Orleans,” August 20, 2009. Believe it or not, men are sexy in red dresses. Featuring jocks, hard bodies and beer bellies all wearing red, the recent Red Dress Run was a hoot.
The Daily Herald-Tribune (Grande Prairie, Alberta): “Runners see red just for fun of it,” August 28, 2009
Bundaberg NewsMail (Australia): “Blood donors paint town red,” September 8, 2009. BLOOD was the word on the street as red ran through the CBD last night – all for a good cause of course. Hash House Harriers gave support to last night’s runners with a red-hot passion, as they ran through the city to raise awareness for National Blood Donor Week. The purpose of the Red Dress Run is to highlight the significance of people who donate blood – just 3% of the population.
The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia): “A red run to feed our hungry and homeless,” October 17, 2009
The Arizona Republic (Phoenix): “Hash House Harriers running group mixes beer with the fun,” November 7, 2009
Hills Gazette (Perth, Australia): “Moaning, wailing, but lots of fun,” March 21, 2008
Pensacola News Journal (Florida): “O’pinions: Waiting for a park, gas pains, men in dresses,” May 9, 2008. Expect to see about 100 men and women in red dresses running along the streets of downtown Pensacola at 4 p.m. Saturday. It’s the annual red dress run for the Survivor Hash House Harriers, and rumor has it that beer is involved. … Watch the jokes, however. The club includes lots of manly men, like surgeons, pilots and the general manager of the local Harley-Davidson dealership, Tom Reynolds, who says he has several red dresses. His wife, Lara, will wear the scarlet ensemble he wore in last year’s event.
Gambit Weekly (New Orleans): “Red Dress Run,” August 5, 2008
If you can handle running and drinking in a ridiculous red getup, then you probably already plan on entering the Red Dress Run. If you can handle running and drinking in a ridiculous red getup, then you probably already plan on entering the Red Dress Run. If that just sounds fun, consider joining the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, a self-proclaimed “drinking club with a running problem,” for its annual downtown mobile spectacle.
Times-Picayune (New Orleans): “The Quarter is back!; Being tourists in our hometown is a real lift,” August 14, 2008
Staten Island Advance (New York): “HASH UPThousands of Americans are pounding pavement in search of fitness, friends & frosty mugs,” August 28, 2008
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock): “Harrier legs Hash House running buddies are a farce of nature,” October 20, 2008
Runner’s World: “Wear a Red Dress,” January 2007. …A U.S. version came in 1988 in California when a woman joined the previously all-male sport and ran in heels and a red dress. The on-on party after has been memorialized in song, verse, and Red Dress Runs from San Diego to Cairo. Red dress is mandatory. Hairy legs okay, too.
New West: “Runners in Red Dresses Hit Boise’s Streets,” February 2, 2007
The New York Times: “Urban Human Hounds Tracking Down the Beers,” March 30, 2007
Canberra Times: “In Brief,” May 15, 2007. SES boost REPRESENTATIVES from Gungahlin SES were presented a cheque for $3200 last week thanks to donations collected by the Hash House Harriers on their annual Red Dress Run.
Red Dress runners took to the streets of the Canberra CBD in March as part of the Australian Nash Hash event.
Times-Picayune (New Orleans): “MUD LUSCIOUS; For runners, mud is part of the funSpill way run draws more than 1,000,” July 29, 2007
The Miami Herald: “Miami-Dade joggers are `drinkers with a running problem’” August 13, 2007
Chicago Tribune: “Hash it out,” March 28, 2006
Yes! Weekly (Greensboro, NC, USA): “Hashing and dashing: A drinking group with a running problem,” June 6, 2006
Riverfront Times (St. Louis, Missouri): Jogging While Intoxicated; Just in time for the worst storm in recorded history Unreal catches up to Hash House Harriers, the drinking club with a running problem,” August 2, 2006
Townsville Bulletin (Australia): “Harried runners frock on for cause,” August 2, 2006
Times-Picayune (New Orleans): “Royal Event; Shops, galleries lure locals for Dirty Linen Night of sipping, shopping,” August 11, 2006
Townsville Bulletin (Australia): “Dress rehearsal,” September 5, 2006. THE Hash House Harriers have had their Red Dress Run and raised $1500 for the Leukaemia Foundation. They had a lot of fun doing it and here they are (below right) handing over the loot in the Rhino Bar.
DCist: “Cross Dressing Meets Cross Country,” October 11, 2006
The Nation (Thailand): “Runners in dresses in Chiang Mai,” October 26, 2006
Whitsunday Times (Australia): “Hashers travel for Chiang Mai runs,” November 11, 2006
The Arizona Republic: “Tempe will see red in dress, lingerie run,” February 12, 2005
Belleville News-Democrat: “Red dresses make running fun again for local hashers,” October 16, 2005
The Cairns Post/The Cairns Sun (Australia): “Club celebrates,” October 26, 2005
Baku Sun (Azerbaijan): “Hashers run for charity to give back,” July 2, 2004
The Philadelphia Inquirer: “Hashing: It’s a mad dash,” July 6, 2004
With more than 1,700 groups in more than 180 countries, you can hash in Cairo, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Rome, Nairobi and Oslo. Last month in San Diego, where 13 clubs operate, an annual hashing tradition called the Red Dress Run attracted nearly 2,000 runners attired (every man, woman and dog) in red frocks.
South Wales Echo: “Making A Hash Dash To Raise Cash,” July 23, 2004. Cardiff was taken over by runners in red dresses as Hash House Harriers from around the globe arrived in the city. Nearly 5,000 people from 96 countries are in the Welsh capital to take part in World Interhash 2004 which was officially opening tonight at the city’s Millennium Stadium. Almost 2,000 runners, who had arrived early, took part in the ‘Red Dress Run’ which traditionally marks the start of the event due to finish on Sunday. Those taking part were raising money for the Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice.
Chicago Tribune: “Hashing gives real meaning to beer run; Here’s sport that lets Old School types act like college kids, get exercise and have fun,” August 1, 2004
SF Weekly (California): “Love on the Run: How a combination footrace and frat party became one of the best places in the city to hook up,” August 11, 2004
Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID): “Who were those people running in their underwear?” September 9, 2004
Grand Rapid Press (Michigan): “The drinking club with a running problem; Hash House Harriers run purely for fun, fun and more fun,” September 21, 2004
Pacific Daily News: “Islandstyle,” October 21, 2004. Island Girl Power: The Agana Hash House Harriers donated proceeds from the annual Red Dress Run to the Ayuda Foundation’s Island Girl Power program. Participants in the run had to pay a fee and wear a red dress and run through Hagatna on Sept. 4.
South Wales Echo: “Hash Run Raises Stash Of Cash For Ty Hafan,” October 27, 2004. What seemed like the bizarre sight of fully grown men wearing red dresses running through the streets of Cardiff has raised a tremendous amount of money for one of South Wales’ most important charities. In July, thousands of Hash House Harriers from around the globe descended on the Welsh capital for Inter Hash 2004. Hashers are fun runners who follow trails led by fellow hashers known as hares. The three-day event began with almost 2,000 people taking part in the traditional red dress run to raise funds for charity. This year’s event raised about pounds 10,000 for Ty Hafan, the Children’s Hospice of Wales, in Sully.
Tampa Tribune (Florida): “Trailblazers,” January 10, 2003
Red dress run: An annual event held worldwide in which hashers garb themselves in red dresses
Runner’s World: “Take a run on the wild side: feeling a little crazy? We’ve got just what you need: a listing of the country’s wildest, wackiest and often most enjoyable races,” February 1, 2003.
The Original Red Dress Hash: San Diego originated the Red Dress Run (there are several around the country) in which everyone (men and women) must run in a red dress.
The Mercury (Australia): “Dressing-up for charity,” August 6, 2003
The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey): “Slinging hash,” November 21, 2003
Pensacola News Journal (Pensacola, Florida): “Buy a red dress, and get ready to run,” February 3, 2002
Pensacola News Journal (Pensacola, Florida): “Corrections,” February 3, 2002
Pensacola News Journal: Photo: “Red dresses on parade,” 2/24/02
CA Magazine (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants): “Amazing accounts,” May 2002
The Palm Beach Post: “‘A Drinking Club With a Running Problem’ They’ve Got Kegs,” May 6, 2002
The Palm Beach Post: “Let It Rip,” May 26, 2002
The Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Making A Hash Of It; This Is A Drinking Group With A Running Problem,” October 16, 2002
The Dominion Post (Wellington): “Red Dress Run,” October 26, 2002
The Dominion Post (Wellington): “Runners in red,” October 30, 2002
The Washington Post: “Marathon Maniacs; Hashers Go for the Gold. And the Blue Ribbon. And the Guinness And the Sour Apple Martini Shots,” November 24, 2002
Trail Runner: “Hash House Harriers: A brief History of the famous drinking club with a running problem,” February/March 2001
The Vancouver Sun: “New Orleans marathon was a party on the run: Cups of beer to go and men clad in red dresses make the New Orlean’s Mardi Gras Marathon a one-of-a-kind,” 3/3/01
Edmonton Journal: Photo: “Rollicking Red Runners,” 4/29/01
The Ottawa Citizen: “Harriers to run in red dresses,” 7/13/01
The Gazette (Montreal): “Red Dress Run set to raise money for cancer research,” 8/23/01
National Public Radio (NPR): “Weekend All Things Considered,” John Hayward discusses running in the Red Dress Run being held in Washington, DC,” 10/6/01
The Fayetteville Observer: “Harriers run anywhere at any time,” February 3, 2000
The San Diego Union-Tribune: “Uphill Battle; Runners will rise to the challenge of the San Dieguito Half Marathon,” February 3, 2000
The Advertiser (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia): “Running in the Red,” February 12, 2000
Herald Sun (Melbourne): “Harriers are dressed to thrill,” February 22, 2000
The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia): “Solo Dash to Interhash,” February 23, 2000
The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia): Brazen bid to paint the town red,” February 24, 2000
The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia): “So cheeky! Sea of red swamps city Run turn-out makes a hash of old record,” February 25, 2000
Hobart Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia): “Hashers for MS,” April 7, 2000.
THE chardonnay set of the Hash House Harriers of Hobart yesterday presented a cheque for $23,700 to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Tasmania. The money was raised from the Red Dress Run in Hobart, which was organised by the chardonnay set as a precursor to Interhash 2000 in February. Spokesman Roger Portlock said 1500 people had donned red dresses for the run.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times: “Fool Runnings: Hijinks, zany garb enliven traditional chase game ,” May 7, 2000
The Gazette (Montreal): “Group holding out a roast pig to tempt prospective hashers,” May 18, 2000
Times Colonist (Victoria): “Running for the Fun of it: What do you get when you cross beer, wacky costumes and wild runs?” June 17, 2000
The Philadelphia Inquirer: “Protests Left Them Stirred, Not Shaken For Some, An Outdoor Cafe Was A Perfect Ringside Seat. Also Spotted Yesterday Were A Dozen Men In Red Dresses.” August 2, 2000 SF Edition
The Gazette (Montreal): “‘Hounds’ and ‘hares’ will do their thing for the fourth time,” August 10, 2000
The San Francisco Chronicle: “Drinking, Running Club Stumbles Around S.F. Streets,” August 11, 2000
The Gazette (Montreal): “Red means go,” August 14, 2000
The Dominion (Wellington): “Red-Dressed and Red-Faced,” October 18, 2000
The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, TN): “On the run: Hash Harriers jog for fun, drink, November 14, 2000
Northern Territory News: “Boxers and a drop of red: Here’s to ya George,” December 21, 2000
The Advertiser: “Club reveals pleasures of drag racing,” February 27, 1999
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: “Hash House Harriers;Running + drinking + irreverence equates to fun time for unique club,” February 28, 1999,
The Winona Post (Winona, Minnesota): “The heritage of a hash run,” April 14, 1999
St. Petersburg Times: “Beer Run,” May 21, 1999
Hobart Mercury: “Thirsty work this hashing,” June 17, 1999
The Winona Post (Winona, Minnesota): “The heritage of a hash run,” April 14, 1999
Miami Herald: “Run! Here Come Hash Harriers: No prudes need apply to this wild, bawdy bunch,” November 17, 1999
Runner’s World: “Dress Code: The latest race sensation has simple rules: you gotta wear red, and it’s gotta be a dress,” March 1998
San Antonio Express-News: “Area men don red dresses for River Walk ‘hashing’ tradition,” April 4, 1998
Calgary Herald: “Dancing with a red dress on,” April 4, 1998
The Gazette (Montreal): “For $20, you can put on a red dress and run with the Hash Harriers,” August 20, 1998
The Times-Picayune: “The Beer Runners: Oh, the places they’ll go!” August 22, 1998
The News & Advance: “Red Herrings in Red Dresses,” February 12, 1997
Wall Street Journal: “One D.C. Race Is Not Political: It’s More Like A Running Joke,” September 30, 1997
Ventura County Star (California): “Hounds’ chase ‘hare’ anywhere FUN RUNS: Hash House Harriers enjoys offbeat and off-the-path adventures,” September 30, 1997
Chicago Tribune: “Quotables,” October 14, 1997
The Washington Post: “Hashers: A Running Party,” November 28, 1997
Los Angeles Times: “Running Wild; The Streets Of Costa Mesa Were Filled On Sunday With The Antics And ‘Organized Anarchy’ of The Hash House Harriers. It’s Nuts-But Aerobic,” December 24, 1997
Daily Aztec Stanza (San Diego State University): “It’s Beer Run Time,” February 22, 1996
Gazette Telegraph (Colorado Springs): “Running Wild: Hash House Harriers Chug Toward Keg of Golden Glory,” March 3, 1996
Hobart Mercury: “A hairy-legged harrier hustle,” September 28, 1996
Philadelphia Inquirer: “When Workouts Become a Chore, It May be Time to Hash Things Out,” November 25, 1996
The Providence Journal Bulletin: “They make you run for your beer,” December 15, 1996
The Richmond State: “I Hashed, I Drank,” July 27, 1995