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This Year’s Red Dress Run Has Been Canceled Due To COVID-19

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia

This Year’s Red Dress Run Has Been Canceled Due To COVID-19

The summer event was canceled last year as well.

Bad news for runners this year! For the second year in a row, the Red Dress Run has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. The organizers voted this week and decided to pull the plug on the outdoor event; even though they’ve cleared up they were not pressured by the city.

The Red Dress Run is one of the summer highlights, and it was scheduled to happen this Saturday, August 14. The event, hosted by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, raises money for local charity groups. The race traditionally starts at Crescent Park and continues to the French Quarter, while guests drink beer, enjoy live music and spend the whole day surrounded by a tremendous red atmosphere.

However, not all is lost. The Hash House Harriers have released a statement inviting everyone to wear red this weekend and still donate to NOLA charities!

Cases of the virus continue on the rise in New Orleans and Louisiana. This week, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival also announced its cancellation, making us wonder if any other significant events such as de Buku Festival are in danger too.

We’ll keep you posted!

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Featured image by Mike Murat @mikeleica.