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Red Dress Run 2019 New Orleans
The Red Dress Run in New Orleans doubles as a fundraiser and a chance to party! All proceeds from the event go directly to charity.
Every year on the second Saturday in August, the New Orleans Hash House Harriers (a local “drinking club with a running problem”) host Red Dress Run, a charity “run” in the Crescent City.
The run usually begins in New Orleans Crescent Park in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, just outside of the French Quarter. The runners, with drinks in hand, continue their route through the French Quarter and spend the rest of the day celebrating. Expect a sea of red throughout the neighborhood!
Participants in the Red Dress Run can sign up to support the charity. Registration usually includes donations to local charities, special live music and beers for the run. Crescent Park opens at 9:00 a.m. with a DJ playing until the run starts at 11:00 a.m. when runners swarm the French Quarter. Following the run, lunch is served at noon back at Crescent Park for those registered and will include fish tacos, red beans and rice, jambalaya, hot dogs, sausage, poboys, pizza, and more. Beer, wine, and snowballs will be flowing throughout the day.
Crescent Park is located right on the riverfront in Bywater. Crescent Park stretches for 1.4 miles along the Mississippi, providing unparalleled views and access to the water.
The beat place to stay is in the French quarter, which is where you will find most of the gay bars and clubs, we have found hotels in the gay area that have good rating, and puts you where you need to be to have fun without the need for taxis. The Roosevelt Hotel, Omni Royal, Royal Sonesta Hotel, French Market Inn.
Gay Map of New Orleans
If you want to be close to all of New Orleans famous attractions, including the top gay-nightlife options in the city, the French Quarter remains the hub of where to stay, with dozens of hotels of all types and grades.. Adjacent to the Quarter and just downriver, you’ll find a number of gay-friendly smaller properties in historic and trendy Faubourg Marigny, which is also home to several gay-popular restaurants and bars.
Video Red Dress Run New Orleans
Red Dress Run 2018 in steamy New Orleans
Recommended Hotels in New Orleans
The gay bars and clubs are centred around the French Quarter, so we suggest you try and find a hotel in this district. The area has many boutique hotels offering a traditional Louisiana welcome.
The Roosevelt Hotel
5 Star, Luxury
The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans features an outdoor pool and a 2,300 square-foot gym. The elegant hotel features The Rooftop Bar, a full-service spa and rooms with a 42-inch flat-screen TV. WiFi is available at a costs