Northborough: Red Dress Run, runners/walkers wanted« Back to Events
The Northboro Hash House Harriers running club is inviting new runners and walkers of both sexes to participate in the Red Dress Run Sept. 29, from 2 – 6 p.m. It is open to adults over 21 and begins at Zem Han, 4 West Main St., Northborough. There is a $20 charge for the run, which includes the tickets for beers at each stop along the route. A portion of the food and drink ticket proceeds will be donated to local charities.
The Red Dress Run is not a race. There are no timers, and the distance is unknown, but will probably be about 3 miles. Participants will follow the path of lead runners who will mark a spontaneous course with flour and chalk. The course leads to checkpoints where all the runners will stop, take a drink, and socialize.
The Red Dress Run honors a club member who attended her first Hash while wearing a red dress, instead of running clothes. After being mocked for wearing that, she ran anyway. Other Hashers of both sexes began wearing a red dress as a joke, and soon the Red Dress Run became an annual tradition around the world. Men and women are invited to wear a comfortable red dress, and have some serious fun and exercise.
Additional information can be found on Northboro Hash House Harriers Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/northborohashhouseharriers.