26th annual Red Dress Run canceled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Kenny Kuhn
July 09, 2020 - 11:38 am

Another summer event in New Orleans is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Early last month, organizers for the 26th annual Red Dress Run said they were optimistic the event would still go on in the city.

Organizers announced on Facebook that the marathon/pub-crawl for local charities will not go on as planned for 2020. It was scheduled to happen August 8th.

“Over the last twenty five years the Red Dress Run has grown from a handful of knuckleheads running through the CBD in red into thousands of participants who come together each year to let off steam at the peak of summer, and raise money for very small local non-profits. Folks just like you have made the last twenty five years a wild ride.”

“We hoped beyond hope that the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic might improve to the point where experts and local administrators would give the all clear for SOME form of Red Dress Run, but that doesn’t look to be in the cards. Since there doesn’t appear to be any scenario where we could responsibly put on an event of any size, we’ve sadly decided that we’ll have to shelve the event for 2020 and save our livers for next year.”

Runners who already registered can have their registration fee refunded or rolled-over to next year’s charity run.

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