Red Dress Run for New Orleans

There’s always a festival going on in New Orleans and this past weekend was no exception.

Seemed everyone but us were wearing red dresses;  women and men alike which really creeped out my children.  “Why would a man want to wear a dress?”  Well it was kind of wierd. 

Turns out it was a benefit walk/run/drinking fest  for New Orleans.  In the past, money raised by entering the walk went to projects to rebuild the city.  From, a description of last years festival reads: “The Red Dress Helps New Orleans – In 2007 the New Orleans Red Dress Run donated $5000 to City Park, which was used to create a fountain for walkers and runners, both two and four-legged to enjoy. This year, a similar contribution will be made to another New Orleans charity that contributes to the health and well being of our city. The Red Dress is a great hash and a great party, but it’s more than that.

All of the thrift stores in New Orleans sell out of red dresses every year right before this run. So, if you are thinking of joining us this year, there are a couple of things you can do to get ready. Start practicing running with at least one beer in your hand, and keep your eye out for the perfect little red dress. (Oh, and you all should know that wearing the same red dress two years in a row is so very gauche.)”

Why would a real man wear a dress?