Run 1445 – 18th September 2016

Run 1445 Sunday 18th September 2016
这是2016年9月18日,星期日,SH3 Run #1445 的说明:

Hares: Ezy Rider & Just Tim

The “Red Dress” run!

On August 7, 1987, a young lady wearing a red dress emerged from an airplane that had landed in southern California to visit a friend from her high school years. Shortly thereafter, she found herself transported to Long Beach, where her friend intended to introduce her to a zany running group called the “Hash House Harriers.” One member, noting her gender and attire, urged that she “just wait in the truck” until her host returned. With that goading, she ran into history sporting her red dress and heels.

The following year (August 12, 1988), to commemorate the event, the San Diego Hash House Harriers sent “The Lady In Red” an airline ticket to attend the inaugural Red Dress Run. Hundreds of male and female hashers adorned themselves in red dresses for a spectacle widely covered by California newspapers and TV news. In addressing the crowd, The Lady In Red suggested that Hash House Harriers hold the Red Dress Run annually as an occasion be used to raise funds for local charities.

The tradition of the Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run quickly spread to every corner of the globe. Over the years, the Red Dress Run has been very successful in raising millions of dollars for a wide variety of local charities.  The New Orleans Hash House Harriers attracted 7,000 participants to their Red Dress Run in 2010, raising more than $200,000 for 50 local charities.

Today the Red Dress Run is an integral part of the Hash House Harriers’ heritage.
It’s a tradition born before few organizations turned to running events as a way to raise money and long before anyone ran in a dress of any color.

Meeting Point/directions: E Zhuang Restaurant, 70 Taicang Rd, Huangpu District
鹅庄(新天地店), 黄浦区太仓路70号(新天地好乐迪对面).
Huangpi South Road Subway (Line 1) Exit 2. Head south out of the exit and turn left at Taicang Road. Go past Songshang Road and the the restaurant is opposite Holiday KTV on the left.

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