New Orleans Hotel Collection Announces Partnership with Hash House Harrier’s Red Dress Run, a Benefit Event with a Twist

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Nearly 18,000 Runners Expected for the August 10th Red Dress Run through the French Quarter to Benefit Multiple Local Charities

New Orleans Hotel Collection

New Orleans Hotel Collection

In a move that recognizes the growing national popularity of a quirky event on the New Orleans festival schedule, the New Orleans Hotel Collection has announced a partnership with Hash House Harriers New Orleans Chapter, organizers of the Red Dress Run NOLA, as the “Official Hotel Partners” of the run.

Sponsored by the Hash House Harriers, a self-proclaimed “drinking club with a running problem,” the Annual New Orleans Red Dress Run through the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods is another of those uniquely New Orleans fun events that is a significant fundraiser. It is open to men and women alike and though the concept originated as an outlandish fun event, the New Orleans Red Dress has grown to become the largest in the world and raises more than $200,000 annually for dozens of local New Orleans charities.

This year, the run is scheduled for August 10th, with registration and advance events beginning as early as August 7th. For more information on the run and registration, please visit:

The partnership between the Red Dress Run and the New Orleans Hotel Collection offer stays to runners and their friends for the dates of the run and throughout the year at the luxurious hotels in the Collection at rates better than what is found at typical online travel agencies by using the hotel reservation link at:

The seven hotels of the collection - Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Audubon Cottages, Hotel Mazarin, Hotel Le Marais, Wyndham Riverfront and Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport - are in locations that provide superb and easy access to the events of the run. Special negotiated rates better than any online agency are available to those who wish to attend.

The uniqueness of this event begins with the unusual aspect of the dresses that are required running attire for contestants. Although patterns, material and style are entirely up to the runner, each runner is required to wear a red dress. With nearly 18,000 expected runners this year, the sight provides an unusual appearance to the French Quarter for the hours of the run, which begins and ends at Armstrong Park on the northern edge of the historic French Quarter.

About the New Orleans Hotel Collection
The New Orleans Hotel Collection is a group of seven fine hotels in the New Orleans metropolitan region owned by local investors. Comprised of the Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Hotel Mazarin, Wyndham Riverfront, Audubon Cottages, Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport and Hotel Le Marais, these are boutique and small upscale meeting hotels in prime locations throughout the city. For more information, visit

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