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

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The Red Dress Run, scheduled for Saturday, August 13, brings thousands to New Orleans in a fun run to benefit multiple local causes.

Participants in the annual Red Dress Run NOLA, which benefits a number of charities.

In a move that recognizes the growing national popularity of a quirky event on the New Orleans festival schedule, the Hash House Harriers New Orleans Chapter - organizers of the Red Dress Run NOLA - have announced a partnership with the New Orleans Hotel Collection, naming them the “Official Hotel Partners” of the run. Organizer’s particularly appreciated the locally owned and operated aspect of the New Orleans Hotel Collection management, as well as the selection of unique, independent and authentically styled lodging.

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 one of those uniquely New Orleans fun events that is a significant fundraiser. It is open to men and women alike so long as a red dress is worn. Although the concept originated as an outlandish one-time 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. Over 18,000 “red dressed” runners and supporters are expected.

This year, the run is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th with registration and advance events beginning as early as August 6th. For serious runners, the group has a “red lingerie run” on Friday evening. For more information on the run and registration, please visit http://www.nolareddress.com.

A red dress Happy Hour is scheduled on Thursday, August 11th at the Bourbon O Bar of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, a New Orleans Hotel Collection property located at the corner of Bourbon Street and Orleans Street. All are invited to show off their red dress before the heat of the run. Happy hour pricing, music and the opportunity to see all the crazy outfits of the runners will be in play from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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 websites by using the direct booking link: http://www.neworleanshotelcollection.com/red-dress.

The six hotels of the Collection: Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Hotel Mazarin, Hotel Le Marais, The Whitney Hotel 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 six fine hotels in the New Orleans metropolitan region owned by local investors. Comprised of the Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Hotel Mazarin, the Whitney Hotel, 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 http://www.neworleanshotelcollection.com.

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