You can still register for this weekend’s red dress run.
It’s a day of food, fun, and musical entertainment that benefits local charities.
WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter tells us about last minute registration.
“It’s the biggest part of our year,” organizer Bill Healy said.
Thousands of people from near and far are preparing for this weekend’s Red Dress Run.
Many preregistered; others were still signing up Friday night.
“This is my second red dress in the U.S. I did one earlier this year in Pensacola,” Sara Brake said.
If you didn’t make it to the Fairgrounds to register Thursday or Friday, you can still do it Saturday morning.
On-site registration begins at 9 o’clock at Armstrong Park.
The cost is$80 dollars — cash only.
“That gets you your share of over a ton of barbeque, your share of 300 kegs of beer, three bands, a run, and general tom foolery,” Healy said.
And that’s not all. Proceeds from the red dress run help dozens of local charities.
“Each year we pick 50 to 60. This year we’re thinking we may be able to donate between $200-$250 thousand dollars. Which will put us well over 1.2 million dollars in local charity donations,” Healy said.
This will be Ryan Holloway’s 4th time participating.
When it comes to picking a dress, he has guidelines.
“You pick one that’s comfortable and breathable because you’re going to sweat a lot. So you want something you can run around, be social, and you know, look good at the same time,” Holloway said.
Roughly 6-thousand runners are expected to register before the 11:30 am start time at Armstrong Park.
Sara and the girls drove in from Pensacola to participate and make lasting memories.
“Make new friends, meet new people,” Brake added.
6-thousand are expected to register; however organizers expect at least twice as many people will show up in the French Quarter wearing red dresses for what becomes a day long party.