2014 Red Dress Run 5k

Event Date

Sat, Sep 27, 2014


Northborough, MA

About This Activity

RED DRESS RUN is an approximately 5K "Hash Run," organized by the Northboro Hash House Harriers Running Club. All net proceeds will be donated to local charities.

On a Hash Run, some lead runners, called "Hares," take a head start to mark a spontaneous course with flour and chalk. When the Hash Run starts, the other runners, known as "Hounds," will chase after the flour and chalk marks to try and snare the Hares.

RED DRESS RUN honors a Hasher in Long Beach, CA, who attended her first Hash, in 1987 while wearing a Red Dress instead of running clothes.   After being mocked for wearing that, she ran the course anyway, and other hashers of both sexes were so impressed that they began wearing a red dress as a joke. Soon, the RED DRESS RUN became a tradition for Hashers around the world.



The course for Red Dress Run is a closely guarded secret, but the Hares promise it will be about 5K.

 Registration includes a hysterical 5K run, a fabulous t-shirt (if by 9/15), a souvenir whistle, 4 drink tickets, and more!


The 4 drink tickets are redeembable for 3 beers or soft drinks on the course and 1 at the end. Stopping at checkpoints is mandatory because the Hares will be there waiting for the last runner to arrive before departing to continue marking the course. The course is not timed.

Event details and schedule

The 5K course is a secret,but it begins and ends at Tavern in the Square, 318 Main Street, Northboro, MA. Expect there to be some on-road and some off-road running. Also expect to be on the course from 12:10pm until approximately 2:00pm. Don't miss the "Circle" ceremony after the run, at approximately 2:30pm - 3:30pm.

RED DRESS RUN is hosted by the Northboro Hash House Harriers, a chapter of the International Hash House Harriers Runnng Club. 100% of profit from the Red Dress Run will be donated to local charities.

For more information about the Northboro Hash House Harriers and about hashing, visit NorthboroH3.com.


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