Red Dress Run PCH3

PCH3’s NEXT RED DRESS RUN: 

OUR 2016 RED DRESS RUN RAISED OVER $800 FOR WARRIOR BEACH RETREAT!

Hare/s: B-Sh*t & Mini

Register: REGO SITE

2017 Location: Executive Inn (9424 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach FL 32407) Call 850-234-6076 and mention the code word “hashers” to get the $45/nt + tax rate. Hash check-in table will be available from 1-2:55pm (DO NOT BE LATE). Late arrivals will be the butt of heinous jokes and the recipients of a hazing down-down…

Time: 1-3 pm check in/registration; 3 pm circle up; 3:30 pm hares/pack away

Cost: $69 with $2 of each rego going towards the Warrior Beach Retreat, as well as a portion of the proceeds from the 50/50 drawing.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to join us on our annual Red Dress Pub Crawl through beautiful liquor filled downtown Panama City.

The pack will follow the hare, all in red dresses, through some wonderful bars where the tab will be picked up by PCH3. There will be a feeding of the Hashers, but the Hashers will have to handle their own se*y exploits. If we take care of beer, food, and liquor, you should be able to get yourself loved. Right?

Don’t forget: A Red Dress, ID, a vessel & lanyard (or be prepared to give “Bob-Should Have It Tested” more money), comfortable shoes, and extra cash for the 50/50 drawing, haberdashery, shots, tipping the bar staff or decorating your favorite Harriette’s cleavage.

We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for helping us be named among the world’s Top 10 Red Dress Runs for 2014 by reddressruns.org. You may read the article on http://www.reddressruns.org/?p=1369

HISTORY OF THE RED DRESS RUN

The Hash House Harriers qualify as the world’s largest running club. Despite their size and having been founded in 1938, their Red Dress Run may be the only completely original idea they have ever had. And it happened nearly by accident.

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.

Gathering for the first Red Dress Run in San Diego, 1988.

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 Hasher’s 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, including Beijing, Montreal, Ho Chi Minh City, Helsinki, Moscow, Tokyo, Washington, DC, Hobart (Australia) and countless other locations. 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 and is as iconic as the Royal Selangor Club where the Hash House Harriers was born and as sacred to them as founder A.S. Gispert’s drinking vessel. 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.

The Hash House Harriers enjoy the common-law protection of the phrase “Red Dress Run” with additional protections in place and still more legal protections pending.

“How It All Started, ” © RedDressRuns.org


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