The Hash House Harriers is an international phenomenon with fun loving chapters across the globe. They describe themselves as, "a drinking club with a running problem". You know trouble and merriment will ensue whenever they get together. The Madison Hash House Harriers is no exception. Each July they have their Red Dress Run that always falls on the same weekend of Madison's 4th of July Rhythm and Booms fireworks celebration at Warner Park. They make a point of running through the park and crashing the Madison Mallards baseball game as well.
The object of the Hash House Harrier runs is to find the freshly marked trail to the beer stops which there are generally at least three. At the end of the run, there is the "On In" which includes more drinking, food, singing and awards ceremonies. It's all very silly and often irreverent fun. It's quite the spectacle with all these folks running around in red dresses drawing gaping mouth stares from onlookers.
See more Hash House Harrier Red Dress Run photographs here.