Steve Martin wrote a book titled “Cruel Shoes.” But that had nothing to do with the annual rite of watching D.C. area drag queens race down Dupont Circle in the cruelest — but most stylish — of shoes. The 19th annual Halloween High Heel Race. will kick off at 9pm on Tuesday, October 25 and again will attract a variety of cross-dressers, drag dressers and one-night wonder women who will run, trot, sashay, strut, and otherwise race walk down 17th Street NW, between P & R, a few blocks from the bastion of political correctness known as The White House.
In an uptight political town where kids actually have been arrested on the Metro for eating french fries, this race is a testament to the human spirit. In fact, Metro Weekly, Washington, DC’s Gay and Lesbian Magazine, calls it “Racing Against The Rules.”
Sponsored and initiated by JR.’s Bar, the Annual High Heel Race has become one of D.C.’s biggest October events. It’s only a few blocks long and can’t be compared to the 7.8-mile-long costumed running circus that attracts 80,000 people annually to San Francisco’s Bay-To-Breakers Race, but the AHHR winner is graced with a $100 bar tab at JR’s and drag bragging rights for the next year.
For more info: Phone: +1 202 789 7000.