It’s High Heel Race Time Again!

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When I was writing my post about apple picking, I totally forgot to list the infamous High Heel Race among my favorite things about fall. I ADORE the high heel race, the people watching is phenomenal and the crowd just buzzes with happy energy. It’s pretty much the only event where I’ll happily sit freezing my butt off for 4 hours just to be there.

If you don’t know what the High Heel Race is, you obviously have not lived here for very long. Here’s the long and the short: drag queens, in heels, running (or prancing, depends on the queen) down the street. BEST. THING. EVER. The race takes place in Dupont on 17th Street between Church and R.

This year’s High Heel Race will take place on Tuesday, October 28th. The race begins at 9 p.m. but you better get there early if you want a chance of a) a seat on the sidewalk at one of the restaurants, or b) a fighting chance for a place on the curb. I have my “get front row placement for the High Heel Race” strategy all laid out already. It involves take-out and leaving work right when the closing bell rings. I would share the rest of it, but then it wouldn’t be a very good strategy, now would it?

What is your favorite pre-race tradition? Who is your favorite queen? Do tell!

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

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