Dupont Drag Race: Heel Yes

Annual high heel race to take over 17th Street

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Men in high heels raced down the road in Dupont Circle on Tuesday night. (Published Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011)

    If you haven't seen men strutting in Miu Mius and feather boas lately -- and really, who has? (wait, don't answer that) -- your chance is coming up. Dupont's annual High Heel Race is set for Tuesday, Oct. 25.

    The race on 17th usually begins at R Street, with participants running down to Church Street N.W., in front of JR's Bar & Grill (1519 17th St. N.W.). Generally, 17th Street area between P and S is closed off to traffic to make room for more revelers.

    2010 High Heel Race Storms 17th Street

    [DC] 2010 High Heel Race Storms 17th Street
    The heels were flying Tuesday night in Dupont Circle. (Published Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011)

    The race itself (9 p.m.) is only about a minute long, but this event is all about the pre-party. Go a hour or two early to catch 100+ drag queens (yep, this drag race is men-only) mingle and/or strut. Costume creativity abounds, from hot pink Britney wigs to patriotic bikinis and Baltimore-style beehives.

    And ladies, remember next time you're trudging to the Metro in an uncomfortable pair of shoes: At least you don't have to run in them.


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