Crowds of locals strapped on their high-heeled shoes before taking off down 17th Street as part of the annual High Heel race in Dupont Circle Tuesday night.
The event – which is said to have originated from two men who decided to race each other from one bar to another while in drag 30 years ago – drew thousands of attendees in its 35th year and kicked off at 7 p.m. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined in on the festivities and walked the race, which hosted wide representation of members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike.
Sidney Lee | Graphics Editor On this week’s episode of What’s New Buff and Blue, senior copy editor Shea Carlberg spoke with a local Santa Clause about spreading holiday cheer. This podcast was hosted and produced by Sarah Sachs. Aulx Studio This article appeared in the December 5, 2022 issue of the Hatchet.