Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cincinnati Drag Races

A mainstay of Cincinnati's Pride calendar returns -- the Cincinnati Drag Races! After the raucous success of last year's event, held in conjunction with the popular and ever growing Second Sunday on Main festival, the two parties teamed up and will be hosting this year's races on Main Street on July 12th from 2pm-5pm.

Thanks to Nigel from Below Zero, here's a bit about this year:

Second Sunday is Open 12 – 5 p.m. in historic Over-the-Rhine on Main Street between 13th and Liberty. The event is free and open to the public.

“Drag your Dog OUT” please drag you dog out in fun attire

Drag Races 3 – 5 PM Between 14th street and Orchard Street
Open registration for last minute teams opens at 2 PM
Festivities will start at 3 PM

This year we are planning a few different categories: Non Prophet Races, Arts Community Races, and Bars and Restaurants Races

Objective of Race: From the start line the first member from a team of 4 gets dressed in Dress, Wig, Handbag and Heels must be 2 inches high. Then runs one block to the exchange line, where they pass off the same items to the next team member who in return runs back down the course. The race is complete once all four team members have completed course.
Judges and special guests will include Penny Tration, Truly Scrumptious, Quasi, and Just Joan. Event-goers are invited to continue the revelry by heading over to On Broadway (817 Broadway) for a cookout, or to Below Zero Lounge (1122 Walnut Street) or Shooters (927 Race Street) for after party adult beverages.

Below Zero will also be hosting the races' "Pit Stop," starting at 1pm, where you can get quick service drinks before heading down the street to watch those bitches run.

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