Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80
The High Heel Race website says:
The High Heel Race is one of Washington, DC most unique events with a rich history of “Crossing The Line Since 1986”. On the Tuesday before Halloween, thousands of spectators pack the Dupont Circle Neighborhood to watch hundreds of costumed drag queens show off their extravagant outfits and race down Historic 17th Street, NW.
Location: 17th Street, between P and S Streets NW near Dupont Circle
Race Time: Begins at 9 p.m. Participants and spectators gather as early as 6 p.m.
MPD shares road closures for the event:
The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to inform the public and members of the media about street closures that will be in affect in conjunction with the 26th Annual High Heel Race scheduled for Thursday November 1, 2012. The following streets will be closed beginning at 6:30 pm and are expected to reopen by 11:00 pm:
17th Street, NW – from P Street to S Street, NW
Q Street, NW – from 16th Street to 18th Street, NW
R Street, NW – from 16th Street to 18th Street, NW
Corcoran Street, NW – from 16th to 18th Street, NW
Church Street, NW – from 16th Street to 18th Street, NW
Riggs Street, NW – from 16th Street to 17th Street, NW