Monday, October 25, 2010

High Heel Dash, or Drag Race - Ogunquit Style...

This past Saturday was the 2nd annual Ogunquit High Heel Dash to benefit the Franny Peabody Center of Ogunquit. The Franny Peabody Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS.
There were several hundred spectators  attending in the normally quiet Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. Ogunquit's own resident comedian, Khris Francis, officiated the "race". There were 14 men and 9 women that ran in 2 inch ( 5 cm) or bigger high heels. The course was the road and  loop around Perkins Cove. The event is also co-sponsored by the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce and part of the OgunquitFest weekend.

Winners were Lance Powers for Best Time, Dennis Dineen with the Highest Heel ( 6.25 inches, 16 cm), and the most Outrageous Costume went to Michael Zamojski. Jimmy Lucibello of the Franny Peabody Center presents awards. The term Drag Race, has a whole new meaning in Ogunquit!


  1. I can't believe I never knew about that! I have to put that in my calendar for next year!

  2. I attended this year's high heel dash - it was great fun! The participants braved cool temperatures and competed admirably in quite an array of shoe gear. I especially liked the gentleman who gave up running in heels and ran in his stocking feet, moving the shoes in his hands in a running motion! All proceeds go to a worthy cause. Debbie P.