More: D.C. Revelers Compete In 35th Annual 17th Street High Heel Race



Crowds gathered in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C., for the 35th annual High Heel Race on Tuesday night. The event takes place on the Tuesday before Halloween each year, and features a costume parade on 17th Street before the quarter-mile sprint in high heels. A video shared by participant Patricia Eguinoy first shows her setting off, then turns to show the other runners, with spectators lining the route. John Kim won the race for the second year in a row. The event, known for celebrating the citys LGBTQ community, began in 1986 when about 25 drag queens ran from JRs Bar and Grill up the street in their heels to the gay-friendly Annies Steakhouse. Since then, the High Heel Race has grown to include hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators.