The 25th strutting of the Dupont High Heel Race means 17th Street NW and the adjoining roads will be no-go zones for vehicles Tuesday evening.
Thousands are people are expected to flock to the scene of the annual event, where men in costumes jog, strut and flat out run the best they can while teetering on inches of heels.
The best best is to avoid the area, or park your car — or bike or other mode of transport — and join the crowds (there’s a Capital Bikeshare station at 17th and Corcoran). If you feel the urge to race, registration begins at 6 p.m. at Cobalt, 1639 R Street NW. Be warned, though: There’s a 2-inch minimum for anyone who wants to be eligible to win the race.