WELCOME TO THE HUNAN HASH HOUSE HARRIERS  

(or, to put it a slightly better way, the "Hunan H3" team)!
Everyone is welcome to take part in our beer-orientated outdoor exploits... find out more below. It's all good fun!

Check out the hunan hash website for details of the next exciting, hash-delic fun run and circle drink up session!


                            ......Newcomers welcome!

 Images from Hunan Hash House Harrier Runs!

What is "HASHING"?

Hashing originated in December 1938 in Selayang Quarry, Selangor, then in the Federated Malay States (now Malaysia), when a group of British colonial officers and expatriates began meeting on Monday evenings to run, in a fashion patterned after the traditional British paper chase or "hare and hounds", to rid themselves of the excesses of the previous weekend. These officers created the term "Hash House Harriers" after the Selangor Club Annex, where several of the original hashers happened to live and dined, known as the "Hash House". Now, it has become a worldwide running club with a heavy drinking emphasis (so, in fact, most members prefer to stroll around the course, laid down by someone acting as the "Hare" for the trail). Everyone then meets up, after many course drinks, for a final drinking challenge at a designate 'Hash House'.

Read more about the history and activities of Hash Houses globally here

What happens on the day?

Fresh air! Turn up at the designated time and place (dressed for the outdoors, with water if it's hot). You may be asked to buy a ticket to cover beer and other minor costs. This will be a minimal amount as the House isn't in it to make money! You may also have a "H3" T Shirt (which should remain unwashed from a previous Hash run). Also, wear old shoes. Those wearing new shoes may have to down a beer in that shoe in the bar later! All part of having a good time.
The "Hare" will lay (or may have already laid) a trail. You will follow trail and try to get to the end first, although most people will walk it as a large group (usually with beer in hand). The trail will show arrows but, beware, many of these arrows will lead you down a wrong path. You can then cross out that arrow and backtrack to the main group. There will be beer stations at a couple of checkpoints on the 'run'. Only the hare knows the route!
When the run is over and everyone has assembled in a central meeting point (possibly the same as the starting point), Hashers will then have another beer, assess the Hare's performances and head to the designated Hash House bar for a jolly old time with forfeits and plenty more cold beers! All in all, a great day out!
Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be fit or a drinker! 'Hunan H3' Hashers come from all walks of life and just want to have a bit of fun and a few drinks. Contact us or keep this page bookmarked for future runs and H3 news!

"A DRINKING CLUB WITH A RUNNING PROBLEM"

But on a serious note...
Participating in hashing and hashing events is a potentially hazardous activity that could result in injury or death. You are participating in this event at your own risk and you assume all risk and responsibility for injuries you may incur as a direct or indirect result of your participating in this event.