Hashing FAQ’s

What is the HASH HOUSE HARRIERS rule #1?  THERE ARE NO RULES!

But there are customs.

“Borrowed” a lot of this from San Diego H3 (hey!).

Q: How long are the runs?
A: Generally 3 to 6 miles. Some hares get excited and lay trails that are longer, but we usually kill them afterwards. Often, there will be a “turkey – eagle” split. The turkey trail will be shorter, the eagle will be longer!

A hash somewhere in Lima, Peru.
A hash somewhere in Lima, Peru.

Q: Where do we run?
A: Any place where the chances of being arrested are less than 50%. The hares will lay a trail that can go on streets, cross-country, through parks, shopping centers, tunnels, rivers, or bars. A good trail is interesting, challenging, and fun!

Q: How do I find out where the run starts?
A: Either join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/718686871498119/) or email us at pohoh3@gmail.com and we will add you to our list

Q: What if I’m a slow runner?
A: Join the club! Although we have some fast runners in the Hash, they rarely get a date. The Hash is not a timed event and you are welcome to run, jog, or walk. The trails are designed to reward those who run smart, not fast.

Q: How do I get back to my car after the run?
A: Often, your car is an easy crawl from the end of the trail or the trial ends at the start. If not, the hares will offer rides back to the start on an ongoing basis. Listen for the yell “Rides to the Start!”

Q: How long are the runs?
A: Generally 3 to 6 miles. Some hares get excited and lay trails that are longer, but we usually kill them afterwards. Often, there will be a “turkey – eagle” split. The turkey trail will be shorter, the eagle will be longer!

Q: Where do we run?
A: Any place where the chances of being arrested are less than 50%. The hares will lay a trail that can go on streets, cross-country, through parks, shopping centers, tunnels, rivers, or bars. A good trail is interesting, challenging, and fun!

I don't know who these people are.
I don’t know who these people are.

Q: What happens after the run?
A: That depends on the Hash group. POHO H3 will offer beer, cider and water and “orange food” as part of your $5 fee.

Q: Do I have to drink beer?
A: Beer (and cider for us gluten free folks) is an essential life force for many Hashers. However, nobody is forced to drink beer. There is always water available and you can always bring whatever else you want. You may have to chug a beverage during down-downs, but that beverage choice is up to you.

Q: What do I need to bring along?
A: A demented sense of humor and a desire to have fun.

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