Hash House Harriers – Running and Socialising…
Hash House Harriers (also known in short as HHH or H3) is a social club dedicated to running for fitness and fun followed by beer drinking and socializing. This is an international network which originated in Malaysia in the 1930’s.
HHH groups hold an event known as ‘hash’ or ‘hash run’ once or twice a month. One or more members (‘hares’) lay a live trail of a few km with chalk markings and rest of the members (‘hounds’) chase the trail. The trail may be in the city or in the countryside. Special chalk markings and blobs on the route indicate checks, false trails, short cuts, dead ends, backtracks, turns etc.
At the end of the run, the hashers get together to guzzle beer, converse, sing and have fun in what is called ‘hashbash’ or ‘on-on-on’. Hash House Harriers have some quaint traditions. For instance, each member is given a humorous moniker reflecting some peculiarity of the person. Penalty for short cutting on the route is to get ‘iced’ which is to sit on a block of ice.
Join Hash House Harriers in India’s Metros…
Hash House Harrier clubs are active and thriving in India’s major metros as shown in Resources below. If you are residing in any of these cities, do not hesitate to join them and become a part of a humour, adventure and fun loving crowd.
If your city or town does not have any Hash House Harrier group, why don’t you take the initiative and start one? You can access the web to study and note the practices followed by other Hash House Harrier groups and go ahead accordingly.