Welcome to the Hash House Harriers, a world wide network of drinking clubs with a running problem.
If you’ve never hashed, then prepare to be entertained like never before. Hashers follow a trail marked by a hare using flour, chalk, toilet paper, or other methods. The hare has hidden beer somewhere on the trail and the pack must find it. Some hashers run, some walk, not all of them drink, and that’s ok. No one will force you to do anything you don’t want to do. All are welcomed. Along the way, you’ll have to solve the puzzle per se, to find the beer. The trails usually are about 3 to 5 miles. At the end of the run, we circle to let the hare know what we thought of the trail and sign songs together.The best way to experience your first hash is to just show up and say hello. You will quickly learn that you won’t meet a friendlier group of people than hashers. Maybe it’s the beer? Maybe it’s the endorphins?
Check out the Events page for our schedule. Wear clothes you are comfortable with running or walking. If you’re a visiting hasher then you’re in luck! SoFloHHH encompasses these seven South Florida Kennels.
The seven kennels are:
What is Hashing?
You have just stumbled upon an international phenomenon, where a group of people, “Hashers”, follow a cryptic trail that has been marked by the “Hare”. This trail leads to beer, water, snacks and a lot of camaraderie. Some people run, some people walk, but they all follow these marks along streets, trails and off the beaten path until they find a beer stop. Now, there is water there too and snacks, but we’re really known as a Drinking Club with a Running Problem.
Awesome! How do I start?
You may already be a hasher! Consult the Events page for convenient times to join us and find out! (Those with open minds and over 21 fit best…)
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions to know what to bring and what to expect!
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. The original members included Albert Stephen (A.S.) Ignatius “G” Gispert, Cecil Lee, Frederick “Horse” Thomson, Ronald “Torch” Bennett and John Woodrow. A. S. Gispert suggested the name “Hash House Harriers” after the Selangor Club Annex, where several of the original hashers happened to live and dined, known as the “Hash House”. For more information click the wikipedia link below.
The objectives of the Hash House Harriers as recorded on the club registration card dated 1950:To promote physical fitness among our members
- To get rid of weekend hangovers
- To acquire a good thirst and to satisfy it in beer
- To persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel