Hashing is a non-competitive cross country run through varied terrain. Hashers follow a trail set by "hares". The FRB's or FROP'S get to find the trail; so the BOP's and SCB's don't run nearly as far. Hashing is to competitive running what slo-pitch is to major league baseball. If you enjoy good times and a few (or many, many) cold beers you're hasher material.
Hashing has a colourful history. In 1938, British ex-pats founded the "Mother Hash" in Kuala Lumpur. Today there are thousands of hashes around the world. You will find at least one hash in pretty much every major city on the planet.
If you want to learn more about the Hash House Harriers: ZiPpY, of the Pike's Peak Hash House Harriers, has created a Press Kit and Flying Booger, at www.half-mind.com, has written a primer.
Core mismanagement are:
|Double Queen Hash Mattresses (GM)||Anne-Laure "PMS" Hug, Cheryl "Granny Panties" Lee|
|Joint Master||Gerald "Doris Day" Stehouwer|
|Sexitary||Mike "King Shit" Babulic|
|Religious Advisor||"Lying Sack of Shit""|
The CH3 was founded by Mike "Oombala" Carr and other accountants, mainly from Clarkson Gordon (now Ernst & Young). "Oombala" got his Hash "training" in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Their first run was on May 30, 1983;
starting from The Portuguese Society of Calgary,
Full Moon Mismanagement are:
|Grand Master||Linda "Mucky Dip" MacPhail|
The CFMH was founded by Doug "Dick Tater" Drury (Dreary to CH3), Stuart "On-In" Crichton, Lana "Clutch Bag" Crichton and Peter "Sister Maria" Kabatek. Their first run took place immediately prior to AIH'93 on July 31, 1993 under the full moon. The run started from the parking lot in front of the pub in Richmond Square. The pub isn't there anymore but I think the name was Buffalo Bobs. The hares were the four founders.
It was founded by Don "Lumberjack" Edwards, Don "007" Vandergrift, Marie "Party Pumper" Kellow and Sandra "Right Bun" Reddekopp. Their first run was Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 2:00 pm; in West Bragg Creek, Alberta. The run was hared by the founders.
RMH3 mismanagement are:
: Karmin "Hyena" McKay
: Doug "Dastardly" Long
: Hardly, Skewbic Hare, Dreary... and whoever else is "voluntold" by the RA
COGS Bike Hash had it's first ride on Saturday June 7th, 1997. 28 folks
attendance for the ride, laid by Lakey (later renamed Biker Bitch) and
COGS mismanagement are:
Big Wheel (Grand Master)
: Doug "Dastardly" Long
: (RA rotates)
: DavisSharon "Twisty" Langer and Brent "Tool Time" Marchand
In the Dog Hash, the dogs hold the actual positions (hare, mismanagement), and the human hashers merely offer assistance. The first outing of the Dog Hash was April 21, 2001.
DH Founders were Sputnik (aka Chase) and Houston. The dogs were ably assisted by human slaves: Left Bun, I Like Beige, and Right Bun. (next run)
DH mismanagement are:
Top Dog (Grand Master)
: Ned Kelly (aka Rockey) - assisted by Karen "Moonshine" Kraus
: rotating RA
: Cold Cock (aka Scookum) - assisted by Andrew "Suck Her Prunes"
The CKH was founded by Jan "Bag Lady" Cuthbertson, Ron "Peekaboo"
Goerzen and their son
Joining the Hash House Harriers is easy... just show up at our next run. If you have half a mind to join us... that's all you need.... that and a waiver....
Hashing is an inherently stupid and occasionally dangerous pastime, but some people won't take responsibility for their own decisions. To protect our flabby asses from these selfish jerks the Calgary Hash House Harriers have created a waiver for you to sign. If, after your first run, you want to run with us again, you must sign a waiver. After you've signed your waiver, give it to hash cash. Remember: you can hurt yourself if you want to, and if you hurt yourself it's your own damn fault!
Wear clothing that you will be comfortable running in.
Never, ever, wear new running shoes! You may have to drink beer out of them.
Bring dry clothing to change into after the run. In winter, wet sweaty clothing is very cold. In the summertime we are a cross-country running club. Cross-country running can include forests, rivers, creeks and streams, mud, slues, swamps, sewer pipes and other shiggy.
Thanks to some problem critters (both the 2-legged and the 4 legged kind), we now have the following rules for all Hashers and their dogs:
If these rules are not followed, we will ban dogs from the hash!
Every 50 runs or so, Calgary Hashers down-down up to a half-yard of beer and then receive an award (ie. they chug-a-lug 40 oz of beer and get a cheap trinket). Every hasher wants large amounts of free beer as often as possible; this is why we count runs.
We usually collect $5 from each hasher at every run. Visitors and New Boots don't pay hash cash, but they do pay for beer. They should visit the hash cash table so they can get official credit for the run and sign a waiver Hash Cash uses a convenient form to check off hashers' names as they pay up. The form is used to update a spiffy FileMaker Pro database, which we use to print even more forms
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