Chattanooga’s drinking club with a running problem.
“If you’ve got half a mind to try hashing, that’s all you need!”
What is hashing? Hashing is an international collection of non-competitive running, social and drinking clubs, known as the Hash House Harriers (see the history for more details). At a hash, one or more members (the “hares”) lay a trail by dropping handfuls of flour as they run. A short time later, the remainder of the group (the “pack” or “hounds”) try to find and catch the hare(s) by following the marked trail.
The trail often includes short cuts, false trails and dead ends. These features are designed to keep everyone together regardless of one’s fitness level or running speed – these trail changes force the front-runners to slow and find the “true” trail, while any stragglers or walkers are able to catch up.
When do we hash? We have a full trail (2-7 miles) once a month, plus pick up hashes at Drinking Practice. We’ve also added the Full Moon Dash, which is a monthly 5K-ish trail, on or close to the full moon.
Warning – If you’re easily offended, hashing isn’t for you. Hashers are constantly practicing not taking themselves too seriously and helping each other achieve this by poking irreverent fun at one another. On the other hand, if you’re leading a stressful life and need some help finding your inner child, bring them out to play with the most immature people you’ll find – the hashers. On-on!
Second Warning – Since we are the “Drinking Club with a running problem”, if you’re under 21, then hashing’s not yet for you. Hit us up on the day that you turn 21, or at any point after that. That being said, hashing can be family-friendly, so many trails have hashers bringing their kids. It’s just awkward being a young adult. Sorry.
Want to know more? Drop us a line and get added to our mailing list (choochooh3(at)gmail.com). Check out our scheduled events or come visit with us at Drinking Practice – we hope to see you soon.