If you are interested in joining a group of runners for a casual non-competitive run, followed by a few drinks and some food, you might want to find the local chapter or “kennel” of the Hash House Harriers near you.
The Hash House Harriers was created in 1938 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by some British military officers and expatriates. Since then, it has grown to almost 2000 chapters around the world, with over 70,000 members.
The idea of a hash run is that a few “hares” run ahead, laying down a course for the pack of “hounds” to follow, using biodegradeable materials like flour, sawdust, toilet paper, or chalk. At the end of the trail, everyone shares a few drinks and sometimes some food.
No matter where you live, there is probably a Hash House Harriers chapter near you. There is even an active chapter in Antarctica!
Have you run with the Hash House Harriers? Tell me about it in the comments.