Hashing 101 – Info for New Hashers
IF YOU LIKE BEER AND RUNNING AND ARE AGE 21 OR OLDER, TRY A NEW AND DIFFERENT
EXPERIENCE WITH A GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE, COME HASHING.
BECAUSE YOU ONLY NEED HALF-A-MIND TO HASH
Hashing started in 1937 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . It is based on the Old English Game, “HARES AND HOUNDS”. Hashers (Harriers and Harriettes) take turns being “HARES” and they decide where to set a trail. The “HARES” lay the trail using dollops of flour and the rest of the group, HOUNDS”, try to follow it. The idea is to keep the group together, so there are False Trails and Loops to slow down the faster runners. You can run a little or a lot, jog slow, or even walk the trail.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Running/Walking about 3 TO 8 Miles through Fields, Streams, Woods and even some Streets;
HASH Trail Part will take about 1 and 1/2 TO 2 Hours.
About 30-40 of us will be there
The Austin Hash is about 40% Female.
WHAT TO BRING:
Wear Old Running Shoes
Some Dry Clothes, Socks and Shoes and Money for the ON ON ON
Some Hashers like to carry and blow whistles (Helps keep the group together)
For first time virgin (i.e., have never hashed before), $5 for your first trail. Your second time is FREE!! Only $5 after that for members. Visiting hashers pay $5.
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
- A Whole New Set of Friends
- BEER! and exercise.
- Being part of a worldwide group of fun loving, active people
- Invitations to great inexpensive weekend parties at various cities throughout the world.
- It is sort of like having relatives in most cities
- Every Sunday near Austin.
- SUMMER: Around 4:00 pm
- WINTER: Around 2:00 pm
- Many other weekly hashes:
- Super Secret South Austin Bubba Hash (South of the River)
- OTR (On The Rag female only Austin wide)
- Full Moon ( Austin wide)
HASHES start at various places around the city.
Check the Austin H3 website at http://austinh3.org for start locations and other information.
|WHEN YOU HEAR||IT MEANS|
|ON ON!!||I’m on trail (or Flour)|
|ARE YOU??||I’m lost, are you on trail?|
|LOOKING/CHECKING||I’m looking for trail (Flour dollops)|
|ON CALL||Some marks but not trail yet|
|CHECK||True trail goes in any direction|
|BACK CHECK||The true trail branched off behind you|
|BLOW JOB||Trail goes nowhere. go back to the last check|
|TURTLE CHECK||Wait. Last hasher must show up|
|BEER/WATER CHECK||Midway point to drink some beer, soda or water|
|ON IN||You are at the end|
|CIRCLE UP||Form a circle. Traditional event follows|
|DOWN DOWN||Chug down a Beer/Soda/Water|
|ON ON ON||After hash bar or restaurant nearby|