The Hash House Harriers (H3) is a “drinking club with a running problem” — or, more specifically, an international group of noncompetitive running clubs that enjoy socialization and drinking before, during and after their runs.
A hash is modeled after an old-fashioned British paper chase. One hasher, designated as a “hare,” marks out a trail using chalk or flour, usually setting false trails and obstacles along the way. Fellow hashers, known as the “pack,” follow the hare’s trail, which traditionally leads to beer.
There are many variations on this theme, from urban hashes that are essentially running (or stumbling) pub crawls, to rural hashes that more closely resemble orienteering. Some hashes are “family friendly,” while others are thinly disguised excuses for drunken orgies. Charleston Happy Heretics is a middle of the road Kennel. We hash downtown, we hash in the marsh, we hash wherever the hare lays trail.
If you can walk, stumble, crawl or otherwise perambulate in some fashion, you’re qualified to be a hasher. In fact, even if you can’t do any of those things, we’ll find a use for you.