We are a drinking group with a running/jogging/walking/ and sometimes even skipping problem! We meet every Saturday in Kansas City and every full moon in Leavenworth. Be ready to have some fun, drink some beers, get some exercise and sing some dirty songs.

The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to HHH, H3, or referred to simply as hashing) is an international group of non-competitive running, social clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a hash or hash run, with participants calling themselves hashers or hares and hounds.

Hashing originated in December 1938 in Kuala Lumpur, then in the Federated Malay States (now Malaysia), when a group of British colonial officers and expatriates began meeting on Monday evenings to run, in a fashion patterned after the traditional British paper chase or "hare and hounds", to rid themselves of the excesses of the previous weekend. [1] The original members included, Albert Stephen (A.S.) Ignatius "G" Gispert, Cecil Lee, Frederick "Horse" Thomson, Ronald "Torch" Bennett and John Woodrow. A. S. Gispert suggested the name "Hash House Harriers" after the Selangor Club Annex, where several of the original hashers happened to live, known as the "Hash House" where they also dined.

After the end of World War II in an attempt to organize the city of Kuala Lumpur, they were informed by the Registrar of Societies that as a "group," they would require a constitution. Apart from the excitement of chasing the hare and finding the trail, harriers reaching the end of the trail would partake of beer, ginger beer and cigarettes.

The objectives of the Hash House Harriers as recorded on the club registration card dated 1950:

To promote physical fitness among our members
To get rid of weekend hangovers
To acquire a good thirst and to satisfy it in beer
To persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel

Hashing died out during World War II shortly after the Invasion of Malaya, but was restarted in 1946 after the war by several of the original group, minus A. S. Gispert, who was killed on 11 February 1942 in the Japanese invasion of Singapore, an event commemorated by many chapters by an annual Gispert Memorial Run.

The second hash group to form was by Gus Mackey on the Italian Riviera, named the Bordighera H3. In 1962, Ian Cumming founded the third chapter in Singapore. The idea eventually spread through the Far East and the South Pacific, Europe, North America, and rapidly expanding during the mid-1970s.

At present, there are almost two thousand chapters in all parts of the world, with members distributing newsletters, directories, and magazines and organizing regional and world Hashing events. As of 2003, there are even two organized chapters operating in Antarctica.

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Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 2:30 PM

    KCH3 #1161 Smell the Odor Trail

    3 Harriers and Harriettes

    It's Saturday and Saturday is a Hashing day! Can you smell what the Odor is cooking? A 4.5-mile journey through the dirt trails of Wyandotte County Lake Park! Expect a... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 6:30 PM

    2MH3 Trail #87

    2 Harriers and Harriettes

    87th running of the Two Moon Hash House Harriers Start: 1120 SprucePlease park in the thrift shop parking lot off of spruce.Time: 6:30 pee em hares away 7:00 pee em.Cost... Learn more
  • April 17 · 6:30 PM

    2MH3 Trail #86

    2 Harriers and Harriettes

    the 86th running of the Two Moon Hash House Harriers! somewhere in Leavenworth. Details to cum
  • April 11 · 2:30 PM

    KCH3 #1158 2nd Anal RDR

    4 Harriers and Harriettes | 5.00

    2nd Anal KCH3 RDR: We are doing the Red Dress to benefit Wounded Wear again. Lick Van Winkle, Pretty Woman and Tickle Me Prostate have volunteered to hare this... Learn more
  • April 10 · 6:30 PM

    2MH3 Renegade Trail

    3 Harriers and Harriettes

    Not an official Two Moon trail, but full of Two Moon regulars. Where: Abeles FieldTime: 6:30 pee em Hares Away 7 pee emCost: $6Shiggy Scale: 70's BushCockasian is... Learn more
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