Secession Hash House Harriers Pages

What is the hash, you ask? The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated HHH, H3, or referred to simply as Hashing) is an international group of non-competitive running, social and drinking clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a Hash or Hash Run, with participants calling themselves Hashers. There are more than 1,700 kennels spanning all seven continents. Most major cities are home to at least one chapter. Kennels typically contain 20-100 members, usually mixed-sex and some metropolitan area Hashes can draw more than 1,000 hashers to an event. Hashing does NOT refer to any illegal substance. Hey, if you want to experiment with illegal substances, well, that's up to you. Just don't assume that we might care to join you or to even hear about it. If, on the other hand, you are an adult who enjoys drinking beer, running and/or walking with a group, and participating in fun and ribaldry, then you are in the right place! You can find more about us on our website - http://www.secessionh... or on Facebook - http://www.facebook.c...

The basics of hashing - Each run begins with 1-3 "hares" who, using chalk, flour or toilet paper, lay a trail for other members (called "hounds") to follow. Markings can often be tricky, leading the hounds down several "bad trails" before finding "true trail". Along the way, there is at least one beer stop, which is usually well stocked with water and other non-alcoholic beverages as well. At the end of trail, hashers gather into a circle, sing some songs and drink the rest of the beer. Hashers are called into the middle of the circle for various reasons and are instructed to consume the rest of their beverage (aka a "down down") while the other hashers sing them a song. After this, we gather at a local establishment for more beverages and dinner. Once a hasher has completed 5 trails, they are given a "hash name" by the other hashers and will forever be known by that name. Most hash names are exaggerations of some rumor (true or false) and at least mildly offensive.

The Secession H3 was founded in Columbia, SC in August 2009. We generally run every other Saturday around 3:00, although our schedule does vary some. Trail location and length is determined by the hare, but they are typically 2-4 miles with 1-2 beer stops along the way. We are a totally noncompetitive group and the skill level among our members varies from marathon runners to walkers. I can't emphasize this enough - you do NOT have to be a serious runner to be a hasher. We are much more focused on the beer and camaraderie than the running part. Come out to one hash and you'll see what I mean. And don't expect a boring run around the block. It's not unusual for us to meander through the woods, wade through the river or end up knee-deep in shiggy. We do a lot of themed hashes, pub crawls and social events too so there's always something fun coming up!

$6 covers trail and drinks. Start times and locations will be announced here, so check back often!

Needless to say, hashers must be at least 21 to consume alcohol. The Secession Hash House Harriers remind you to please hash responsibly. We recommend carpooling with a non-drinking hasher or making some other arrangements if you have too much fun.


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

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About Secession Hash House Harriers June 16, 2014 3:55 PM anonymous

West Columbia, SC

Founded May 9, 2010

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