Do you like to run? Do you like to drink? Then this meet-up is for you. We are the Dallas Hash House Harriers! A Drinking Club with a Running problem. What is Hashing? The Hash House Harriers (HHH or H3) is an international group of non-competitive social running clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a “hash”, hash running or simply hashing, with participants calling themselves “hashers” or “hares” and “hounds”. The “trail”, or route is planned out by a “hare” that volunteers to lay the route. Trail is marked with white flour dollops, chalk, and sometimes toilet paper if going off-road. The hare uses a specific marking system that is explained before the “hounds” runs out. These marks direct the pack in the direction of the trail. Trail often has “checks”. These marks mean the trail splits off in another direction leaving the pack to search for the next mark. By laying checks, the hare gives him/herself time to continue laying the trail without being “snared”, or caught by the pack (live lay situations). It also allows the pack to gather together keeping the slower and fast-running hounds closer together.
SHIGGY METER Level 1: In town trail - city streets, maybe some stairs and city squares. Level 2: Urban, some off-road shouldn't need a dry bag. Level 3: Some ready-made paths & some trail blazing maybe wet. Level 4: Mostly wooded trail blazing, could be fences, walls, homeless camps, garbage dumps, mud, muck, broken glass, snakes, spiders, little furry animals, swamp & water you could wade through!!!!! Level 5: Anything goes: briars, stinky mud that could keep your shoes, plenty of water - some possibly over your head, beware of animals including snakes, possibly alligators, over all one that you should have a trail buddy with you.
History of the Hash: Hashing originated in 1938 in Kuala Lumpur (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 "hare and hounds", to rid themselves of the excesses of the previous weekend. The original members included Albert Stephen (A.S.) Ignatius "G" Gispert, Cecil Lee, Frederick "Horse" Thomson, Ronald "Torch" Bennett, Eric Galvin, H.M. Doig, and John Woodrow. A. S. Gispert suggested the name "Hash House Harriers" after the place where several of the original hashers lived and dined, known as the "Hash House".
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 in Dallas: The Dallas Hash House Harriers began on October 1, 1978. The oldest hash kennel in Texas, the Dallas / Fort Worth hash has expanded and has between 8-10 running kennels.
Dallas Hash House Harriers (Dallas H3), is held every-other Saturday afternoon. 3pm during Daylight Savings Time, 2pm during the colder months. These trails are typically A to B. Ending somewhere unknown to the hounds. A beer stop during trail is provided. Our trail are in the DFW area mostly. Every blue moon up to Denton and as far south as Waxahachie. Trail is typically between 3-6 miles and can range in shaggy from 1-5 depending on who is laying the trail. Circle, also called "Religion," is an important part of hash tradition, and often the most remembered part of the trail. The circle is nothing more than a ceremony to mark trail's end, to socialize a bit, and to award down-downs for achievements and accusations.
Wednesday nights. The pack meets at 6:30pm and runs at 7pm. This kennel is the DUHHH (Dallas Urban Hash House Harriers). DUHHH is entering its 10th year. Trails are typically A to A (where you park your car is where you end the run). Sometimes A to B. (The hare gives rides back to the cars). Trails are 3-5 miles and the majority of these trails are on road and paved paths (Shiggy level 1-2). This trail also includes a beer stop. Trail ends at a bar where we run circle. We typically run trails inside 635 on the north side and South inside to IH 20. On-On!