Welcome to the First Urbana-Champaign Hash House Harriers (FUCH3) - the drinking club with a running problem!
This group is a PUBLIC copy of our old private Meetup group of the same name (minus the "First"). Making the group public allows us to more easily share our events on other platforms. We are phasing out the private group entirely, so be sure to join this one.
The Hash House Harriers is a group formed back in the 30’s, which has since spread like herpes to nearly every major city and is now known worldwide as the drinking club with a running problem. HHH is to Hare and Hounds as Cards Against Humanity is to Apples To Apples. If the thought of an activity that combines drinking, exercise, and dirty humor gets you all hot and bothered, this is the group for you.
*A quick note to Meetup peeps: Our Meetup members don't seem to like to RSVP very often. So there might only be 3 RSVPs on the event page, but rest assured, another dozen or so will show up from our Facebook page. You need to have hashed with us before to join the FB group.
*What we do: A group of runners embark on a trail (generally 3-5 miles) chasing the Hares who have run ahead and laid the trail. It is marked by various chalk or flour symbols - some guide you, some throw you off, and some are just there for fun (e.g. swap an item of clothing with another hasher to proceed). Hashers use teamwork to find the True Trail and ultimately, the beer at the end of the trail. There are also Beer Checks dispersed along the way where everybody regroups entirely for a short break with liquid refreshments (usually beer, hard cider, and water). The Hash ends with a final gathering, which includes drinking and shaming each other with hilariously awful/disgusting hash songs. The trails are designed to keep everybody pretty close together (the frontrunners will end up running a bunch of false trails and marking the right way for slower runners/walkers). So don't worry about not being able to keep up.
*When we do it: We hash on most Saturdays at 4:00pm (summer) or 2:00pm (winter), as well as the Thursday night closest to the full moon at 7:00pm (the following Saturday is skipped). The days/times are generally posted as Facebook and Meetup events at the start of each month.
*Who we are: A very fun group of men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Some run the trails, some walk. We span the spectrum from walkers to ultramarathoners and everything in between. All 21+ are welcome. We are tolerant of everyone, and do not allow harassment, racism, sexism, ageism, or any form of discrimination. However, a bit of playful hazing can be expected.
*What you should know before coming to a Hash: Hashers have a vulgar sense of humor, and we wear it on our sleeves during hashes. Expect to experience R-rated drinking songs, rude gestures, dirty language, lots of innuendo, and even nudity, all in the name of fun and laughter. If you're easily offended, this group probably isn’t for you. If you love Cards Against Humanity, for example, you'll fit right in.