What we're about

Connecticut is experiencing a r*naissance! Whereas the shorelines are teeming with hashers, this obnoxiously long–named kennel is for those of us in the interior. Hares hare where they dare, but our focus will be the northwest of the state and the Greater Hartford area.

Trails may range from forest frolics to swamp slogs to pavement pounders. We aim above all else to ensure our trails reflect our members—weird, memorable, and respectful.

To avoid persistent conflict with our beachfront brethren, we'll usually plan trails for the Friday afternoon or evening after each new moon. Hares are encouraged to switch days or weeks as needed—and to give as much notice as they can.

We have no erected mismanagement. For the time being, each hare is responsible for setting and collecting hash cash. (A portion from each trail will support the Meetup group.)

Feel free to invite in hashers with whom you've r*n trails in CT. On-on!

What is Hashing?

Hash House Harriers (HHH or H3) is an international group of non-competitive running social clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a hash, hash run or simply hashing, with participants calling themselves hashers, or hares (who lay trail) and hounds or the pack (who chase the hare(s)).

Hashing originated in December 1938 in what is 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.

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

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.

Hashing Etiquette

Customs vary from kennel to kennel. We at H69 exhibit the following primal urges, especially of our hares:

• Announce trails a fortnight in advance. Rope in the admins if you need help!
• Consult the Natural Diversity Data Base Maps before haring, and avoid listed species areas.
• Mark trails using temporary / biodegradable materials (railroad chalk, chalk powder–flour mix).
• Carry bags, vessels, and other waste to bins or to end of trail. Hashers are not trashers!

Upcoming events (3)

H69 Trail: Summer Solstice

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Y'all definitely want to be on this over hyped trail. Not because it is good but rather to see how far we have c*m. So expect the usual juxtaposition of flying monkeys, abandoned buildings, and all things tubular. Join us at a location to be determined by the hare. Who is the hare you ask? Indeed! What we do know is that, the shiggy level is always 6.9, length 3.69 smoots, hash cash is $6.9, and a cranium lamp, whistle, and covid mask are required. Hare away at 6PM. Arrive earlier to socialize. Hare (Your Name Here)


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DATE: 2/11

WHY: Because f*ck love and happiness. Let’s drink sh*tty beers and hate Valentine's Day!
HARES: Flick & Hurl
TRAIL: 1.69 miles

Kick off the weekend we all love to hate with H69 for the third of the anti val shitshows. Bring your cranium lamps and prepare to get weird with Flick and Hurl as we put the Anti in Valentine's. There's a trail, there will be beers and bears, and plenty of muggles around to surprise and confuse. Covid mask is required.

H69 Trail: Tuesday Night, Once Only Tutu Trail!

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Take that whatchamacallit outta ya mouth and stop touchin ya thingamajig cuz its time again for the Tuesday Night Hootenanny with H69. Cuz trail every Friday is not enough. This is the most dope hashing in Connecticut, nuff said. Join us at a location to be determined. Who is the hare you ask? Rotator Muff. Indeed! The shiggy level is 6.69, length 3.69, hash cash is $2.22 x 3, and a cranium lamp, whistle, and covid mask are required. Hare away at 6PM. Arrive earlier to socialize. On after is negotiable. There will be shitty beer, hard cider/seltzer.

Past events (39)

H69 Trail 111: Wampanoag's Winter Home

University of Connecticut School of Law

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