What we're about
We're the NYC area kennels of the
Hash House Harriers, the original, global "drinking club with a running problem" founded in Malaysia in 1938. Constant updates at hashnyc.com (http://hashnyc.com/). If you have no idea what this is, read this.
This meet-up is intended to help reach out to new members. Don't let the low numbers of people who RSVP on this site fool you: there are generally 15 to 30 hashers at every event. More for special events. Sometimes as many as 150 at things like the Red Dress R*n.
The way a hash (run) generally works is everyone meets at a bar (the pre-lube), then runs around together following arrows, checks, and other mysterious marks, sometimes stopping to enjoy an adult beverage, in an attempt to find a different bar (the on-in). The hare (the person who set the trail) will transport your bag with your nice, clean, non-sweaty clothes from the pre-lube to the on-in. At the on-in, the hare has arranged for a good drink deal and food (often pizza). You pay the hare $20 hash cash in order to enjoy said food and drink and relax with your new friends. Do this enough and you'll get a fun name.
We usually meet multiple times a week, with different days arranged by different 'kennels' favoring different locations or types of runs. Hashes are typically held:
• Sundays @ 3pm in Manhattan (or sometimes further afield in the summer)
• Mondays @ 7pm in Brooklyn
• Wednesdays @ 7pm in Manhattan (usually)
• Fridays once/month @ 7:15pm in Manhattan or Brooklyn
• Saturdays 1-2x/month @ 3pm in Manhattan or Long Island
For more background, check the website (http://hashnyc.com/).