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Welcome to the First Urbana-Champaign Hash House Harriers (FUCH3)!

The Hash House Harriers is a group formed back in the 30’s which 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, running, debauchery, and humor gets you all hot and bothered, this is the group for you.

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.

Who we are: A very fun group of men and women of all ages and fitness levels (21 and up, of course). 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, foul and politically incorrect 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.

What's with the weird nicknames? The premise behind the Hash House Harriers was largely to allow military officers to drink and exercise with their subordinates. Using aliases allowed them to do so by giving them "plausible deniability" since they would not know the actual name/rank of their fellow Hashers. Here (and in most non-military locations), Hash Names are just a tradition, a rite of passage, and a means of maintaining some level of anonymity. They are assigned by your fellow Hashers in recognition of an embarrassing story, accomplishment, character flaw, etc. and are rarely "safe for work." Until you are assigned a name, you are known as "Just [your first name]".

What to bring to a Hash: $7 Hash Cash, ID, extra cash or card for food/drinks after, water to carry on trail, a headlamp or flashlight if Hashing within 2 hours of sunset, and most importantly, an open-minded sense of humor and adventure.

Hash Cash? Everyone attending the hash pays Hash Cash to help cover the cost of beer, our various websites, advertising, hash swag, hash supplies, my web blog about embezzling money from social clubs, etc. NOTE: virgins (first timers) and hares hash for free!

Anyway, if this all sounds like a blast to you, come check out the next Hash!


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Disclaimer: The Hash House Harriers is an adult group and full participation is limited to those over 21. If you are sensitive to offensive material of any sort, you might want to reconsider joining our group or continuing on this website. Consuming alcoholic beverages during this group's activities is not required and doing so is entirely your decision. We disapprove of and discourage driving while intoxicated - we use designated drivers. Your ability to run and your health to drink and/or run is your responsibility.

This group has a no affiliation with the University of Illinois.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:00 PM

    FUCH3 #72 - Full Cold Moon Hash

    6 Hashers attending
  • Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:00 PM

    FUCH3 #73 - Return of the Shocker Mom

    3 Hashers attending
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