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Surulere Hash House Harriers

Who Are We?
The Surulere Hash House Harriers (SH3) is a drinking club with a running problem and is the world's largest disorganization. The first club was founded in 1938 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since then the hash has expanded worldwide. At present, there are almost two thousand chapters in all parts of the world.

"A Drinking Club With a Running Problem," indicates that the social element of an event is as important, if not more so, than any athleticism involved. Beer remains an integral part of a hash…. though the balance between running and drinking differs between chapters, with some groups placing more focus on socializing and others on running.

The Run
At a hash, one or more members ("hares") lay a trail, which is then followed by the remainder of the group (the "pack" or "hounds"). Sawdust, flour, chalk, and shredded paper are used to mark the trail. The trail periodically ends at a "check" and the pack must find where it begins again; often the trail includes false trails, short cuts, dead ends, back checks, and splits. These features are designed to keep the pack together despite differences in fitness level or running speed, as front-runners are forced to slow down to find the "true" trail, allowing stragglers to catch up.

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

The Rules On The Hash:
There are no rules, only tradition. Hashers should be respectful of traditions.

Important Notice:
We are a mixed hash with mostly adults, although children are not excluded, special 'horrors' runs are set. However, please note that some of the language and songs are not suitable for children.

Generally, hash events are open to the public and require no reservation or membership, but most require a small fee, referred to as "hashcash", to cover the costs incurred, such as food or drink.

The end of a trail is an opportunity to socialise, have a drink and observe hash traditions When the hash officially ends, many members may continue socialising at an "on-after", "on-down","on-on-on", "apres", or "hash bash", an event held at a nearby house, pub, or restaurant.

For More Information:
Contact: Bodyguard HM -SurulereH3

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