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Chicago Hash House Harriers

Welcome to ChicagoHash.com, home of the Chicago Hash House Harriers. Here you will find everything you need to take part in the Chicago chapter of the world’s largest “drinking club with a running problem.” We meet every week of the year to run a 3 to 5 mile trail through the great city of Chicago’s streets, alleys, parks, and forest preserves. Afterwards we conduct an entertaining ceremony known as “the circle” where we enjoy cold beer and some good laughs.

We’re a very social group. Our members come from all walks of life, all age groups (21+) and all abilities of running from slow to fast. Our one and only goal is to have fun!

Look below for details on our upcoming runs or click on the links to the left to discover all kinds of info — past, present and future — about the Chicago Hash.

Welcome and On-On!

Hash Smart! Hash Safely!

So, we reopened hashing at CH3 on June 7th with great fanfare (okay, medium fanfare!)

NOTICE: AS OF 10/25, WE ARE BACK IN FULL SAFETY MODE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. MASKS REQUIRED, NO CIRCLE, NO LOITERING AT THE END OF TRAIL. DRINK A BEER AND LEAVE.

We’ve had some nice trails and have generally figured out how to hash safely during the pandemic. Your typical hash trail now starts and finishes at the hare’s patio, roof deck, alley or other outdoor area with space for social distancing. We have also successfully used city parks for the start/finish.

To avoid the pack being “a pack”, we stagger our start by 30 seconds or so in order to maintain proper distance from others.  We provide hand sanitizer during circle and require masks when near other people, or when entering the hare’s home to use the facilities (assuming the hare allows this — it’s up to the hare).

We want everyone to feel comfortable at our runs. If you have any suggestions for improving the experience, please get with mismanagement and let us know.

Welcome back and On-on,

Lifa
Your faithful webmaster

Our next run: CH3 #2289

Chicago Hash House Harriers Run # 2289

Sunday, October 25, 2020, 2 PM

Venue: Holstein Park – 2200 N. Oakley Ave.
Hare: Double Meter Beater
Hash Cash: Hash cash suspended
Event: Halloween Run – Wear your clever costume
From Mismanagement: We’re tightening shit back up due to new Chicago area restrictions! Play nice. Masks must be worn, no circle, drink a beer and get outta there. Sorry but them’s the new rules.

Please read this prior to arriving. The hare will be the final authority on how many people can attend and hang around afterwards. Please respect the hare’s instructions.
 

CH3 #2290

Chicago Hash House Harriers Run # 2290

Sunday, November 1, 2020, 2 PM

Venue: Peace Garden – 4200 N. Marine Drive
Hare: Pony Pounder
Hash Cash: BYOB

Please read this prior to arriving. The hare will be the final authority on how many people can attend and hang around afterwards. Please respect the hare’s instructions.
 

CH3 #2291

Chicago Hash House Harriers Run # 2291

Sunday, November 8, 2020, 2 PM

Venue: TBD
Hare: TBD
Hash Cash: $5

Please read this prior to arriving. The hare will be the final authority on how many people can attend and hang around afterwards. Please respect the hare’s instructions.
 

CH3 #2292

Chicago Hash House Harriers Run # 2292

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 2 PM

Venue: TBD
Hare: TBD
Hash Cash: $5

Please read this prior to arriving. The hare will be the final authority on how many people can attend and hang around afterwards. Please respect the hare’s instructions.
 

Announcing Anthrax: COVID Edition (Dec 19, 2020)

Obviously this year’s Anthrax is going to be a little different from years past, so here’s what you have to look forward to:
– Cheap rego! $20 for Saturday, $5 for any other day there’s a hash*
– Less people! If you ever felt Anthrax was too crowded this is your year! We will be limiting rego to 40 people (well under the 50 limit).
– Beer! Please do not share your beer.
– Fresh air! Enjoy the beauty of Jonquil Park as we will be keeping the festivities outdoors this year. Please dress appropriately. There will be a Turkey and an Eagle trail offered**. A bathroom will be available.
– Beer!
– Food! We will have food available
– Gimmie’s! For once you may not look crazy running around in a hazmat suit. There will be something else TBD.
– Style! Feel free show off your style by accessorizing with your mandatory mask! Let’s stay hash crud free!
Please, if you are not in Chicago contact a member of mismanagement prior to regoing. We will turn back any Hasher who has flown in and/or come from a state that is on Chicago’s mandatory quarantine list***.
Finally, a reminder that we are trying our very best to provide everybody with something fun to look forward to during this time. Please respect our rules as we are trying to do this as safe as we possibly can. We also recognize we can’t keep that safety at 100% and respect everyone’s decision to participate or not. If you have any personal feelings about any of this, keep it to yourself (unless it’s productive, then message away!). SHOULD Chicago go back to stage 3, we do reserve the right to cancel the event at which point we will figure out refunds while you complain to Horn-e at the Bushman.
Wash Your Hands!
SBD and Mismanagement
*Friday’s prelube by Lifa and It’s Too Soft can be prepaid. Sunday’s Manthrax will be walk up pricing
**Gay Dancer is looking for hares! Contact him if you’re interested!

CH3 #2288

Chicago Hash House Harriers Run # 2288

Sunday, October 18, 2020, 2 PM

Venue: Fulton River Park – 353 N. Des Plaines St.
Hare: Cockholm Syndrome
Hash Cash: $5
From the hare: I could use help with a shag wagon if anyone is planning to drive.

Please read this prior to arriving. The hare will be the final authority on how many people can attend and hang around afterwards. Please respect the hare’s instructions.