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 Smartly! Hash Safely! Hash Soonly!

So, we are going to re-re-open hashing at CH3 on February 28th, maybe with some fanfare?

Exciting News! We will be starting up trails again!
To make it easy on the hare-raiser, and to hopefully wait out this shit weather, our first trail back will be February 28th. If you are interested in haring, please shoot Gay Dancer (Peter Waters) a message.
We will be continuing to follow Chicago guidelines and be erring on the side of caution. Circles will be short and sweet, masks are required, and BYOB.
See you soon,


So, we re-shutdown hashing at CH3 on November 16th. We might reopen again someday.

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,

Your faithful webmaster

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

CH3 #2294

Chicago Hash House Harriers Run # 2294

Sunday, March 7, 2021 – 2:00 PM

Venue: A-to-B trail starting from the north entrance of St. Boniface Cemetery – Approximately 4901 N. Clark St.
Hare: Complimentary Nuts & I’m Fucking Nuts
Hash Cash: $0, BYOB
From the Hares: Your bag will be magically transported from A to B.

Announcing Anthrax: COVID Edition (Dec 19, 2020)

Haha! Just kidding. It’s cancelled.

Notice from the GM:

Anthrax refunds. Two options here that I will let you decide from. Option A: We can refund everyone, which will be on our schedule and may not be done for a while or, option B: if you all are interested, your rego and money can be a down payment for a guaranteed cheaper early rego for the next Anthrax. If you would still need your refund you would need to contact ME with proof of payment. I would like to minimize the amount of time my hash cash has to sort through this.

CH3 #2292

Chicago Hash House Harriers Run # 2292

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 2 PM

Venue: Pulaski Park – 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Meet at the courtyard south of the large fieldhouse
Hare: Hooch Before Cooch
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.