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!)

Our next run: CH3 #2300

Chicago Hash House Harriers Run # 2300

Sunday, April 18, 2021 – 2:00 PM

Venue: A-to-B from Buena Circle Park – 1049 W. Buena Ave.
Hares: Dr. Cockvorkian, Gay Dancer & Hooch Before Cooch
Hash Cash: $0, BYOB
Event: Our 2300th Run
From the hares: Your bag will be magically transported from A to B.

Memorial Day 2021!

Friday, May 28 – Monday, May 31


Celebrate Memorial Day, the beginning of summer and that handy vaccination you’ve (hopefully) had with your hash family! Snatchsquatch and his co-hare will be providing you with a shitty trail that we can guarantee will have some shiggy. Beer, food, circle and good times will follow.
As we are still in a pandemic, city guidelines will be followed. Food will be provided but we will not be doing our usual potluck. Please bring a vessel for your use only. Current guidelines mean we will be capping this off at 45 people for now. Paid rego is a requirement to participate and we will not allow for walkups.
Masks are required when not eating, drinking or running. Do not show up if you are not feeling well, we are happy to provide a refund if it means no one gets sick.
The RA is responsible for any shitty weather conditions.

Here is what we have planned:

Saturday, May 29th – Prelube Run #2306

Hare: Soul Taco
Location: Humboldt Park – Details to follow
Hash Cash: Included in your weekend rego. $? for walk-ups.
Time: 2pm meet, 2:30 on-out

A nice little run to carry you over from the Friday TBD to the main event on Sunday. The hare will likely omit the “nice” and “little” part, but you’ll enjoy some beer to make up for it.

Sunday, May 30th – Memorial Day Run #2307

Hares: Snatchsquatch & One Fuck Chuck
Location: Edgebrook Woods Forest Preserve (6129 N Central Av) Map
Hash Cash: Included in your weekend rego.  No walk-ups!
Time: Noon meet, 12:30 on-out

The main event! The RA will guarantee favorable skies! We’ll meet at our rented pavilion in Edgebrook Woods. Work up your thirst by running a shitty trail hared by these two wankers. Beer, food, and perhaps games will accompany this disaster.

Monday, May 31th Noon – Hangover Run #2308

Hare: Pony Pounder
Location: TBD
Hash Cash: Included in your weekend rego. $? for walk-ups.
Time: noon meet, 12:30 on-out

There will be a trail of some variety, followed by an entertaining circle.

Four days is not enough. I need MORE HASHING!

If you have a couple of extra days to spend in Chicago, you can run with these esteemed clubs:

  • Whiskey Wednesday HHH on Wednesday night 5/26 at 7:00 PM. Details to follow.
  • Chicago Thirstday HHH on Thursday night 5/27 at 7:00 PM. This run is tentative as TH3 is no longer running on a weekly basis. Details to follow.
  • Chicago Full Moon HHH on Friday night 5/28 at 7:00 PM. Details to follow.
  • Chicago 4×2 HHH on Tuesday night 6/1 at 6:30 PM. Details to follow.

Check their websites or Facebook group pages for info.

What does it cost and how do I register?

Registration is simple:

  1. Go fill out the ONLINE REGISTRATION (link at top of page).
  2. Go to PayPal and send money to the email address you were given upon completion of the registration form. Cost is $20 for Sunday only or $25 for 3 days (Sat-Mon).

Where can I stay?

If you need crash space, please contact da GM and we’ll make sure that you have a place to crash.

CH3 #2299

Chicago Hash House Harriers Run # 2299

Sunday, April 11, 2021 – 2:00 PM

Venue: A-to-B run from Arigo (Victor) Park – 801 S. Loomis St. – Meet near the (removed) Columbus Statue.
Hares: False Advertising & Just Davinia
Hash Cash: $0, BYOB
Event: Just Davinia’s Virgin Hareship
From the hares: Your bag will be magically transported from A to B

CH3 #2298

Chicago Hash House Harriers Run # 2298

Saturday, April 3, 2021 – 2:00 PM  <===< YES, SATURDAY

Venue: Welles Park – Follow arrows from Western Ave. & Montrose Ave. to the starting point.
Hare: Lifa
Hash Cash: $0, BYOB
Event: Pre-Easter