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Chicago Hash House Harriers

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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!

Memorial Day 2018!

Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28

ONLINE REGISTRATION
WHO’s CUMMING
 

Kick off the Chicago summer in style with our annual Memorial Day Hash celebration.  Join us for the whole weekend and get access to three trails over the course of the long weekend, or you can rego for just the main event on Sunday. No matter which option you choose, you’ll get trails and circles complete with food and beverages, as well as two summer-themed giveaways, and all the awesome extra shenanigans that go along with hashing in Chicago.

Here is what we have planned:

Friday, May 25th 7:00 PM – Pub Crawl

You’ll have the opportunity to sample some of Chicago’s tasty brews as we move from brewery to brewery to bar to bar.

We start at Ricochet’s (4644 N. Lincoln Ave. Map), which is just steps away from Western Ave. station on the CTA Brown Line. Around 8 pm, we’ll move to Cardinal Wine & Spirits (4905 N. Lincoln Ave. Map). Then it’s on to The Atlantic Bar & Grill (5062 N. Lincoln Ave. Map). If we’re still standing, we’ll cruise up the street to Lincoln Karaoke (5526 N. Lincoln Ave. Map).

If you just can’t wait until 7 pm to get your beer on, pre-lubing the pre-lube will take place at Half Acre Beer Company (4257 N. Lincoln Ave. Map). Use Montrose Station on the Brown Line to get there.

The whole prelube will be a pay-as-you-go event and is not included in your weekend rego.

Saturday, May 26th 2:00 PM – Prelube Run #2159

A nice little run to carry you over from the Friday pub crawl to the main event on Sunday. Our hare Snatchsquatch is bound to omit the “nice” and “little” part, but you’ll enjoy ample beer and food afterwards to make up for it.

Hare: Snatchsquatch
Location: O’Donnell’s – 4500 N. Elston Ave. Map
Hash Cash: Included in weekend rego ($15 for walk-ups)

Sunday, May 27th Noon – Memorial Day Run #2160

The big event! We’ll be meeting up at our rented pavilion in Catherine Chevalier Woods, which is easy to access by public transit.   After checking in and collecting your gimmes, you’ll enjoy a trail through the woods hared by former GM Dr. Cockvorkian, followed by an amazing barbecue managed under the golden spatula of Feather. Rounding out the afternoon will be our CH3 circle, which of course won’t be as good as the circle at your home kennel in Bumfuck West Dakota. Ask us if we care.

To add variety to our luncheon spread, we are asking folks to consider bringing a side dish to share with your fellow hashers. In turn, we’ll give you $5 in cold cash for your efforts.

Hare: Dr. Cockvorkian
Location: Catherine Chevalier Woods, near East River Rd. & Bryn Mawr Ave. Map
Hash Cash: Included in your weekend rego ($60 for walk-ups)

Monday, May 28th Noon – Hangover Run #2161

Have you foofed before? Whether you have or haven’t you’ll enjoy an afternoon on the “foof deck” at It’s Too Soft’s building in Lincoln Park. Yes there will be a trail of some sort, followed by more grilling, drinking, circle and general shenanigans likely involving water.

Hares: It’s Too Soft & Palmolive Those Dicks
Location: 933 W. Wolfram St. Map
Hash Cash: Included in your weekend rego ($15 for walk-ups)

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:

  • Thirstday HHH on Thursday night 5/24 at 7:00 PM.
  • Chicago Full Moon HHH on Tuesday night 5/29 at 7:00 PM.
  • Chicago Whiskey Wednesday HHH on Wednesday night 5/30 at 7:00 PM.

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.
  2. Go to PayPal and send money to the email address you were given upon completion of the registration form.
 

PRICING

 

Weekend Price Main Event Only
Regos 1-25 $50 $40
Regos 26-50 $60 $50
Walk-Up Price $70 $60
Saturday & Monday Walk-Up (each) $15

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.

The 40th Anniversary of Hashing in Chicago

Thursday, June 14 – Tuesday, June 19


ONLINE REGISTRATION
WHO’s CUMMING
 

Still working off your Memorial Day hangover? Well there’s no need to sober up just yet. Presenting the 40th Anniversary of Hashing in Chicago weekend! All of the hash kennels in Chicago will be participating in the celebration. In fact there will be so much celebrating that the weekend has been extended from 2 days to 6 days. Here is the line-up of celebrations:

Thursday June 14th 7:00 PM – Thirstday H3 Run #764

The Thirstday Hash House Harriers emerged on the hashing scene in 2003 and have completed a shit ton of runs since then. Their motto is “The Best Reason to Call in Sick on Friday”, and after this run you’ll know why.

Hare: Horn-E
Location: TBD
Hash Cash: $10

Friday, June 15th 7:00 PM – First Crack of the Moon H3 Run #249

A spin-off of the Chicago Full Moon Hash, FCMH3 runs once a month near the date of the new moon. They have a couple of clever traditions that you will learn once you have broken them.

Hare: TBD
Location: TBD
Hash Cash: $5

Saturday, June 16th Noon – Bushman H3 Run #157 & Chicago H3 Run #2164

You know the song, you know the founder. Now is your chance to experience the Bushman Hash without having to be alone in the woods with a bunch of old dudes.

We have rented a pavilion at a forest preserve known simply as Dam #4 Woods-East.  It’s located way out west on Devon Ave. next to the Des Plaines River. Horn-E will hare the Bushman H3 trail as he has for the previous 156 runs. Sometime later in the day there will be a Chicago H3 trail from the same location. Similar to the CH3 Memorial Day main event, we will be grilling all of your favorite grillable items. Circles will follow each run.

A super duper one-of-a-kind patch will be available. A 40th anniversary t-shirt will also be available for $15.

Hares: Horn-E & others
Location: Dam #4 Woods-East, on the north side of Devon Ave., east of River Rd. Map
Hash Cash: $30 for first 50 people to rego, then $35 for 51+.  $40 for walk-ups

Sunday, June 17th Noon – Ragtime H3 Run #69 (again)

The Ragtime H3 takes brunching to a whole new level, and we don’t mean a higher level. Bring along a bottle of champagne or your favorite brunch food and see what all the fuss is about. Once you’ve filled up on croissants and champagne you’ll discover that there is actually a hash trail to run and you’ll need to find an alley to refund in so you can be FRB.

Hares: TBD
Location: TBD
Hash Cash: 1 bottle of champagne, 1 dish to serve, or $10

Monday, June 18th 7:00 PM – Chicago H3 Run #2165

We are back to our normal Monday night run now. Let’s see how many survived.

Hares: Dr. Cockvorkian & Hooch Before Cooch
Location: TBD
Hash Cash: $10

Tuesday, June 19th 7:00 PM – TBD Run 

This is the actual anniversary date when some guy who had hashed in Hong Kong decided to start up a hash club here in Chicago. That was back in 1978! Stay tuned for details on this one.

Hares: TBD
Location: TBD
Hash Cash: TBD

What does it cost and how do I register?

Registration is simple:

  1. Go fill out the ONLINE REGISTRATION.
  2. Go to PayPal and send money to the email address you were given upon completion of the registration form.

Pricing (Saturday event)

Regos 1-50 $30
Regos 51+ $35
Walk-Up $40

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.