Chicago is a big fucking city. As such, we have lots and lots of hashes. If you can’t make it to a Chicago Hash House Harriers run, consider joining one of the many other hashes available to you here in Chicago – hashes meet at various times and various locations in and around Chicago, so there’s plenty of options for everybody.
NOTE: Some of the links below are to private Facebook groups, so you may have to request to join in order to find out information about their upcumming hash runs.
Every Thursday Evening
Like Chicago H3, Thirstday H3 is another urban hash in Chicagoland. The group meets every week on Thursday evening at 7PM and is usually easily accessible via public transit to ensure that you can drink enough to call in sick on Friday.
Saturday Afternoons in Winter, Sunday Afternoon in Summer
Second City H3 typically meets every other week on the weekend. Typically their trails are further from the city center, requiring a short drive or train ride to attend, but occasionally they venture into the the city of Chicago.
Evenings Depending on the Cycle of the Moon
There are actually two Moon Hashes in Chicago, the Chicago Full Moon H3 and the First Crack of the Moon H3 – the two alternate every other week and share common traditions so they are included here together for simplicity. Moon Hashes typically take place in the city, but are frequently further from the city center than the areas Chicago H3 and Thirstday H3 occur.
Second Saturday of the Month in the Afternoon
The Big Dogs H3 pride themselves on finding interesting parts of Chicago to hash that are off the beaten path. Expect trails to be notably further from the city center than Chicago H3 or Thirstday H3, often involving trails of greater distance or higher levels of traditional shiggy.
Third Saturday of the Month in the Afternoon
All shiggy, all the time. Bushman H3 prides itself in being Chicago’s traditionalist hash. All of the runs take place in the woods and you can expect to get down and dirty while attending. Bring your high socks.
Various Saturdays in the Late Morning
Ragtime H3 is a brunch hash – hashers are expected to bring their appetites & some champagne. Trails are typically short with no set departure time so that hashers can stagger in with their hangovers from the night before throughout the day.
Last Wednesday Evening of the Month
With no hash cash, Whiskey Wednesday H3 is able to appreciate bars throughout Chicago that are too expensive for Chicago H3 and Thirstday H3 and a chance for hashes to imbibe something other than piss-quality beers.
First Tuesday Evening of the Month
Two bucks gets you a trail guaranteed to be less than four miles, two beers, and a two song circle. 4×2 H4 is quick, painless, and lets you get back to your muggle life easily.
Weekends & Holidays
Covering the great wilderness known as Northwest Indiana, Duneland H3 meet to explore hashing on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and beyond.