Fort Collins Hash House Harriers


Hash House Harriers

Started (regroup): March 2003 

Average Pack Size: 17

Largest Pack: 72 (Hash # 78 2009 Inter-Am Prelube)

Smallest Pack: 5 (Hash #58)

According to Webster:

hash house (slang), n., a cheap restaurant.

harrier, n., 1. any of an English breed of dog used for hunting rabbits.
                    2. A cross-country runner.

So you're interested in hashing. Maybe it's because you've seen strange flour markings on roads and trails in the region (arrows, circles, and the such), or you've noticed a group of people on a Saturday afternoon senselessly running in Fort Collins. Most likely, it's because a hasher's silver tongue convinced you to consider the sport. In any event, welcome to the Fort Collins Hash House Harriers (FCH3).

Variously described as "the lunatic fringe of running" and "the drinking club with a running problem," the Hash House Harriers are a worldwide group with some 350 chapters in the United States, including a dozen in Colorado.

Our premise is simple, one harrier (the hare) lays a trail of flour over a course (s)he chooses. The other harriers (the hounds) try to follow that trail to the end where we enjoy munchies and beer (or soft drinks for those disinclined to imbibe). The typical hash is 3-5 miles over hill and dale, through suburbs, woods, malls, et al. The hash isn't a race - no prizes to the swift. Following the trail is the challenge, camaraderie and beverages are the rewards.

We hash the last Saturday of the month at 2:00 P.M., year round. Call the Hareline Recording, 1-866-RUN-4-Beer or 1-866-786-4233, or check the Receding Hareline for the starting location of the next hash. If you're serious about trying hashing come on out and join the fun!

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