We follow a course, but not like a Park Run, beer mile, or orienteering course. Hash House Harriers follow the centuries old hare & hound model. In practice a hare will set a trail with false trails, checkpoints, loops, and short cut opportunities.
Thus the fittest of athletes run all of the false trails (sorry wrong way, turn around & go back), wonder around looking for trail at a check, going the long way around loops, and of course never recognising a shortcut. While middle runners will have opportunities, and slower runners even more opportunities to shorten their distance and ideally finish around the same time - one & all.
The common pursuit of running for the pleasure of post run socialising - usually a couple of beers (or other drinks of choice) and the company of others who have also exercised to their capability for the same amount of time, over approximately the same course.
Of course. Hash House Harriers are a global and Melbourne has many Hash groups.
To run with some Melbourne hash house harriers you have to traipse to outer suburbs. Not us we are always less than 10 km from the city centre and always public transport friendly.
Melbourne City Hash House Harriers is for all locals & visitors, breaking down those old east-west / north-south divides. Our 7pm start time allowing time from work to Hash.
Our values - are the trail and a great running and socialising experience. We try to keep it really simple. Harrier means cross-country runner.
Other hashes include: Melbourne Hash House Harriers; Prohibition Hash House Harriers; Lakeside Hash House Harriers; L3 Hash House Harriers; Western Suburbs Hash House Harriers; Doncaster & Eltham Hash House Harriers; and Melbourne Ladies Hash House Harriers. Often though these hashes can be more than 10 km from Melbourne CBD.
Here's the great thing about our Hash runs. You will see nooks and crannies that most locals never get to see, as the hare spells magic of a new trail.
Visitors will love hashing and you are most welcome.
Check out the "How is it not a race?" section above. You will get to run with others of your own speed and also get to see some faster & slower runners as the trail twists & turns. The variable distance means you will get something different out of every Hash run.
Park Runners will love hashing and you are most welcome.
For beer milers, the concept of mixing running and socialising is standard stuff. Our trails are variable, and of unknown distance, leaving trust in the hare to navigate you around and back to the beers. Not like your out & back trails, not like a beer mile - but we could be tempted to learn a thing or two.
Beer Milers will love hashing and you are most welcome.
A great way to meet people, with a fun run followed by casual socialising with your new friends. Seeing parts of Melbourne that many locals will never see.
A really welcoming activity & environment.
You can see where we have been and where we will be - right here Google Map.
7pm, the 1st & 3rd Thurs of every month.