5K Fun Run

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Come and celebrate St. Patty’s day with a family fun Hash Run.

There will be a long 5k distance and a short 2k distance for beginner runners. The distance will vary based on how many false trails you incur.

The general idea of a HASH run is: the “hare”  sets a trail (marked by clumps of flour and chalk)  for the “hounds” to follow. The hash run follows an unpredictable cross-country trail laid with simple trail-marks showing the way.  A crafty hare will set “false trails,” trying to foul-up the Front Runners in the group, thus allowing the pack the opportunity to catch up. To make sure that the group stays together, harriers yell “ON-ON” when they see a trail-mark and are heading in the right direction.     The “hounds” follow the trail laid by the “hare” with the ultimate goal of reaching the refreshment at the end.

Hashing has been around since the 1930’s, different hash clubs have different traditions. Drinking, singing,  and other archaic diversions have been known to occur on the hash.  Fasten your seat-belts – you never know where a hash trail will take you.

So come out and explore the community of Birchwood and join us for one of the most fun runs you can imagine.