Is this your very 1st time running Paris Hash? Check this out..
The Paris Hash House Harriers run every Saturday fortnight come rain, shine or snow in the forests and hills around Paris.
What Should I Bring?
- 5euros/run (hash cash)
- Bring clothes and running shoes suitable for running or walking across a variety of terrain.
How Does It Work?
You can find the hash runs schedule on the “Upcoming runs” page. Details of each run (transport, meeting point..) will be posted on the main page at least 5days before it occurs. Runs will start at 2pm. Runs average 2 hours in length. (5~10kms depends on hares.)
The hares will lay the trail with blobs of white flour or chalk. A blob of flour will be laid every 20-30m or so- sometimes more often if the terrain is confusing, sometimes less often if there is only one clear path to follow.
During the course of the run you will, at some point, come to a ‘CHECK’. This is a large white circle with a cross inside it. This means that the next flour mark could be anywhere within a 100m radius. Hashers must search high and low to find the next flour mark. Sometimes this can be relatively simple. Sometimes it can be quite the opposite and lead to the whole pack bunched up together and confused! When looking for the flour mark you may hear the shout, “ARE YOU?”. If you are looking for flour you can reply, “CHECKING.”
If you find the flour or are on trail when you hear, “ARE YOU?’ you will need to shout at the top of your lungs, “ON ON.”
What are Circles and Down-Downs?
After the run has finished, the Circle + Down-Downs begin. Everyone will gather around and various people will be called up to drink Beer. You may be called up to drink for being a first-time runner, a visiting runner, or for no reason at all. Down-Downs can be raucous affairs, be warned! After the Circle Paris MisManagement provides some snacks, various +wine +cheese +sausage +bread…, ENJOY!
[About Hash] The drinking club with a running problem???
Want to learn more about the Hash? go to the world HHH :
Hash House Harriers
Welcome to Paris Hash House Harriers!
If you haven’t run the hash before or you are a visiting hasher coming through Paris the site should answer all your questions. If not, “leave a reply” at the bottom of this page and do just that! We’ll be glad to help you get all the info you need. So strap on your shoes and get ready for some fresh air, great trails, and a hangover if you try hard enough…. ON ON!