Hashing . . . it’s a mixture of athleticism and sociability, hedonism and hard work, a refreshing escape from the nine-to-five dweebs you’re stuck with five days a week. Hashing is an exhilaratingly fun combination of running, orienteering, and partying, where bands of harriers and harriettes chase hares on 1-3 mile long trails through town, country, and desert, all in search of exercise, camaraderie, and good times.
A typical Alamo City Humpin’ Hash is a loosely-organized group of 10-30 men and women who meet weekly to chase the hare. We follow chalk or flour, and the trails are never boring . . . we run streets and back alleyways, but we also ford streams, climb fences, explore storm drains, and scale cliffs. And although some of today’s health-conscious hashers may shun cold beer in favor of water or diet sodas, trail’s end is still a celebration and a party.
We abide by the goals set forth by our Hash founders:
* To encourage physical fitness amongst our members * To get rid of weekend hangovers * To acquire a good thirst and to satisfy it with beer * To persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel