Secret Mystery Winter Trail Run
5 Mile Eagle Trail Run and 2 mile Turkey Group Run
Sat. Jan. 11, 2020 10:17am
Location: Secret Mystery wooded area North Brunswick/ East Bruns, South B
For those registered, an email will be sent with secret start location.
POTENTIAL EXCITING DANGERS / CHALLENGES
- Get bitten by starving animals – Slip on ice & break bones
- Buried bombs with mustard gas – Cut your leg on sharp branches
- Slip on snow and break arm – Touch 29,000 Volts of Electricity
- Run into tree branches, poke eye out – Angry deer with huge antlers
- Fall into marsh – Exploding gas pipelines
- Giant Sticker bushes – Slide off mud cliffs
- Get hit in head with cement – Bad drivers from New York
- Crawl under barbed wire who don’t speak English Super pissed off hunters angry that the
hashers trespassed on their land and scared away the deer, -Possible nudity by women
$30.00 DAY OF EVENT. Volunteer receive free beer and goodies. Please bring a can food donation for St. Matthews Edison Food Bank
Post Run Party held at secret location to be emailed to pre-registered. A fun time is guaranteed! You must be over 21 years old to participate. No times are recorded. A sense a humor is a must. Prizes & giveaways at the post race social. You don’t even need to run to participate. Register online at runsignup.
See past video of fun at www.njlaws.com/FREEZING_COLD_HASH_RUN.html
Trail set by “hare” The Senator Ken Vercammen (The runner in the red, white & blue flag shorts Captain America)
To help out email to [email protected]
Look for the Hash skull banner at the start. Wear skull or pirate clothes.
Brought to you by the Rumson Hash House Harriers. Free for volunteers. There are no t-shirts or medals so vendors don’t need to bother us.
Prizes provided by Kenneth Vercammen Law Office
For those registered, an email will be sent with secret start location. To register, please go to Register online to be set up soon
Trail set by “hare” The Senator Ken Vercammen (The runner in the red, white & blue flag shorts Captain America) Look for the Hash skull banner at the start.
Brought to you by the Rumson Hash House Harriers.
Waiver of Injury: I hash for fun and admit if I get hurt it’s my own fault. I recognize that no one has insurance and agree not to file any type of claim or lawsuit ever.
8:00am Pick up your Skull sling bag, and assorted items. BYOB.
10:00 Star-Spangled Banner by Dave DeMonico [legendary Evil Jesus]
10:05 Group photo with Senator Vercammen
10:17 Run begins – rain, snow or shine Wear old sneakers and black socks
Walker/ Turkey trail approx 1.9 mile
Eagle trail approx 5.3, although there is a split and you can shortcut back. Bring your cellphone to take photos and videos on trail.
11:45 Circle up in parking lot near start, socialize,
12:05 Drive to the secret bar. Voted best wings. You pay for your own food
12:30 Post-race party - We provide Free pitchers of Bud Light and PBR. 12:30-1:30 Please tip Denise the bartender. All other drinks you pay for.
12:45 Dan Fabrizio & others give awards to women for special talent
Please bring a canned food donation for a St. Matthews Edison Food Bank.
Q: What exactly happens on trail? A: The trail is set by another Hasher called the Hare. The Hare marks the trail in flour or chalk. When there is snow we put the flour on the sides of trees, or use orange spray chalk.
Periodically the Hare ends the trail with a check, and starts the trail again somewhere nearby. The Hashers – called a Pack – try to find the continuation of the trail. The idea is that the fast runners will get to the check before the slower runners; will expend a lot of time and energy finding the continuation of the trail; this will allow the slower runners to catch up; and the whole pack – fast and slow – will finish the run at about the same time.
Flour on the ground, a tree, or other object means you are on the trail, except…….
A circle marked in flour means a check mark, you need to search and find where the trail starts again. Rules of hashing
Q: What exactly happens on trail? A: The trail is set by another Hasher called the Hare. The Hare marks the trail in flour or chalk. Periodically the Hare ends the trail with a check, and starts the trail again somewhere nearby. The Hashers – called a Pack – try to find the continuation of the trail. The idea is that the fast runners will get to the check before the slower runners; will expend a lot of time and energy finding the continuation of the trail; this will allow the slower runners to catch up; and the whole pack – fast and slow – will finish the run at about the same time.
Flour on the ground, a tree, or other object means you are on the trail, except…….
A circle marked in flour means a check mark, you need to search and find where the trail starts again.
F marked in flour means false trail -An arrow in flour means follow the arrow [possibly to stay on trail and avoid danger]
Arrow means follow
Blue survey tape on trees or ground is not for our group and should be ignored.
Ignore Red or pink survey tape that has sharpie writing or says wetlands delineation.
There is an explanation conducted by the Hare of the marks used at the start of each run. The length of the trail varies from too short to too long. Forty-five minutes for a short run, one and a half hours for a long one. If there is snow on the ground, we often use orange, blue or yellow surveyors tape. We tie the tape to tree branches. White flour does not appear on white snow. Sometimes they put the flour on the back or side of trees. Two circles with a dot inside is the boob check.
A typical Hash kennel is a loosely organized group of 20-40 men and women who meet weekly or biweekly to chase the Hare. We follow chalk, flour, or paper, and the trails are never boring. When forced to, well run streets or alleys, but in general we see shiggy . . . fields, forests, jungles, swamps, streams, fences, storm drains, and cliffs. And although some of today’s health-conscious Hashers may shun a cold beer in favor of water or a diet soda, trails end is still a party. Perhaps that’s why they call us the drinking club with a running problem!
Q: What’s an On-In and what is “The Option”? A: That’s the venue (usually a bar) where the trail ends and the party begins. Some bars have actually allowed us to come back for subsequent trails. Women can take “The Option”, which is lifting their shirts up for the “Hares” so they can get free entry into the next hash run, and an extra free T-shirt and free shot of booze. If booze or nudity offends you, then this event is not for you.
Q: The History of Hashing. Why is it called hashing? A: Hashing . . . its a mixture of athleticism and sociability, hedonism and hard work; a refreshing break from the nine-to-five routine. Hashing is an exhilaratingly fun combination of running, orienteering, and partying, where bands of Harriers and Harriettes chase Hares on eight-to-ten kilometer-long trails through town, country, jungle, and desert, all in search of exercise, camaraderie, and good times. Hashing, as we know it today, began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1938, when a group of restive British company men started a hare & hounds running group. They named the group after their meeting place, the Selangor Club, aka the Hash House. Hash House Harrier runs were patterned after the traditional British public school paper chase.
A Hare would be given a short head start to blaze a trail, marking his devious way with shreds of paper, soon to be pursued by a shouting pack of Harriers. Only the Hare knew where he was going . . . the Harriers followed his marks to stay on trail. Apart from the excitement of chasing down the wily Hare, solving the Hares marks and reaching the end was its own reward, for there, thirsty Harriers would find a tub of iced-down beer. Hashing died during World War II (Japanese occupying forces being notoriously opposed to civilian fun), but came back to life in the post-war years, spreading slowly through Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand, then exploding in popularity in the late 70s and early 80s. Today there are thousands of Hash House Harrier clubs in all parts of the world, complete with newsletters, directories, and regional and world Hashing conventions. Despite its growth, Hashing hasn’t strayed far from its British and Malaysian roots. The above Info from: