Ken Barrett is author of 22 Walks in Bangkok: Exploring the City's Historic Back Lanes and Byways, published by Tuttle Publishing. He is currently writing a book on Myanmar.
DC TOUR DUH HASH – June 6-15, 2014: The Baltimore/Washington Hash mega-center proves that it’s possible to hash every day of the week – and then some. The annual pay-as-you-go DC Tour duh Hash features 11 hash trails and ten consecutive days of hashing. Tour duh Hash explained: http://bit.ly/T1QfCa
Schedule for DC Tour duh Hash:
· Friday, June 6, 2014: Host: Charm City Hash House Harriers. COST: $7. Prelube: Don't Know Tavern, 1453 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230 (corner of Light St and Fort Ave, in Fed Hill). Cost: $7. Start: Follow trail marks from prelube to start at 7:00 p.m.; pack away 7:45 p.m. On After: The Depot, 1728 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (near Penn Station). BYO toy cricket. The challenge word will be "flash" and password "thunder.” See additional details. http://bit.ly/1gQkaYW
· Saturday, June 7, 2014: Host: DC Hash House Harriettes and Harriers (DCH4). Carderock Picnic Pavilion, 11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854. COST: $10. Time: 3:00 p.m. Additional details. http://bit.ly/1f3rrkn
· Sunday, June 8, 2014: Host: Hangover Hash House Harriers. College Park Metro Park & Ride, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD. Cost $10; food provided. Pack away 10:00 a.m. A-Z trail; bag vehicle provided. Additional details http://bit.ly/1aGXtB6
· Sunday, June 8, 2014: Host: Baltimore Annapolis Hash House Harriers (BAH3). Cost: ?. Start: 3:00 p.m. Additional details http://bit.ly/1mYkguF
· Monday, June 9, 2014: Host: White House Hash House Harriers (WH4): Springfield Mall Parking Garage (kitty corner from Macy’s). Cost: ? Start: 6:30 p.m. A-to-A trail. Additional details http://bit.ly/1dRbgX3
· Tuesday, June 10, 2014: Host: So Happy It’s Tuesday (SHIT H3). Behind 14,000 Thunderbolt Place, Chantilly VA 22151 (near intersection of US-50 and VA-28). Cost: $5. Sign-in 6:30; hares away 7:00 p.m. Additional details: http://bit.ly/1odrbC3
· Wednesday, June 11, 2014:Host: Over the Hump Hash House Harriers (OTH4). Start 7:00 p.m. No other details available at publishing time, but it is possible that additional information may become available: http://bit.ly/1wHC5FU
· Thursday, June 12, 2014: Host: Every Day is Wednesday Hash House Harriers (EWH3). Potomac Ave. Metro Station, 14th and Potomac Ave., SE, Washington, DC. Cost: $6; Start 6:45 p.m. Additional details: http://bit.ly/KCTdIH
· Friday, June 13, 2014: Host DC Full Moon Hash House Harriers. Cost: $6. Check back for location, time and other crucial details: http://bit.ly/1eaA8Wd.
· Saturday, June 14, 2014: Host: Mount Vernon Hash House Harriers (MVH3). Newington, VA. Cost: $5. Additional details: http://bit.ly/KQcnee
· Sunday, June 15, 2014. Host: Hillbilly Hash House Harriers (HbH3). Vint Hill, VA. Cost: ? Additional details: http://bit.ly/1f3zu0s
PUDJAM Summer Solstice Party – June 21-22, 2014. The Party Package includes seven trails near the Potomac in Fort Washington, MD. Also included are kegs, food, giveaway, DJ/music/lights, hot tub, a homebrew competition and donation, which benefits the DC Red Dress Run charity. Giveaway item to first 200 to register. For more information and to register, go to http://bit.ly/1hYUiEn.
Mr. Magoo’s Wine Tasting for the Red Dress Run Charity – June 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Rosslyn, VA. This do-not-miss event is limited to the first 20 PAID guests. The cost is $75. Host Mr. Magoo will provide the wine, which he is pairing food courses. Make your check payable to “DC RDR” and mail to:
8010 Piney Branch Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
You can also give cash or check to Thom “3 Holer” Myers at any Hash event.
July 4th Weekend Tubing Trip – July 3-6, 2014. The Tidewater hosts it annual T.I.T.S. (tubing on the
Shenandoah Roanoke), which starts in Weldon, NC, not far from the Virginia border. Registration: http://bit.ly/1u4ijlN
Many hashers will be attending the Beer Odyssey in Brussels, but if that’s too far, too long and too expensive, here’s a great alternative: THE WHITE HOUSE CAMPOUT, July 25-27 in Rileyville, VA. The weekend features four trails, five meals, beer, hard cider, tubing on the river and opportunities to indulge in sensual pleasures and bacchanalian excess. Register on Hashspace: http://bit.ly/1lEaK23 or send a check to Brian Thomas Myers, 6621 Patent Parish LN, Alexandria, VA 22315.
Registration for the DC RED DRESS RUN (October 11, 2014) is open. The price rises with every 100 registrants. Just follow this trail: http://bit.ly/1gFTMvy
HASH DC ---/-/--> WEEKLY CALENDAR
-- 7:00 p.m. White House Hash House Harriers (WH4) - http://bit.ly/1dRbgX3
-- 6:30 p.m. So Happy It’s Tuesday Hash House Harriers (SH*T H3) - http://bit.ly/1dRkQZW
-- Normally Charm City H3 hashes on every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00, however, because of the Tour duh Hash, this month’s trail will be held on Friday, June 6.
-- 7:00 p.m. Over the Hump Hash House Harriers (OTH4) - http://bit.ly/1moU4Jb
-- 6:45 p.m. Every Day is Wednesday Hash House Harriers (EWH3) - http://bit.ly/KCTdIH
-- 5:30 p.m. Beltway Bob Hash Happy Hour (B2H3) - http://bit.ly/1jkXnEd
-- 10:00 a.m. Mount Vernon Hash House Harriers (MVH3) - http://bit.ly/1dMtN8l
-- 10:00 a.m. Pocahontas Hash House Harriers (PoHoH3) - monthly in and around Richmond - http://bit.ly/R3W2WV
-- 1:00 p.m. SMUTTy Crab Hash House Harriers (SCH3).
-- 3:00 p.m. DC Harriettes and Harriers (DCH4) - http://bit.ly/1f3rrkn
-- 3:00 p.m. Great Falls Hash House Harriers (GFH3) - http://bit.ly/1dszOBc
-- 3:30 p.m. Fredericksburg Urban Hash House Harriers (FUH3) – every other Saturday. This month’s trails will be on June 14 and June 28 - http://bit.ly/1cQOcDi
-- 11:69 (the same joke over and over again just keeps getting better) a.m. Hillbilly Hash House Harriers (HbH3) - http://bit.ly/1f3zu0s
-- 1:30 p.m. Old Frederick and Rural Territories Hash House Harriers (Old FART H3) http://bit.ly/Kz9rTC
-- 2:00 p.m. Over the Hump Hash House Harriers (OTH4) - http://bit.ly/1moU4Jb
-- 3:00 p.m. Baltimore Annapolis Hash House Harriers (BAH3) - http://bit.ly/1dOiMNQ
HASHING STARKERS – It’s been said that hash mores are decidedly different in the United States. Perhaps it’s a desire to cast off the yoke of cultural puritanism that leads at least some Americans to hash in their birthday suits. In any case, opportunities abound with warmer weather. And perhaps this little number from last year will entice you to attend: http://bit.ly/1gSPqqc
SCOUTING THE TRAIL ---/-/--> A look ahead at Hash America Events
Saturday, June 14: San Diego Red Dress Run. It’s the Original Red Dress Run 27 years later! The cost for the Red Dress Run by itself varies between $69 and $80, depending on how soon one registers, and $1 from each registration will be designated for the River Park Foundation. http://bit.ly/PUXuKb
Ventura County Hash House Harriers (VCH3) present, the Havasu Viking Hash, June 27-29, Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Details and registration: http://bit.ly/1ia7Cav
Madison (Wisconsin) H3 Red Dress Run – Saturday, June 28, 2014 - Base rego - $15; VIP rego - $25 ($10 goes to charity); T-shirt - $20 ($7 goes to charity). Additional details http://bit.ly/T3IX0N and http://on.fb.me/1iI7O00
Eerie Hash House Harriers' 21st Analversary - Sherman, New York. July 4-6, 2014. Celebrate 21 years of hash experimentation with the theme, “For Science.” http://bit.ly/1hMEyFr
Midsummer Night's Hash X. A dusk-until-dawn Hash camping event hosted by the Triangle H3 in Oxford, North Carolina on the shortest night of the year (June 20-22, 2014). Lord, what fools these hashers be. http://bit.ly/1m38j6b
MINK (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) Interhash (June 20-22, 2014) Hosted by the Cedar Falls H3 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The camping weekend features six trail options, givaways and all the beer that one might expect at a major hash event. http://bit.ly/1oXi0H8
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - Coeur d'Alene Hash House Harriers Second Annual Red Dress Run - Selkirk Brewing Company, Post Falls, Idaho. http://bit.ly/1nFmYeo
August 1-3, 2014 - Search for the Holy Trail campout weekend - hosted by the Carolina Larrikin H3 - Boonville, North Carolina. http://bit.ly/1pJclnV
Saturday, August 9, 2014: New Orleans Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run. New Orleans, Louisiana (USA). It’s not the first, but it’s easily the world’s largest Red Dress Run. By the end of this year, the New Orleans Red Dress Run will have given local charities OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS! http://bit.ly/1kohGMJ
Memphis H3 Dead Elvis 2014 hosted by the Memphis Hash House Harriers in Memphis, Tennessee. August 15- 17, 2014. Multiple trails, giveaways, and of course the obligatory Elvis-themed costume event. http://bit.ly/1nFj0Co
2014 Colorado Invihash - August 29 - September 1, 2014 (Labor Day weekend) - Cripple Creek Colorado. If it isn’t already, place this high-altitude, do-not-miss event on your hash bucket list. http://bit.ly/1kYrC3v
USA Nash Hash in Indianapolis - September 11-15, 2014 - http://bit.ly/1pAgfk0
Pacific Northwest Interhash - September 19- 21, 2014 – Eureka Center on Lake Pend-Oreille, in Sagle Idaho (near Sandpoint). Four trails, five meals, 17 kegs and fun beyond measure - http://bit.ly/1tz2Esk
THINKING ABOUT STARTING A HASH? There are many ways to go about it, and this discussion thread may provide some helpful ideas: http://bit.ly/1oXkVj8
Hashing in Kings Landing and beyond the wall? Croatia, with its beautiful coastline and islands, is a wonderful destination in its own right, but the fact that King’s Landing, Qarth and other "Game of Thrones" locations are filmed there make the area a must-see for fans of the HBO series. If you hurry, you can join the Dalmatian Hash Cruise (14-20 June 2014). Additional details: http://bit.ly/1klfo55 and http://bit.ly/1nFaLXf. But if White Walkers and the Land of the Nights Watch is more your style, contact Automatic Balls, who is in the planning stages of a Hash Adventure in Iceland: http://bit.ly/1kexA1z
NOW OPEN: Registration for Interhash 2016 in Bali: The May 20-22, 2016 event promises affordable lodging and inexpensive beer. http://bit.ly/1pHLreB.
Inside the June issue of Harrier Magazine: A visitor’s Guide to Belgian Beer, Hashing with the Burning Man, Adventures in Saigon, the Betty Ford Rehab Hash and much more. http://bit.ly/1d6EkVV
SCOUTING THE TRAIL ---/-/--> A look ahead at Hash International events
6-9 June 2014 - Cairns Hash House Harriers 2000th Run - Trinity Beach, Australia. http://bit.ly/1wNdQGg
13-15 June 2014: Oslo Hash House Harriers’ 25th Anniversary - Oslo, Norway. http://bit.ly/1iIfCiv
13-15 June 2014: All China Nash Hash - hosted by the Huandaolu Xiamen H3 in Xiamen, China. http://bit.ly/1nFpfGy
20-22 June 2014: Manchester Hash House Harriers’ Second Anniversary –-Manchester, UK. http://bit.ly/1u4Kz7N
4-6 July 2014: Montreal H3 1000th Run Weekend: Friday 4th of July - Red Dress Run; Sat., 6 July - 1000th Run; Sun., 6 July - 1001 Arabian Nights. More information:http://bit.ly/1iIkWBb
11-13 July 2014: Calgary Hash House Harriers Stampede Hash and Campout – Burmis, Alberta, Canada. http://bit.ly/1u4LHYX
11-13 July 2014: 10th Malaysian Nash Hash 2014 - Sarawak, Malaysia – hosted by the Sibu Hash House Harriers. http://bit.ly/SmXuUI
7-10 August 204: A four-day Pirates of the South China Seas-themed event serving as a post-lube to Brussels? That could only be the Cardiff H3 888th trail celebration in Wales, of course. The event (£88.80) will slake the thirsts of pirate hashers with beer, cider and wine: http://bit.ly/1rTHw1f
22-24 August 2014: Cappadocia Hash Bash; a two-continent event hosted by the Istanbul H3 - Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey. http://bit.ly/SmXWlK
22-24 August 2014: German Nash Hash 2014 - Rüdesheim am Rhein, Youthhostel. http://bit.ly/1pEEjkN
22-24 August 2014: Paramaribo Hash House Harriers’ 25th Anniversary - Surname (South America). http://bit.ly/1n050Qp
22-24 August 2014: Port Vila Hash House Harriers’ 2000th Run - Port Vila, République de Vanuatu (South Pacific). http://bit.ly/1m3fds7
29-31 August: Jakarta Hash Challenge - Jakarta, Indonesia. http://bit.ly/1gTfgu4
25-27 September 2015: Pan Asia Hash - Pondy, India. EARLY BIRD registration is limited to 300 registrants, and priced at USD125: http://bit.ly/Ob8GRZ
SWING LOW until next time …
A final correspondence before the event, please take the time to read this in it's entirety. (There is a printable version of this email attached, including the Map)
At the bottom of the page you will find a map of how to get to the Town in Town Hotel, when you enter the front door of the hotel, take the staircase to your right, you will find us at the top of the stairs.
The schedule for the event will be included in a booklet that you will receive at check-in, but to kick things off, below is the schedule for Friday 2nd and Saturday morning 3rd.
Check-in will be open from 3pm till 6 pm, you will receive your goodie bag at check-in and you will also be a given a welcome drink when you check in. Should you be in need of another drink, they can be purchased in a minimart in the Hotel foyer or from the Lychee Garden Restaurant/Bar in the car park from 5pm. If you want to attend the Pattaya Jungle Lunar H3 run, you will need to be down in the Lychee Garden Bar by 6:30, On Out 7:00pm.
We have negotiated discounted drink prices and a set menu meal for 100 baht in the Lychee Restaurant / Bar for the Lunar run, remember, the Lunar is a back to basics hash, no registration fee, buy your own drinks, it should be a fun night with an anticipated crowd of in excess of 130 for the Lunar Run, the bar will be closed to all but our group.
If you are not arriving until Saturday morning, Check-in will be from 9am till 12:00, buses will leave for the XL trail at 12:30 and the other runs at 1:30, so check-in as soon as you can.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a walker and you nominated the Std Trail, we strongly advise you not to attempt the whole trail, it will take you at least 2 hours, a short cut will be provided to get you back in a reasonable time, so you won’t miss half the circle, please use it or do the short walk, which is only 4 kms.
Also I have recently added a new page to the Thai Nash Hash website for you benefit, if you are not a regular hasher here in Pattaya, please have a look at it, it shows how we mark trails here in Pattaya and how the TNH2014 trails will be marked, it is for your benefit, so please take the time to have a look. CLICK HERE
See you there.