Can’d Hash House Harriers celebrates its fourth annual Red Dress Run on The Lady in Red’s birthday - Saturday, April 19, 2014 - in Monterey, California. Benefits Monterey's Animal Friends project. http://bit.ly/1mIav85
NURD Red Dress RunSaturday, May 10, 2014, Galway, New York. Sponsored by the Halve Mein Hash House Harriers, the weekend-long celebration benefits The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. Cost varies between $100 and $120, depending on when payment is received. http://bit.ly/1gltUmV.
San Francisco Hash House Harriers' Bay2Blackout, May 18, 2014. This may be the last Bay to Breakers, warns SFH3, who invite you to celebrate the famed r*ce's last hurrah and the City on the Bay by making fun of it all with a weekend full of drinking, costumes and debauchery! Events include a "Fifty Shades of Fog" S&M pubcrawl on Friday, a dress as your favorite SF stereotype on Saturday and a Sunday event called "The SF Gold BUSH of 1869: The Gold Miner's Daughter." Register ($135) here: http://bit.ly/1pHVWyi
NC/SC 2014, June 13-15. Details to be announced: http://bit.ly/1e8GYMH
Ventura CountyHash House Harriers (VCH3) present, the Havasu Viking Hash, June 27-29, Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Details and registration: http://bit.ly/1ia7Cav
SAD ENDING to the story of Hogtown Hasher. (Toronto) Missing. As reported in previous issues, Jeffrey Boucher (aka Prince Valium), had missing since Jan. 13 after failing to return from his morning run in suburban Toronto. The body of the 52-year-old high school teacher has finally been found, according to news reports: http://bit.ly/1mvMUog
Find an upcoming Red Dress Runanywhere in the world: http://bit.ly/1flG2sb
SCOUTING THE TRAIL ---/-/--> A look ahead
German Nash Hash 2014, August 22-24, 2014, Where: Rüdesheim am Rhein, Youthhostel. Cost 175,- € until May 31, 2014. Registration: http://bit.ly/1pEEjkN
IT’S BALI!The next Interhash will be held on Bali May 20-22, 2016. The island paradise touts affordable lodging and inexpensive beer. Registration is expected to open soon here: http://bit.ly/1pHLreB. Here’s a news story announcing Bali’s winning bid: http://bit.ly/1mvOPsW
Pan Africa Hash 2015– May 15-17, 2015, Freetown, Sierra Leone: http://bit.ly/1flpWPk
EuroHash 2015– Krakow, Poland, July 17-19, 2015. Early bird registration is expected to open this month. Cost: Zloty 700, Euro 165 or GBP 135.
Pan Asia Hash, September 25-27, 2015, Pondy, India. EARLY BIRD registration is limited to 300 registrants, and priced at USD125: http://bit.ly/Ob8GRZ
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Chennai Hash celebrates its 14th Anniversary outside India in Kathmandu, capital city Nepal, on Wednesday-8th – Saturday 11th October 2014. Most of our anniversaries run are always out of Chennai, within India & this will be our 4th overseas trip.
The committee has returned from Kathmandu & Chitwan, Nepal after checking out hotels, transport & other details for our 14th Anniversary in October’14. We have finalised hotels at Kathmandu & Chitwan; however, since we were unable to get one hotel to accomodate all of us under one roof we are taking 2 hotels. Also, since Chitwan doesn’t have too many cottages, we have limited to 130 persons only. The first 60 registrations will get to stay at Barahi Jungle Lodge, Chitwan. We are awaiting room-rates from our travel agent in Kathmandu; and the registration fee will be out by end of March or early April ’14.
Below is some info we’d like to share:-
Chennai Hash14thAnniversaryat Kathmandu, Nepal
Wed 8th Oct- Sat 11th Oct2014 (4 nights & 5 days)
4 fabulous days of:Hashing & Partying at Kathmandu & Chitwan
Joint Run with:Himalayan Hash House Harriers
Participation: 130 only
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Nepal?
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas between 80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude - bound on the North by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China; on the East by Sikkim and West Bengal of the Indian Union; on the South by Indian States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh; and on the West by Uttar Pradesh of Indian Union. Extremely varied in topography, the country ranges from having eight of the ten highest mountains on earth (most notably Mount Everest), to tropical lowlands. Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolis.
How to get to Kathamandu?
From India–Air India, IndiGo, Spicejet, Jet Airways.
Other Carriers: - Air Asia, Bangaldesh Airlines, Dragonair, Malaysian Airlines,China Southern, China Eastern, Omar Airlines, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Thai Airways.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal:-
Tribhuvan International Airport is an international airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is the sole international airport in Nepal and has one domestic and one international terminal
Suggestion:Hashers from India /Chennai – book your ticket for the 7th Oct late flight to Delhi & hangout at the Delhi International airport & catch the first flight on 8th Oct to Kathmandu. Spicejet/Indigo has announced 50 % discounts if you book early.
Would recommend Overseas Hashers arrive at Kathmandhu on 7th Oct’14
Do one need visa to enter Nepal?
All foreign nationals, (except Indians), need visas to enter Nepal. One can obtain from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal. http://welcomenepal.com/promotional/faq/
Rates for Hotels in Nepal:-
As per the Nepal govermernt rule Foreign nationals (other than Indians) will pay in USD, slight more than the locals & Indians.
Hotels at Katmandu:
1. Manasula Hotel will be the main venue for Gala Dinner (Management has promised 45 rooms).
2. Gangjong Hotel -10 to 15 mins walks to the Manasula Hotel.
(Both these hotels are loacted in the heart of the city, close to Thamel, the shopping & tourist centre)
Cottages at Chitwan:-
1. Barahi Judgle Lodge will be our main venue for Run & Gala Dinner. (Barahi Jungle Lodge is new & was opened last September 2013, management has assured 34 cottages).http://www.barahijunglelodge.com/
2. Tiger Land Safari Resort- is about 15 kms away & approx 45 mins drive to Barahi Jungle Lodge (management has assured 15 cottages, but we have request for 25 cottages). http://www.tigerlandnepal.com/
Some History of Kathmandu:-
Kathmandu is the capital and largest urban agglomerate of Nepal. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is surrounded by four major mountains: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is part of three districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur), has the highest population density in the country, and is home to about a twelfth of Nepal's population. As the largest (and pretty much the only) city in the country, Kathmandu also feels like another developing-world city rushing into a modern era of concrete and traffic pollution. Take a walk in the backstreets, however, and the capital's amazing cultural and artistic heritage reveals itself in hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillis and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops largely unchanged since the Middle Ages. Kathmandu has been a traveller’s mecca since the 1960s but these days you're less likely to see a tie-dyed hippy in search of enlightenment than a well-heeled Gore-Tex-clad tourist in search of a good espresso. With tourist numbers down and political tensions up, the last few years have been uncertain, yet residents have retained a good-humoured self-respect. Kathmandu is well worth a week of your time, but it's too easy to spend too much time stuck in touristy Thamel. Enjoy the Internet cafés, the Western music and the lemon cheesecake, but make sure you also get out into the 'real Nepal', before your time runs out. It is one of the World's most expensive cities.
Chitwan is about approx 145 kms from Kathmandu, time takes will about 5/6 hrs by surface. Chitwan literally means “heart of the jungle”. In recent years Chitwan tops the list of things to do in Asia. It is a truly wildlife adventure of a different kind – jungle safaris on elephant backs or jeeps, birdwatching, canoe rides and jungle walks. The Chitwan National Park is Asia’s best preserved conservation area, where wildlife thrives and their habitats remain intact. The park lies in the Inner Terai lowlands and consists of Sal forests, tall elephant grasslands, hills, ox-box lakes and flood plains of the Narayani, Rapti and Reu rivers.Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Natural) in 1984, the park spreads over an area of 932 sq. km.
October and November are the best months to visit Kathmandu. The weather and visibility during this monthare perfect for trekking and outdoor activities. The average daytime temperatures are around 20°C (68°F): perfect to enjoy hikes and walks around the town without getting sweaty. October has also a fair chance of rain, however if it does rain it does not lastfor more than a couple of hours and is usually followed by clear weather.
What to Wear & Bring:-
It is advisable to carry some warm and light jackets as the evenings can get very chilly, running shoes, mosquito repellent,camera, your specific medicines, and of course ..you’re Hash Spirit!!!
Pali is national language but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups speak various language and dialects
Anything else you need to know?
After b/fast-Sight seeing-9-12 noon & 2pm -6pm
7pm- Gala Dinner/ Dance to DJ at Manasula Hotel.
11pm-Hit the bed
Kathmandu-Chitwan -145 kms (5to 6 hrs by surface)
7am check out of hotel-board the coach to Chitwan
11am –Lunch @ River view
01pm- Check into cottages
7pm- Sunset Dinner /Dance to DJ at Barahi Jungle Lodge
11pm-Hit the bed
Morning free for Jungle activites
12noon-Lunch at your own cottages
06pm- Circle at Barahi Jungle Lodge
7pm- Sunset Dinner & Dance to DJ at Barahi Jungle Lodge
11pm-Hit the bed
7am-Check out of Cottages-board the coach to Kathmandu
1pm-Lunch ast your own hotels
4pm-Joint run with Himalay H3
6 pm- Circles at Manaslu Hotel.
7pm-Gala Dinner /Dance to Live Band at Manaslu Hotel
11pm-Hit the bed
Check out after b/fast
See you all at Pondy in Sept 2015
CH3 mis management
The second edition of this already popular and unique race will take place in the magnificent Singha Park in Chiang Rai on April 27, 2014.
“After last year big success, we are proud to bring back this type of obstacle and mud kind of race in the beautiful Singha Park in Northern Thailand. This is the perfect place for hosting this type of adventure race” says Serge Henkens, director of Active Management Asia and race organizer.
“This race is not about winning, it is about fun, teamwork, camaraderie and friendship” continues Henkens. “Are you ready to get wet and dirty?”
“In parallel to the main event, we will also offer a 3km fun run for children and families. This is a family event where we’ll see people from many different countries, cultures, colors, and ages, get together in a friendly and festive atmosphere”
What is an Obstacle Race?
Obstacle racing is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges (obstacles). They combine mud and trail runs. Obstacles include, but are not limited to, climbing over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water (but not swimming), crawling under nets or through drainage pipes. Many obstacles are similar to those used in military training, whilst others are unique to obstacle racing, and are employed throughout the course to test endurance, strength, speed and dexterity. Races vary in both distance and challenge level, combining trail running and cross country running.
The course is a 7.5km lap and includes 10 obstacles
We are offering 2 distances for soloists
· 7.5km ( 1 lap-10 obstacles)
· 15km (2 laps-20 obstacles)
· There will be also a team race.
Teams: 30km (4 laps- 40 obstacles) Team consists of 5 runners. Each of the 4 laps must be completed by 2 runners from the team. It is totally up to the team to decide which 2 runner will complete each lap. (E.g. a same runner can run the five laps as long a 2 runners from the team are running together)
Brought to you by Active Management Asia, this event consists of:
• A Solo 7.5 km course which includes 10 obstacles (one lap)
• A Solo 15 km course which includes 20 obstacles (two laps)
• A Team 30km course which includes 40 obstacles (4 laps)
• A 3 km The Obstacle family run for all
• An Expo village for sponsors to display and sell their products and services
• Trophy ceremony and presentations
• A post-race lunch in a friendly and festive atmosphere
The "Singha Obstacle Fun Run 2014 2rd edition" offers exciting routes that travels along scenic trails exploring the mountains, farmlands and tea plantations of the Singha Park in Chiang Rai
• Solo 7.5km Men: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,and 60 & above
• Solo 15km Men: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 & above
• Solo 7.5km Women:16-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 & above
• Solo 15km Women: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 & above
• Teams: Open
How to register?
On AMA website www.ama-events.com and pay by credit card, bank or ATM transfer
From now to April 24
-In person at The Roast Coffee shop at Chiang Rai (Khun Keng 088-700-0762, 089-928-0179)
-In person at Active Management Asia office (02-718-9581)
Register now! www.ama-events.com
For more information, please contact
Active Management Asia Co., Ltd.
Tel: 02 718 95 81-2 Fax: 02 718 95 83
Vietnam has a new hash baby on the way, the Saigon F3H Hash House Harriettes (SHF3H) will be born on Friday 4th April 2014. The SHF3H will run once a month on the first Friday of the month except for when there is a public holiday, then runs will be held on the second Friday of the month. Runs will usually be city runs in District 1 or neighbouring districts and with a walking trail too usually leaving and returning from a bar, restaurant or house. The location will change every month. As a Harriettes hash, this hash chapter will be controlled and mismanaged by women only but men are welcome to participate and set runs.
Run Fee: 50, 000 VND - free souvenir t-shirt while stocks last - bring your own water and torch for the run
Subic Bay's newest hash started February 13 and we will have them every 2nd Thursday of the month. The inaugural run went pretty successful with 16 members. It's an all mens hash that started off at the sign up with a 4 km walk/run ending at the b stop where we had fresh fruits and beverages and we had a couple of less athletic hashers that jumped on the the beer wagon to finish. For the runners they had another 6 km run to finish where we had a good circle with everyone being the grand master and running the circle then we had enormous helping of BBQ ribs and potato salad more drinks the off to get a shower and change into our new Bundok hash shirts then back to the circle where we had more down downs and then off to the Hotzone to finish the hash beer.
Oxford Hash House Harriers are hosting the 18th UK Nash Hash in 2015
Oxford Hash House Harriers are hosting the 18th UK Nash Hash over the Summer Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 28 to Monday 31 August 2015.
Oxford Hash House Harriers were established on 6 October 1999 and have been running continuously every Wednesday since.
Oxford is the city of dreaming spires.
It is a city of magnificence and majesty.
Its streets are not paved with gold but are lined with the rich tapestry of its history and architecture,
Washed with the wealth of knowledge, culture, endeavour and literature that has passed down them.
Based upon Mathew Arnold’s Thyrsis
The main Oxford Hash House Harriers website can be found via this link.