So you're interested in
hashing. Maybe it's because you've seen strange flour
markings on roads and trails in the Pikes Peak region
(arrows, circles, and the such), or you've noticed a
group of people on a Saturday afternoon senselessly
running in Monument Creek or through Chapel Hills
Mall. Most likely, it's because a hasher's silver
tongue convinced you to consider the sport. In any
event, welcome to the Pikes Peak Hash House Harriers
and Harriettes (P2H4).
Variously described as
"the lunatic fringe of running" and
"the drinking club with a running problem,"
the Hash House Harriers are a worldwide group with
some 350 chapters in the United States, including a
dozen in Colorado.
Our premise is simple, one
harrier (the hare) lays a trail of flour over a
course (s)he chooses. The other harriers (the hounds)
try to follow that trail to the end where we enjoy
munchies and beer (or soft drinks for those
disinclined to imbibe). The typical hash is 3-5 miles
over hill and dale, through suburbs, woods, malls, et
al. The hash isn't a race - no prizes to the swift.
Following the trail is the challenge, camaraderie and
beverages are the rewards.
Established in 1988, the P2H4
has hashed (i.e., run) nearly 350 times in the
Colorado Springs area. Adults from all backgrounds
and of every ability level make up the P2H4. We hash
every other Saturday at 2:00 P.M., year round. Call
the Hareline Recording, (719) 576-0331, or check the Receding Hareline WebSite for the starting location of the next
hash. If you're serious about trying hashing come on
out and join the fun!
See you at the hash!