The Vancouver Hash House HarriersThe Drinking Club with a Running Problem!
Runs are Sat. 2:15p.m. in winter / Mon. 6:15p.m.in summer.
The Vancouver Hash House Harriers, an introduction:
The Vancouver Hash House Harriers, of which I am the Grand Master are a group of like-minded runners who meet weekly at locations all over the Lower Mainland. The Hash House Harriers is an institution, seventy one years old, an international running club whose world-wide membership exceeds 250,000 persons in number, founded in 1938 in Kuala Lumpur, and now found in virtually every major city of the world. The name derives from the original meeting place nick-named The Hash House, a casual restaurant, in Kuala Lumpur. Club members enjoy pseudonyms which purpose was to eliminate the social hierarchy associated with expatriate life in Asia, and this custom is retained today. Events are typically a weekly run of 6-10 KM, followed by refreshments and casual dining together. Members range in age from the very, very young, to people in their eighties, and from ambassadors and generals, to clerks and missionaries. The Hash House Harriers is utterly egalitarian. Families are welcome. I welcome any questions you might have.
We are always seeking new runners.
The Grand Master,
Vancouver Hash House Harriers, 2009