Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Seeking Harriers

I'm not sure how to do this, but I want to start my own Hash House Harriers group...sans alcohol.

Scratching your head asking, "What's a Hash House Harrier?"

It's a group of drinkers with a running problem.

Only I and most of my friends don't drink alcohol, so I'm thinking maybe we could replace the alcohol with chocolate? Or something else for Tiff...let's see...how about the Harriers Who Run for Virgin Coladas?

Okay, that's going to take some thinking, and I can see that you're still sitting there wondering what the heck is a Hash House Harrier.

It goes a little something like this:

You get a group of people whom we will now call "Hounds." But one person is the Hare who plans out and lays a trail with flour in advance of the event. The hounds then have to track down the hare by following the trail of flour. The trail breaks off here and there, and the hounds all sniff around for it. Once it's found, the finder yells out, "ON! ON!" And the chase continues.

At random points throughout the trail, a cooler of beer is found and consumed by the hounds. Here's where we have to figure out what to put in the cooler...it can be a complete surprise....Hare's choice! Or just a marker or something...anything!

After the race, everyone converges on a spot (a restaurant, a house, a park) and eats and drinks more of something other than beer, in our case.

I ran with harriers in Charlottesville, VA. It was SO FUN! And a fun way to get in some exercise.

Who's with me?


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SuperCoolMom said...

Oh that sounds so fun! I'm totally in! Except for the running part. Can I just come at the end? I vote donuts. Maybe I could drive alongside and eat at every stop.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that would defeat the entire purpose of the event. Hmmm. Maybe that's really not the group for me :) LOL!

bob marley & lucy liu said...

You are hilarious! Donuts are a great idea!!

You don't have to be a runner to do this...and kids are welcome, too!

Tiff Moser said...

I am laughing so hard right now!!!! You crack me up! Okay, you organize it and the route and I will run my little fanny where ever you want me to go. Then, there better be a cooler of IBC rootbeer for me at at all the stops.....or vanilla rootbeer, easy ice from Sonic. MMMMMMM!!!

Hmmmm, I think I am going to need to stop at Sonic now in the very near future.

April said...

I am soo in!

Shawna Yost said...

Why have I never heard of this befor? SUPER fun!! I am so in and Ill have whatever your haveing!

The Man - Marty James said...

I love it, I wish I lived out there - I would totally dive into it and have fun..maybe you could put some of that home cookin' as a surprise..or Capri-Suns..lol...though virgin margaritas, etc. might do you all some good!

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