In 2016, a reporter from Outside Magazine hashed with a few of the New York City Hash House Harriers’ kennels. I met her; she was a pretty good sport, hashing in Brooklyn and the city, and taking her down-downs without too many complaints. As is customary in New York City, she was not named.
The article was published in one of the magazine’s Fall issues and is now available online.
The best place to find information about the famous Red Dress Run and where to find one in your part of the world is reddressrun.org. The site provides a single calendar highlighting all the Red Dress Run events around the globe, as well as the history of the event, including the ‘untold’ story of how it started:
The Hash House Harriers qualify as the world’s largest running club. Despite their size and having been founded in 1938, their Red Dress Run may be the only completely original idea they have ever had. And it happened nearly by accident.
The following summary is borrowed from the New York City Hash House Harriers. Go to their web site to read the complete introduction.
Hashing is a mixture of athleticism and sociability, hedonism and hard work; a refreshing break from the nine-to-five routine. Hashing is an exhilaratingly fun combination of r*nning, orienteering, and partying, where bands of Harriers and Harriettes chase Hares on eight-to-ten kilometer-long trails through town, country, jungle, and desert, all in search of exercise, camaraderie, and good times.
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