Hashing has no
rules, but Haring does.
To ensure that we all
have fun, and that the Hares aren't dismembered, here are a few guidelines.
USE COMMON SENSE!
VIRGIN HARES must
lay with experienced Hares, never with other Virgins.
Run start. The
start should allow sufficient, safe parking without tickets, towing, etc. Be
sure the expected crowd can be accommodated at the start area. Don't put us out
in the middle of a busy street.
Run end. The
end will be in an area where beer is legal, and where the hash can congregate
without interference. Light is necessary and may have to be provided by
lanterns, etc. Don't put us in an illegal area where the Police are going to
rush us out of. Get everyone to the finish in about an hour. Avoid traffic,
crossing busy intersections, and respect "No Trespassing" signs.
LOST HASHERS: Hares
are responsible for finding any Hashers still out on the trail by the time the
ON ON is over. This is good incentive to lay a well-marked trail!!! The search
party starts with the hares.
Have enough beer for
everyone, Buy Extra, you can always use it at home afterward. For A to B runs,
hares are to transport hashers back to the start and may make a few trips. Plan
to have a large enough vehicle to do this.
Run the entire run
and time it to estimate the overall length. If it's at night, run it in the dark
to avoid losing your way in a canyon while haring live.
Flour marks should be
approximately every 10 paces.
Hare arrows should be
used to indicate any change in direction and at all street corners. Toilet paper
can be used when flour and arrows cannot be seen.
Checks tend to bring
the strewn out run group together, as front runners look for true trail from a
check while the rest of the pack reaches the check waiting for an inkling as to
where to go next.
A run should contain
approximately a half dozen checks. Fewer could make for a boring trail, and a
lot more can make for a much longer run.
The trail should start up within
100 yards of the check. Back tracks should be less than 1/4 mile long.
A trail should be easy to follow
when you are on trail, flour placement can be clever, but should not be
Use interesting checks to keep
the pack together, not obscure trails.
Trails should not go through
private property without owners' permission.
Dangerous places, such as
unstable cliffs on night runs, deep or fast water crossings or heavy traffic
areas, should be avoided.
Beer checks are a good idea, and
should include sodas & plenty of water. Long and/or hot trails should include
At a check, a trail cannot 'die'.
If a trail is marked and it is not true trail it should be marked with an 'X'.
2 1/2 to 4 miles
If you want
longer runs you must have a turkey-eagle split. No one should have to run more
than 4 miles if they don't want to.
Shorter runs are
encouraged especially if bushwhacking is involved.
Stash flour on
trail to avoid carrying a heavy bag.
supposed to be fun not a death march.
You are responsible
to buy the following:.
Get your directions
to the Hare Raiser a week before your hash.