Frankfurt Hash House Harriers

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Frankfurt Hash House Harriers is the local chapter of one of the worlds largest ad-hoc social organisations, dedicated to socialising moderated with a smidgin of exercise. We organise our runs once per week, Sundays at 14:30 during the Winter and switch to Mondays at 19:00 for the Summer. Occasionally we also organise weekend events.

 

The only rule with the hash is that there are no rules, and each club is different but all offer an especially warm welcome to both locals and expats throughout the world.

 

The first hash started in 1938 in Kuala Lumpur by a bunch of expats who were staying at the bachelor accommodation of the Royal Selangor Club, which due to its food, was nicknamed "the Hash House" (Nothing to do with the other kind). Many would share a meal and a beer or two together on a Monday evening but the founder one A.S. Gispert suggested a brief run of the "hare-and-hounds" variety. This is where one or two people go out and mark a trail with false directions to delay the fast runners and the group would attempt to find and follow the true trail back to the beer and food. A well planned run has both slow and fast runners arriving back at about the same time (even walkers).

 

With the above as a general principle, hashing as it became known, has spread with the expat community first to Singapore, then in our case via Baghdad (another story) to Frankfurt over twenty years ago. The Hash has even hit mainstream press from time to time. The club as a whole was written up some time ago in "The Economist" of all places and our own chapter has featured in the FAZ, Frankfurter Rundschau, HR3 as well as recently, RTL and we welcome people of all nationalities and all walks of life. It should be emphasised that we have in our ranks both marathon runners as well as perpetual walkers! Runners of all abilities are welcome.

 

Details of the Frankfurt Hash may be found on our web-site: http://www.frankfurt-hash.de. There is also a Facebook group devoted to our club. We have various related hashes, the Frankfurt Full-Moon-Hash which runs on the Friday after a full-moon, the Saturday Hash in the Summer (which is just that), the DOM hash for those older persons who return to the roots of hashing by following a run wuith a good dinner and the Vineyard Hash which organises weekend events. Details of all these hashes may be found on our website together with links to a database of international clubs.

 

Note that this club may be related to the one mentioned under "Sports", but personally I prefer to emphasise the social side. It is after all considered to be uncool on a hash if you run so fast that you cannot converse!

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It wouldn't mean a lot because the SD is large for the main hash and the pack size ranges normally between 20 and 40. Some of our hashers are past retirement age (but not for drinking), some are in their twenties. The SHITS hash is a typically a younger crowd whilst the DOMs (Dirty Old Men) are about 45 and upwards.

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The other one is, IMHO in the wrong section (Sports) and is mostly a copy and paste of some text I wrote many, many years ago for the FH3 website. As the text is on the website I thought it better to rewrite it emphasising the social side.

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Run 1156

 

When?

 

Sunday - 13 April, 2008 - 2:30pm

 

Where?

 

Wörrstadt , Neubornstraße (zip 55286) (careful with GPS, there seem to be 2 Neubornstrassen – what can I say? I live in dirt farmer town!)

 

Hare(s)

 

Yoga Porn & Mouthful of Meat (Contact: 0162 – 4 35 49 04)

 

On after

 

tba

 

Directions

 

From Frankfurt:

 

Take A3 towards Köln/Wiesbaden/Hannover

 

Get onto A67 at Mönchhof-Dreieck (exit 48) towards Darmstadt/Mainz/Rüsselsheim

 

Get onto A60 at Rüsselsheimer Dreieck (exit 3) towards Bingen/Mainz/Wiesbaden

 

Get onto A63 at Kreuz Mainz-Süd (exit 21) towards Kaiserslautern/Ludwigshafen/Alzey

 

Take exit 6 (towards Wörrstadt/Oppenheim/Nierstein) and head right towards Wörrstadt/Bad Kreuznach on B421

 

Take a left onto B271 towards Alzey (look for HHH signs)

 

Take the first right and follow to the end

 

From Wiesbaden:

 

Take A643 towards Mainz/Bingen

 

Get onto A60 at Dreieck Mainz (exit 18) towards Kaiserslautern/Darmstadt/Mainz-Finthen

 

Get onto A63 at Kreuz Mainz-Süd (exit 21) towards Kaiserslautern/Ludwigshafen/Alzey

 

Take exit 6 (towards Wörrstadt/Oppenheim/Nierstein) and head right towards Wörrstadt/Bad Kreuznach on B421

 

Take a left onto B271 towards Alzey (look for HHH signs)

 

Take the first right and follow to the end

 

From Darmstadt:

 

Take A67 towards Mainz/Rüsselsheim

 

Get onto A60 at Rüsselsheimer Dreieck (exit 3) towards Bingen/Mainz/Wiesbaden

 

Get onto A63 at Kreuz Mainz-Süd (exit 21) towards Kaiserslautern/Ludwigshafen/Alzey

 

Take exit 6 (towards Wörrstadt/Oppenheim/Nierstein) and head right towards Wörrstadt/Bad Kreuznach on B421

 

Take a left onto B271 towards Alzey (look for HHH signs)

 

Take the first right and follow to the end

 

Public transport:

 

None, so please carpool!

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Tooooo far by miles (or should I say km?)...

 

Seriously though I am not driving an hour for a hash run. If they were more local to Frankfurt then I would be coming and could no doubt round up a few people...

 

Or am I confused with the Frankfurt Hahn hashers???

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It's in Rheinhessen, actually - around the border between Rheinhessen and Palatinate. Meaning across the Rhine, and then a couple (dozen) miles deep into the hills.

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You would figure that the "Frankfurt" hash would be in or close to Frankfurt... If it takes an hour drive or can't be easily reached with the RMV network

its not in Frankfurt.. I'm with the others, I was thinking of going, but its just to far out in the stix and not easily accessible. Try somewhere closer next time guys..

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Tooooo far by miles (or should I say km?)...

I agree, but they run with us so if they are kind enough to lay trail, we try and follow...

 

I may not make it because of the distance. This is a shame 'cos I only run Sundays at the moment (due to being detained in Munich on Mondays) and there is only one more Sunday hash before we switch for the summer.

 

 

Or am I confused with the Frankfurt Hahn hashers???

LOL, but look it is much closer than Hahn, but if they can get away with it, then why not us? The next one is much, much more local.

 

On-On,

 

Upchuck.

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I may not make it because of the distance. This is a shame 'cos I only run Sundays at the moment (due to being detained in Munich on Mondays) and there is only one more Sunday hash before we switch for the summer.

LOL, but look it is much closer than Hahn, but if they can get away with it, then why not us? The next one is much, much more local.

I agree with all the other fellow Frankfurters. What's the point of having such a run if you the organizer can't even make it???

Are you expecting people to fly to Frankfurt Hahn and then join you guys for the run?

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I agree with all the other fellow Frankfurters. What's the point of having such a run if you the organizer can't even make it???

Are you expecting people to fly to Frankfurt Hahn and then join you guys for the run?

he is just posting the info, he is not the hare for the weekly run. Just like different people here in Munich advertise the run location.

 

 

Errr, why post in Frankfurt if based in Munich ?

 

that is just wild...

its really none of your business.

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its really none of your business.

It kind of is, seeing as how we live here and are potential members but yet the organiser has bailed on the first meetup. Nice job.

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You do know that Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin are very big cities in Germany with very large/important companies and institutions right?

Its only a fair guess that many people travel between those cities for work, or are stuck there for a weekend with nothing to do and would

like to attend such an event. Just because somebody doesn't live in Frankfurt, doesn't mean that can't attend an event there.

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Munich people tend to invade other area's sections, don't worry yourself action!

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