The 40th Anniversary of Hashing in Chicago

Thursday, June 14 – Tuesday, June 19


Still working off your Memorial Day hangover? Well there’s no need to sober up just yet. Presenting the 40th Anniversary of Hashing in Chicago weekend! All of the hash kennels in Chicago will be participating in the celebration. In fact there will be so much celebrating that the weekend has been extended from 2 days to 6 days. Here is the line-up of celebrations:

Thursday June 14th 7:00 PM – Thirstday H3 Run #764

The Thirstday Hash House Harriers emerged on the hashing scene in 2003 and have completed a shit ton of runs since then. Their motto is “The Best Reason to Call in Sick on Friday”, and after this run you’ll know why.

Hare: Horn-E
Location: Double Bubble – 6036 N. Broadway (Map)
Hash Cash: $10

Friday, June 15th 7:00 PM – First Crack of the Moon H3 Run #249

A spin-off of the Chicago Full Moon Hash, FCMH3 runs once a month near the date of the new moon. They have a couple of clever traditions that you will learn once you have broken them.

Hare: Son of Spam
Location: Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse – 324 S. Racine Ave. (Map)
Hash Cash: $5

Saturday, June 16th Noon – Bushman H3 Run #157 & Chicago H3 Run #2164

You know the song, you know the founder. Now is your chance to experience the Bushman Hash without having to be alone in the woods with a bunch of old dudes.

We have rented a pavilion at a forest preserve known simply as Dam #4 Woods-East.  It’s located way out west on Devon Ave. next to the Des Plaines River. Horn-E will hare the Bushman H3 trail as he has for the previous 156 runs. Sometime later in the day there will be a Chicago H3 trail from the same location. Similar to the CH3 Memorial Day main event, we will be grilling all of your favorite grillable items. Circles will follow each run.

A super duper one-of-a-kind patch will be available. A 40th anniversary t-shirt will also be available for $15.

Hares: Horn-E & others
Location: Dam #4 Woods-East, on the north side of Devon Ave., east of River Rd. Map
Hash Cash: $30 for first 50 people to rego, then $35 for 51+.  $40 for walk-ups

Sunday, June 17th Noon – Ragtime H3 Run #69 (again)

The Ragtime H3 takes brunching to a whole new level, and we don’t mean a higher level. Bring along a bottle of champagne or your favorite brunch food and see what all the fuss is about. Once you’ve filled up on croissants and champagne you’ll discover that there is actually a hash trail to run and you’ll need to find an alley to refund in so you can be FRB.

Hares: Rusty Grundel & The Cock Whisperer
Location: 1872 N. Clybourn Ave. #504
Hash Cash: 1 bottle of champagne, 1 dish to share, or $10

Monday, June 18th 7:00 PM – Chicago H3 Run #2165

We are back to our normal Monday night run now. Let’s see how many survived.

Hares: Dr. Cockvorkian & Hooch Before Cooch
Location: Durkin’s – 810 W. Diversey Pkwy. Map
Hash Cash: $10

Tuesday, June 19th 7:00 PM – TBD Run 

This is the actual anniversary date when some guy who had hashed in Hong Kong decided to start up a hash club here in Chicago. That was back in 1978! Stay tuned for details on this one.

Hare: Horn-E
Location: Big Joe’s – 1818 W. Foster Ave.
Hash Cash: TBD

What does it cost and how do I register?

Registration is simple:

  1. Go fill out the ONLINE REGISTRATION.
  2. Go to PayPal and send money to the email address you were given upon completion of the registration form.

Pricing (Saturday event)

Regos 1-50 $30
Regos 51+ $35
Walk-Up $40

Where can I stay?

If you need crash space, please contact da GM and we’ll make sure that you have a place to crash.