Chicago Hash House Harriers
Welcome to chicagohash.org, home of the Chicago Hash House Harriers. Here you will find everything you need to take part in the Chicago chapter of the world’s largest “drinking club with a running problem.” We meet every week of the year to run a 3 to 5 mile trail through the great city of Chicago’s streets, alleys, parks, and forest preserves. Afterwards we conduct an entertaining ceremony known as “the circle” where we enjoy cold beer and some good laughs.
We’re a very social group. Our members come from all walks of life, all age groups (21+) and all abilities of running from slow to fast. Our one and only goal is to have fun!
Look below for details on our upcoming runs or click on the links to the left to discover all kinds of info — past, present and future — about the Chicago Hash.
Welcome and On-On!
All of the events shown BELOW have already taken place so don’t go there! Or do go there. You might find an old trail (but no beer and no hashers!).
You can find information about our next run on our Homepage.
Longer-range run info can be found through these links:
| Hare Line | Hash Run History |
| Special Events | Social Events |
| Hare Guide | Hash Bar Map |
| Hash Song Book | Hash Calendar |
No, we’re not talking about Hashing Tools as in all the dude-bros that hang around the hash attempting to get on all of our inebriated members, we’re talking about Hashing Tools as in the tips, tricks, and other shit that can make you an even better hasher (you’re already great, just the way you are). Want a tip about laying trail? We’ve got you covered. A rarely-sung song to make yourself look all the more impressive when visiting another hash? Natch. A bar that nobody has ever bothered to hash out of that’s also impossible to get to via public transportation? You’re speaking my language! Sit back, relax, and get ready to become the best hasher that you can be!
Hashing is easy – haring less so. There’s a million things that can go wrong out there, and they usually will. Prepare yourself and read the Haring Guide – this will help ensure that the down-downs you earn in circle are because your trail was actually tolerable and not a sloppy mess.
Hash Bar Map
Struggling to think of a place to have your next Hash Run out of? We’ve got you covered. The Hash Bar Map includes on 800 points of interest (and almost 500 bars) that have either hosted a hash in the past or are primed to host a hash in the future. The Hash Bar Map is by no means an exhaustive listing of the bars in Chicago, but it is a great place to start.
Hash Song Book
Running and drinking aren’t the only thing that the Hash House Harriers are known for – there’s also circle and the all of our wonderful songs! The Hash Song Book includes lyrics to almost 100 of the most popular songs sung by the Chicago Hash House Harriers. Impress everyone with your inability to carry a tune by memorizing everything inside of the Hash Song Book and you could even be the next Chicago Hash House Harriers RA.
Chicagoland Hash Calendar
Can’t make it to the regularly scheduled run of the Chicago Hash House Harriers? Fear not, there are a bevy of other hashing options for you in and around Chicago. Just check out the Chicagoland Hash Calendar for all of the hashing options for you in and around our beautiful city.