KCH3 usually meets every Saturday at 2 p.m. at a different location in the Kansas City metro area.
We have Wednesday evening Hashes in the summer and Full Moon hashes in winter. Those meet at 6:15 p.m. See the Upcoming Trails page for details.
The cost is $5 per person which includes beer before and after trail as well as at beer stop(s).
Be prepared to run, or walk, or maybe hike (sometimes through wilderness conditions) at least 2-3 miles, sometimes 5 or 6.
This is a drinking club with a running problem! Attendance may result in injuries, hangovers, getting arrested, pregnancy, and even marriage. This club is for mature adults only. Expect live, semi-live and dead hares. We cater to all levels of hashing (walking, jogging and running). Nobody will make you do anything you don’t want to do. It’s all voluntary. So if you have Half a Mind, come out and join us on our next trail.
What is Hashing?
The Hash House Harriers is a huge international “Drinking Club with a Running Problem.” We call ourselves “Hashers” and what we do “Hashing.” The name derives from the expression “Hash House,” which means divey restaurant/bar (where Hashers often meet) and “Harrier,” which comes from a British schoolhouse game called “Hare and Hounds” where the “Hare” lays a trail by dropping scraps of paper, and everyone else chases after, following the scraps.
At least as important as the trail, is the social aspect of Hashing. While drinking plays a part, the social draw is the unique way Hashers interact with one another. Regular hashers are given a Hash name and wear Hash attire “on trail,” so there is an element of classlessness and anonymity. This allows Hashers to participate as equals and dispense with “political correctness.”
Hashers usually have beverages before and after trail, as well as in official or ad hoc “Drinking Practice” sessions. There is always beer and other beverages on trail. We consume it before “On-out,” at Beer Stops along trail, and at “Circle” after trail.
So, do you need to run, drink, or be politically incorrect to Hash? No.
-Kansas City Hash House Harriers embraces runners, walkers, and anyone in between.
-Alcoholic beverages abound, but there is no real peer pressure to consume them.
-Some comments, activities, and Hash Songs are crude, but you can always opt out. The crudeness is a way of thumbing our noses at societal conventions.
You do need to be open-minded, fun-loving, and willing not to take things too seriously to enjoy Hashing.