Welcome to the home page of the Barcelona Hash House Harriers. Our group is one of many hash groups located all over the world who belong to the world’s most eccentric running club, the Hash House Harriers.
The Hash House Harriers is a more social version of Hare and Hounds, where you join a pack of hounds (the runners) to chase down the trail set by the hare or hares (other runners), then gather together at the On In for a bit of social activity known as the Down Downs where you will enjoy some well deserved refreshments, a bit of banter, maybe some songs and the occasional feast.
All are welcome, young and old, fast or slow, so please don’t wait to get in shape, but just come on out and join us. The only prerequisite to hashing is a sense of humour! What makes the Hash so popular is that it is flexible and appeals to everyone in society.
We’ve been called a ‘drinking club with a running problem‘; running is loosely used to mean running, jogging, walking or even crawling. Our hashes are not races and not to be taken seriously. The main objective is to have fun while working up a decent thirst which will be relieved at the après-hash session.
How do I join?
You can hash at any level of fitness and at any age, although good attitude, personality, thirst, humour and a sharp wit are important attributes. If you have half a mind, that’s all you need as well as a pair of old running shoes and a spare set of clothing.
Just turn up, say hello, and enjoy yourself.
Barcelona HHH runs are generally held on the last weekend of the month though the date might change due to holidays.
From May to September, the hash is on Saturday evening starting at 5pm. From October to April, the hash is on Sunday starting at 1pm.
Note that there may be exceptions due to special circumstances and it is best to always check the hash diary or contact someone from the Mismanagement.
The venue & time for the next hash always appear on the poster on the right hand side, with a link to a map and directions.
We lay our trails with plenty of false trails, long & short splits and sometimes beer stops and regroups in Barcelona itself or within a radius of about 20 kms of the city centre with access to the start of the runs by train or metro. Where a train is not available to reach the hash start, hashers might be collected from the nearest station after leaving a message with anyone on the Mismanagement. At least once a year a run may be scheduled as a weekend trip outside of Barcelona.
What happens next?
Whenever you come & run, you pay a sub of €4.00. The fee covers plates, utensils, tables and more importantly, both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages consumed during down-downs after the run. Once you have done 6 hashes, the sub goes down to 3 euros!
Each participant is expected to contribute a plate of edible hash grub to share amongst the group after a run. On a special occasion a restaurant may be chosen as the venue to finish a run and no plate is required.
After a few runs with BHH you will hopefully be awarded a hash name during the down-downs at a naming ceremony . All hashers present can suggest appropriate names which will be voted upon. The voting is always highly accurate and usual carried out on a decibel rating as registered by the hashmaster or hare for the day’s run. Should no suitable names be put forward or the decibel rating deemed too low to register, then a further vote may be taken after a suitable drinking time has elapsed or even deferred to the next run.
See you soon, you’ll love it once you give it a go!