Join us for Hangzhou’s Red Dress Charity Run/Walk!
Who are the Hangzhou Hash House Harriers?
The Hash House Harriers are a group of loosely affiliated running/jogging/walking groups around the world. A group of Hashers (“the pack” or “the hounds”) follow a trail set by (a) fellow Hasher(s) (“the hare(s)”) who has/have run the trail earlier that day leaving marks in flour and/or chalk so the hounds know where to run. The running is not taken terribly seriously and there are enough false trails, checks, and other tricks to keep the speedy front runners looking for the right trail while the slow and steady runners and the walkers catch up (normally while taking pictures).
Hashing began in Kuala Lumpur in the 1930s with a group of British colonial officials who would meet at the Selangor Club (also known as the Hash House) and set off to chase the hare. Nearly 100 years later, we do the same in Hangzhou, along with thousands of other kennels in cities around the world.
What is the Red Dress Run/Walk?
In 1987, a woman named Donna Rhinehart was taken to a hash in Long Beach, California, to be introduced to the sport. She was invited to “wait in the truck” until her host returned. Instead, Rhinehart joined the hash in her red dress. The following year, the San Diego Hash House Harriers sent Rhinehart an airline ticket to attend the inaugural “Red Dress Run”. Hundreds of hashers wore red dresses for the event which was widely covered by local media. In addressing the crowd, Rhinehart suggested that such hashes might be held to raise funds for local charities. This year, the Hangzhou Hash House Harriers are raising money for Heart to Heart, a Shanghai-based charity which provides corrective surgery for Chinese children from all over China with congenital heart disease (CHD) whose parents are unable to afford the surgery.
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
When: 1:30-2PM check in; 2PM chalk talk: 2:15PM start. Rain or shine, we Hash!
Where: Brewgang, Zhongshan Nan Road #422-434; 上乘西餐啤酒吧, 中山南路422-434号
Directions: Take the metro to Line 5 江城路 (Jiangcheng Road) Exit H. From there, proceed ~900 meters to Brewgang on foot, by bike, or by Didi.
Hares: “Just Ronan” and Gone with the Bush
Bag Storage: This will be an A-A walk/run. Hashers can leave their bags at Brewgang!
Distance: The walker trail will be ~5-7k and the runner trail ~10-15k.
Dress Code: See below for ideas! There will be a mandatory fine (donation) of 25RMB for not following the dress code, along with down-downs.
Hash Cash: 100RMB run/walk and Circle (Hash Cash of the Day goes to Heart to Heart Shanghai. Extra donations encouraged, especially through our 50/50 raffle!)
Haberdashery: 50RMB HZH3 Red Dress Run 2020 limited edition patch; 25RMB HZH3 Red Dress Run/Walk 2020 limited edition poster. If you purchase BOTH, then you’ll only need to pay 69RMB. We will only have THREE posters available on Saturday, October 24, so make sure you pre-order. We will also have other Hash gear on sale!
Bash (Buffet Dinner)/On-On-On: 108RMB per person. Please contact Matt/Box Opener once you’ve registered to reserve a space for the buffet! See menu below:
3 starters: Popcorn chicken, Mexican nachos (can be made vegetarian with meat sauce served separately), and French fries
1 salad: Mixed fruits salad
2 mains: Toasted American chicken and vegetarian fried rice
Registration: To register and submit payment, please fill out the registration link HERE or scan the QR code below:
Refunds: NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER YOU HAVE PAID. All money (excluding buffet cost) will be donated to charity.
Hash Hotel: For any out of towners, we recommend staying near Brewgang at 五洋公馆 (杭州河坊街火车城站店) (Wuyang Gongguan; location near Hefang Road Train Station) on 上城区建国南路205号 (Shangcheng District, Jianguo Nan Road #205). Rooms will be ~260RMB per night or less and includes breakfast. For any help with booking, please Contact Doggie Style/Eva via WeChat by adding Evachen920.
Families: Although children may attend HZH3 Hashes (under the stewardship of a parent or legal guardian), this is not greatly encouraged due to the adult-sized trails, beer drinking, and questionable song lyrics.
Pets: Pets are not welcome for the Red Dress Run/Walk.
Questions? Contact Box Opener/Matt via WeChat by adding 15168462744.