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Freezing Cold Hash Run & Party

Secret Winter trail run

 

Jan 9 2016  at 10:17am

 

        Tired of the same old neighborhood roads, traffic, and bad drivers? Join the off-road runners for a great and unusual training run.  See the swamps and wooded areas saved from development. The Rumson Hash House Harriers again return to the woods and marsh of a mystery location in South Middlesex County, NJ. Hashing is not a race but a non-competitive group run which follows an off-road course laid out with baking flour. If you like trail running without the competition of a formal race, this will be a fun switch for you. This is a complex and different course through woods, grass, swamp and marsh.  Wear old running shoes.

 

Please bring a can food donation for a community Food Bank. Volunteers receive pirate skull backpack and skull bandanna. Please email if you wish to volunteer.

You must be over 21 years old to participate.  No times are recorded.  A sense a humor is a must

 

Start: To be disclosed

       Register for 2016 at: http://www.active.com 

Post Run Party  at secret location in North brunswick

2014 photos at

https://www.facebook.com/events/1434551793430214/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/209947749037775/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RVRoadRunners/

         Tired of the same old neighborhood roads, traffic, bad drivers? Join the off-road runners for a great and unusual training run.  See the swamps and wooded areas saved from development. The Rumson Hash House Harriers again return to the woods and marsh of Edison. Hashing is not a race but a non-competitive group run which follows an off-road course laid out with baking flour. If you like trail running without the competition of a formal race, this will be a fun switch for you. This is a complex and different course through woods, grass, swamp and marsh.  Wear old running shoes.

      $20.00 Pre-registered run & party via Active.com http://www.active.com/ 

      $23.00 Pre-registered by mail

      $25.00 Day of Event – Goodie / gift bag not guaranteed

Please bring a can food donation for a Community Food Bank. Volunteers receive free beer, food , free skull T-shirt, pirate backpack and skull bandanna. Please email if you wish to volunteer at Kenvnjlaw@yahoo.com

A fun time is guaranteed! You must be over 21 years old to participate.  No times are recorded.  A sense a humor is a must. Prizes and giveaways at the post race social!  

Start: secret location only provided to pre-registered and hashers 

If you go the wrong way, these are POTENTIAL EXCITING DANGERS / CHALLENGES

- Get bitten by starving animals                  

- Slip on ice & break bones

- Cut your leg on sharp branches

- Slip on snow and break arm                      

- Touch 29,000 Volts of Electricity

- Run into tree branches, poke eye out        

- Angry deer with huge antlers

- Fall into Stream and get swept out to ocean                 

- Frozen Rats & other dead animals

Exploding gas pipelines

- Bad drivers from New York who don’t speak English

- Sticker bushes

- Crawl under barbed wire                                            

- Get hit in head with cement falling

- Slide off mud cliffs  off bridges        

Facebook Hash club:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/209947749037775/

New awards : These are not your traditional age group awards- Special talent, fun hidden tattoos, dirtiest, most injured/ bloodied, Nicest chest, , Miss Congeniality, outstanding achievement, best costumes 1, 2,3, . Everyone with skull or pirate clothes wins an award

 

10am Star Spangled Banner by Dave DeMonico

10:05 group photo with Senator Vercammen

10:17 start running

  The course splits on two locations between Eagle trail and turkey trail. Eagle is more difficult and longer. Women can select “The Option”   What is “The Option?” Ask the Rumson Hashers such as “Tickets” or Read at end details on the legends of hashing.

-Skull & Pirate mugs

- DWI mints

- USA flag calendar

Bumper stickers

Skull  Canvas bags

-Pens

-Yellow T-Shirt My attorney fights to win [You must wear shirt in public]

- Fish Cards- What to do if arrested

Old Water Bottles to use on run day to use with your beverages

Old Belmar 5 Cup

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     This is a traditional hash run with no nice warm bathrooms. If ladies need to find a facility, local coffee establishments have facilities

     Volunteers receive free registration, free skull shirt, sandwiches on day they work and day of event. We are only providing sandwiches to volunteers. I will also give each volunteer who requests a 2015 Police Courtesy card [It may work on speeding tickets, etc, not DWI]

  Bring your “water” bottles to fill up for the run.  

Women can have other things for free if they participate in the annual award contests:

    These are not your traditional age group awards- Special talent, fun hidden tattoos, dirtiest, most injured/ bloodied, Nicest chest, , Miss Congeniality, outstanding achievement, best costumes 1,2,3. Everyone with skull or pirate clothes wins an award

Special talent, Nicest chest, best smile.  More details on the hash run at

http://www.njlaws.com/FREEZING_COLD_HASH_RUN.htm.

    We always need volunteers.  Please call 732-572-0500 if you or a friend would like to help out. Helpers and Volunteers always needed for the set ups

           Prior links

 (News 12 TV Show) Freezing Cold Hashhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB-A7he7-bc

Dismal Swamp Edison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8mNv4ZFbWo

Video- Cablevision TV show- 8 inches of snow- Thomas Edison Parkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTMYQ5FVAYw

Photos in the snow and Superfund site2011: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethvercammen/

Photos of run on WWI army depot  2012:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/freezingcoldhash2012/

Sentinel Article:

http://ems.gmnews.com/news/2006/0111/Front_Page/022.html                           

8-degree morning- really cold

http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewImage.asp?AID=1280654&IID=38995334

      Rules of hashing-

Q: What exactly happens on trail?  A: The trail is set by another Hasher called the Hare. The Hare marks the trail in flour or chalk. Periodically the Hare ends the trail with a check, and starts the trail again somewhere nearby. The Hashers - called a Pack - try to find the continuation of the trail. The idea is that the fast runners will get to the check before the slower runners; will expend a lot of time and energy finding the continuation of the trail; this will allow the slower runners to catch up; and the whole pack - fast and slow - will finish the run at about the same time.

Flour on the ground, a tree, or other object means you are on the trail, except.......

-A circle marked in flour means a check mark, you need to search and find where the trail starts again.

-

F marked in flour means false trail

-An arrow in flour means follow the arrow [possibly to stay on trail and avoid danger]

Arrow means follow

  There is an explanation conducted by the Hare of the marks used at the start of each run. The length of the trail varies from too short to too long. Forty-five minutes for a short run, one and a half hours for a long one.  If there is snow on the ground, we often use orange, blue or yellow surveyors tape. We tie the tape to tree branches. White flour does not appear on white snow. Sometimes they put the flour on the back or side of trees. Two circles with a dot inside is the boob check.

 A typical Hash kennel is a loosely organized group of 20-40 men and women who meet weekly or biweekly to chase the Hare. We follow chalk, flour, or paper, and the trails are never boring. When forced to, well run streets or alleys, but in general we see shiggy . . . fields, forests, jungles, swamps, streams, fences, storm drains, and cliffs. And although some of today’s health-conscious Hashers may shun a cold beer in favor of water or a diet soda, trails end is still a party. Perhaps that’s why they call us the drinking club with a running problem!

Q: What’s an On-In and what is “The Option”? A: That’s the venue (usually a bar) where the trail ends and the party begins. Some bars have actually allowed us to come back for subsequent trails.  Women can take “The Option”, which is lifting their shirts up for the “Hares” so they can get free entry into the next hash run, and an extra free T-shirt and free shot of booze.

Q: The History of Hashing. Why is it called hashing? A: Hashing . . . its a mixture of athleticism and sociability, hedonism and hard work; a refreshing break from the nine-to-five routine. Hashing is an exhilaratingly fun combination of running, orienteering, and partying, where bands of Harriers and Harriettes chase Hares on eight-to-ten kilometer-long trails through town, country, jungle, and desert, all in search of exercise, camaraderie, and good times. 

Hashing, as we know it today, began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1938, when a group of restive British company men started a hare & hounds running group. They named the group after their meeting place, the Selangor Club, aka the Hash House. Hash House Harrier runs were patterned after the traditional British public school paper chase.

    A Hare would be given a short head start to blaze a trail, marking his devious way with shreds of paper, soon to be pursued by a shouting pack of Harriers. Only the Hare knew where he was going . . . the Harriers followed his marks to stay on trail. Apart from the excitement of chasing down the wily Hare, solving the Hares marks and reaching the end was its own reward, for there, thirsty Harriers would find a tub of iced-down beer. 

Hashing died during World War II (Japanese occupying forces being notoriously opposed to civilian fun), but came back to life in the post-war years, spreading slowly through Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand, then exploding in popularity in the late 70s and early 80s. Today there are thousands of Hash House Harrier clubs in all parts of the world, complete with newsletters, directories, and regional and world Hashing conventions. Despite its growth, Hashing hasn’t strayed far from its British and Malaysian roots. 

The above Info from:

http://web.hashnyc.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=42

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Fun photos and videos:

2012 Facebook event

http://www.facebook.com/events/122255307805513/

Featured on TV News12 NJ and Cablevision.        

 (News 12 TV Show) Freezing Cold Hash

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredsoo/sets/72157623195354544/

http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewImage.asp?AID=1280654&IID=38995334

  (Cablevision - TV Show) Dismal Swamp - Edison

http://www.njlaws.com/freezing_cold_hash_run_dismal_swamp.htm

 Video (Cablevision - TV Show) Thomas Edison Park

http://www.njlaws.com/freezing_cold_hash_run_snow.htm

Sentinel Article: http://ems.gmnews.com/news/2006/0111/Front_Page/022.html                       

Photos from prior years

Laura S   photos

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.46595946052.68137.722731052&l=dcf17

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethvercammen/

 

 Please make $23.00 checks payable to Vercammen PC, and mail along with this page to:

Kenneth Vercammen Law Office, NJ Personal Injury Law Center

2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817

 

Name: _______________________________________


Age: ________________

 

Email address: ________________________________

 

Sex (circle one) straight/other

 

Waiver of Injury: I hash for fun and admit if I get hurt its my own fault. I recognize that no one has insurance and agree not to file any type of claim or lawsuit ever.

 

________________________________________________________

Signature              Date

The men of the Rumson Hash Run every Saturday at 10:17 hotline 732-219-0301


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Facebook Hash club:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/209947749037775/

Prior links, photos and videos:

2012 Facebook photos

http://www.facebook.com/events/122255307805513/

Featured on TV News12 NJ and Cablevision.        

 (News 12 TV Show) Freezing Cold Hash

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredsoo/sets/72157623195354544/

http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewImage.asp?AID=1280654&IID=38995334

  (Cablevision - TV Show) Dismal Swamp - Edison

http://www.njlaws.com/freezing_cold_hash_run_dismal_swamp.htm

 Video (Cablevision - TV Show) Thomas Edison Park

http://www.njlaws.com/freezing_cold_hash_run_snow.htm

2011 photos

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredsoo/sets/72157623195354544/

2010 photos

http://www.flickr.com/search/show/?q=freezing+cold+hash

2009- cold

2008: the weather was 51 Two Beer & Spirit stops

2007: the weather was 70

2006: the weather was 37

Photos:

Video: (News 12 TV Show) Freezing Cold Hash

2005: the weather was 41 and raining

2004: the weather was 8 (really, really freezing cold)
Photos:http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewImage.asp?AID=1280654 mp;IID=38995334

2003: the weather was 5 inches of snow(Dismal Swamp, Edison)

Video: (Cablevision - TV Show) Dismal Swamp - Edison

2002: the weather was 14 inches of snow

Video (Cablevision - TV Show) Thomas Edison Park

 

Sentinel Article: http://ems.gmnews.com/news/2006/0111/Front_Page/022.html

December 2006 Home News article: http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006612140304

 GET OUT OF THE HOUSE Be cautious- this is woods running- not a nice road with course marshals. Warning: You may encounter the following hazards to slow you down: Wild Dogs, Rabid Raccoons, rats, marshes, Swamp gas, Sticker bushes, potential exercise, parts of trail underwater, destruction of running shoes and clothes from dirt, loud men over 50, secret trails and more. Brought to you by the Rumson Hash House Harriers- The group that brings you the famous Cheesequake Park Hashathon every November.

THE ON-ON SOCIALIZING (POST RUN) As soon as we are finished, we participate in the On-On for beverages and socializing.

Directions to other weekly hashes held every Saturday at various locations in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, call the Rumson Hash House Harriers Hot Line 732-219-0301

Look for the Hasher banner and guys in old running clothes. 
For information call Run hare Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. at 732-572-0500 days

Waiver of injury form for participants:

I hash for Fun and admit if I get hurt its my own fault. I recognize no one has insurance and agree not to file any type of claim or suit ever.

Never give up!
 Food for volunteers and prizes paid for by 
KENNETH VERCAMMEN, Esq. Fight for your Rights/
ATTORNEY AT LAW 2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
732-572-0500 

The Attorney for the Athletes - Lecturer on Personal Injury and Municipal/ Criminal
- Fast, aggressive representation against tickets

First Place: Indian Trials 3m 2005, 2004; Stroudsburg 5k 2005, 2004; Wildwood 5k, Ocean Winter 4 mile, Edison Lannie 5k, 2004; Washington DC Run for Justice 5K 2002 
CJRR Age group champ 2005,2004, 2002, 1996, 1995

 Q: What exactly happens on trail?  A: The trail is set by another Hasher called the Hare. The Hare marks the trail in flour or chalk. Periodically the Hare ends the trail with a check, and starts the trail again somewhere nearby. The Hashers - called a Pack - try to find the continuation of the trail. The idea is that the fast runners will get to the check before the slower runners; will expend a lot of time and energy finding the continuation of the trail; this will allow the slower runners to catch up; and the whole pack - fast and slow - will finish the run at about the same time. 

Flour on the ground, a tree, or other object means you are on the trail, except.......

-A circle marked in flour means a check mark, you need to search and find where the trail starts again.

-F marked in flour means false trail

-An arrow in flour means follow the arrow [possibly to stay on trail and avoid danger]

  There is an explanation conducted by the Hare of the marks used at the start of each run. The length of the trail varies from too short to too long. Forty-five minutes for a good run, one and a half hours for a lousy one. Bring money on the run to be ready for the bar.

If there is snow on the ground, we often use orange, blue or yellow surveyors tape. We tie the tape to tree branches. White flour does not appear on white snow. Sometimes we put the flour on the back or side of trees.

 A typical Hash kennel is a loosely organized group of 20-40 men and women who meet weekly or biweekly to chase the Hare. We follow chalk, flour, or paper, and the trails are never boring. When forced to, well run streets or alleys, but in general we see shiggy . . . fields, forests, jungles, swamps, streams, fences, storm drains, and cliffs. And although some of today’s health-conscious Hashers may shun a cold beer in favor of water or a diet soda, trails end is still a party. Perhaps that’s why they call us the drinking club with a running problem! 


Q: What’s an On-In? A: That’s the venue (usually a bar) where the trail ends and the party begins. Some bars have actually allowed us to come back for subsequent trails.

Q: The History of Hashing. Why is it called hashing? A: Hashing . . . its a mixture of athleticism and sociability, hedonism and hard work; a refreshing break from the nine-to-five routine. Hashing is an exhilaratingly fun combination of running, orienteering, and partying, where bands of Harriers and Harriettes chase Hares on eight-to-ten kilometer-long trails through town, country, jungle, and desert, all in search of exercise, camaraderie, and good times. 

Hashing, as we know it today, began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1938, when a group of restive British company men started a hare & hounds running group. They named the group after their meeting place, the Selangor Club, aka the Hash House. Hash House Harrier runs were patterned after the traditional British public school paper chase.

    A Hare would be given a short head start to blaze a trail, marking his devious way with shreds of paper, soon to be pursued by a shouting pack of Harriers. Only the Hare knew where he was going . . . the Harriers followed his marks to stay on trail. Apart from the excitement of chasing down the wily Hare, solving the Hares marks and reaching the end was its own reward, for there, thirsty Harriers would find a tub of iced-down beer. 

Hashing died during World War II (Japanese occupying forces being notoriously opposed to civilian fun), but came back to life in the post-war years, spreading slowly through Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand, then exploding in popularity in the late 70s and early 80s. Today there are thousands of Hash House Harrier clubs in all parts of the world, complete with newsletters, directories, and regional and world Hashing conventions. Despite its growth, Hashing hasn’t strayed far from its British and Malaysian roots. 

The above info from: http://web.hashnyc.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=42

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