3 & 5 MILE GROUP RUN
Brought to you by the Rumson Hash House Harriers.
Sat. Jan. 4, 2014, 10am
START: Kenneth Vercammen Law Office, 2053 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, NJ 08817
Look for the Hash skull banner
TO REGISTER GO TO: http://www.active.com/running/edison-nj/freezing-cold-hash-run-2014-hi284
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 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. Follow the trail to the finish.
POTENTIAL EXCITING DANGERS / CHALLENGES IF YOU LEAVE THE TRAIL
- Get bitten by starving animals
- Slip on ice & break bones
- Buried bombs with mustard gas
- 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 Raritan River 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 on mud cliffs off bridges
$20.00 TO RUN. FREE skull T-SHIRT for Pre-registered.
$25.00 DAY OF EVENT. VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE A SKULL SHIRT AND OPEN BAR! PLEASE BRING A CAN FOOD DONATION FOR THE ST. JAMES FOOD BANK. POST RUN SOCIAL HELD AT THE GREEN DERBY BAR, SITE OF THE ON-ON BREWS. 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
Volunteers needed. Call run hare Senator Ken Vercammen at 732-572-0500 (The runner in the red, white & blue flag shorts)
T- Shirt pick up: Kenneth Vercammen Law Office
2053 Woodbridge Ave.,Edison, NJ
Please make $20.00 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
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.
The men of the Rumson Hash Run every Saturday at 10:17 hotline 732-219-0301
Facebook Hash club:
Prior links, photos and videos:
2012 Facebook photos
Featured on TV News12 NJ and Cablevision.
(News 12 TV Show) Freezing Cold Hash
(Cablevision - TV Show) Dismal Swamp - Edison
Video (Cablevision - TV Show) Thomas Edison Park
2008: the weather was 51 Two Beer & Spirit stops
2007: the weather was 70
2006: the weather was 37
Video: (News 12 TV Show) Freezing Cold Hash
2005: the weather was 41 and raining
2004: the weather was 8 (really, really freezing cold)
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
ANNUAL FREEZING COLD HASH RUN
3-5 MILE GROUP RUN - 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. We will visit the nearby Green Derby Bar on Woodbridge Ave, Edison- Free beer for women 21-69, pretzels, more beer, restrooms, beer & heat.
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 and prizes paid for by
KENNETH VERCAMMEN, Esq. Fight for your Rights/
ATTORNEY AT LAW 2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
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
[weekly directions to Rumson Hash 732-219-0301}
DIRECTIONS TO T Shirt Pick up KEN VERCAMMENS OFFICE/ NJ PERSONAL INJURY LAW CENTER and Post Run Social at nearby Green Derby Bar
U.S. Highway 1 North (from South Brunswick/Trenton) Use the Fords exit for Route 514 East (first exit after Morris Goodkind bridge over Raritan River). On Route 514 East (Woodbridge Avenue), proceed to the next traffic light. After light and Green Derby Bar, our office is on the left side, next to Kim’s Kafe and Lottery. Park on Woodbridge Ave, near Green Derby.
U.S. Highway 1 South (from Woodbridge) Pass Wick Plaza & Pathmark. Take exit for Route 514 East jug handle (Woodbridge Ave.).
Take bridge over Route 1 to 514/Woodbridge Ave. On Route 514 East (Woodbridge Avenue), proceed to the next traffic light. After light and Green Derby Bar, our office is on the left side, next to Kim’s Kafe and Lottery on Woodbridge Ave, near Green Derby.
Garden State Parkway North (From Shore area) Use Exit 127 (440/287) and follow signs for Interstate 287 North.
Proceed for approximately one half mile on 287(stay on right side). Look for West 514 Bonhampton section of Edison.
Follow signs for Route 514 West onto 514/ Woodbridge Avenue.
Proceed approximately 4 miles. Our office is on the right, 3 houses past Plainfield Ave. and the small Nixon Post Office. Park on Woodbridge Ave, near Green Derby.
Garden State Parkway South Take Exit 130 to U.S. Highway 1 South. Follow directions from Route 1 South.
New Jersey Turnpike (North and South) Take Exit 10. After toll, follow signs to Highland Park/Route 514 West /Raritan Center.
Get on Rt 514 west, which is Woodbridge Avenue. Go approx. 4 miles.
Interstate Highway 287 North (From Somerville area) Exit at West Route 514 (Woodbridge Avenue). follow signs to Highland Park/Route 514/Raritan Center. Get on Rt 514, which is Woodbridge Avenue. Go approx. 4 miles.
Interstate Highway 287 South (Rt. 440 from Staten Island) Exit at Route 514 West (Woodbridge Avenue). Follow sign for Raritan Center, Middlesex County College and Bonhampton section of Edison. Follow signs to /Route 514
Get on Rt 514, which is Woodbridge Avenue. Go approx. 4 miles.