1Parkview Ct, North Brunswick, NJ, 08902, New Jersey, US

Start Date

01/08/2022

Activities: Obstacle course, Obstacle course 4.69 Miles

Secret Mystery Winter Trail Run FCH

5 Mile Eagle Trail Run and  mile Turkey Group Run

Sat. Jan. 8, 2022 10:17am   

Location: Secret Mystery wooded area North Brunswick/ East Bruns, South B

 For those registered, an email will be sent with secret start location.  

POTENTIAL EXCITING DANGERS / CHALLENGES

- Get bitten by starving animals     - Slip on ice & break bones

   - Cut your leg on sharp branches     - Crawl under barbed wire         

- 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 marsh                           - Exploding gas pipelines   

- Giant Sticker bushes                   - Slide off mud cliffs

- Get hit in head with cement              - Bad drivers from New York who don’t speak English   

 Super pissed off hunters angry that the hashers ran on their land and scared away the deer, -Possible nudity by women

$30.00 DAY OF EVENT.  Volunteer receive free beer and goodies.    Please bring a can food donation for St. Matthews Edison Food Bank

   Post Run Party held at secret location to be emailed to pre-registered. 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 & giveaways at the post race social. You don’t even need to run to participate. Register online at runsignup. Money goes to pay for post race party.

See past video of fun at www.njlaws.com/FREEZING_COLD_HASH_RUN.html

Trail set by “hare” The Senator Ken Vercammen (The runner in the red, white & blue flag shorts Captain America)   

 To help out email to  Kenvnjlaw@yahoo.com

Look for the Hash skull banner at the start. Wear skull or pirate clothes.

Brought to you by the Rumson Hash House Harriers.  Free for volunteers. There are no t-shirts or medals so vendors don't need to bother us.

Prizes provided by Kenneth Vercammen Law Office

  For those registered, an email will be sent with secret start location. To register, please go to Register online  to be set up soon

Trail set by “hare” The Senator Ken Vercammen (The runner in the red, white & blue flag shorts Captain America)   Look for the Hash skull banner at the start.

Brought to you by the Rumson Hash House Harriers.

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

Schedule  

10:00    Star-Spangled Banner by Dave DeMonico [legendary Evil Jesus]

10:05    Group photo with Senator Vercammen

10:17    Run begins - rain, snow or shine Wear old sneakers and black socks

Walker/ Turkey trail approx 1.9 mile

Eagle trail approx 5.3, although there is a split and you can shortcut back. Bring your cellphone to take photos and videos on trail.

11:30 Circle up in parking lot near start, socialize,

11:55 Drive to the secret bar. Voted best wings. You pay for your own food

12:00 The bar opens, but free beer not provided until 12:30

12:30    Post-race party  - We provide Free pitchers of Bud Light and PBR. 12:30-1:30  Please tip Denise the bartender. All other drinks you pay for.

12:45 Dan Fabrizio & others give awards to women for special talent

Please bring a canned food donation for St. Matthews Edison Food Bank.

 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. When there is snow we put the flour on the sides of trees, or use orange spray 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. 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.

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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

  Blue survey tape on trees or ground is not for our group and should be ignored.

Ignore Red or pink survey tape that has sharpie writing or says wetlands delineation.

  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. If booze or nudity offends you, then this event is not for you.

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

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  1. Secret Mystery Winter Trail Run 5 Mile Eagle Trail Run and 2 mile Turkey GROUP RUN Jan 9, 2021

    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. Please bring a can food donation for the St. James Food Bank. If you are unable to run you can volunteer. Volunteers receive free beer, food, free yellow 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! Dan’s 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 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 - Slide off mud cliffs off bridges Waiver of Injury: I hash for fun and admit if I get hurt it’s my own fault. I recognize that no one has insurance and agree not to file any type of claim or lawsuit ever. Facebook Hash club: http://www.facebook.com/groups/209947749037775/ 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 2012 photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/freezingcoldhash2012/ 2011 photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennethvercammen/ 2010 photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredsoo/sets/72157623195354544/ (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 Entry form if you don’t have Internet: Please make $23.00 checks payable to Vercammen Assoc. PC, and mail along with this flyer to: Kenneth Vercammen Law Office, 2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817. [We prefer you register online at Active.com] Free for volunteers Name: ____________________________________________Age: ______________ Email address: _____________________________________________________ Sex (circle one) straight/other/ none Phone: ____________________________________ Waiver of Injury: I hash for fun and admit if I get hurt it’s my own fault. I recognize that no one has insurance and agree not to file any type of claim or lawsuit ev
    Activity Starts: 1/8/2022 10:17 - Activity Ends:
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      Registration closes : 1/6/2022 06:00
      Race fee : $20.00
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