Have you ever seen a group of totally diverse and unrelated people running madly about, following symbols marked in flour and shouting nonsensical terms like “On On?” If you have, they would have been Hash House Harriers – an International Drinking Group with a running problem.
Although I had actually heard of this group, I didn’t really understand what they were all about until I experienced my first Darkside, Leapday, After Dark Run on Feb 29th.
I went expecting an athletic adventure, possibly a race. What I found was a totally quirky activity that was as much social as athletic. The group consisted of both genders and ages ranging from late teens to seventies and even a few dogs. The only thing that many people seemed to have in common is that they had either worked or studied in at least one other country. (more…)