Many of you have for sure already heard the news: this April our dear Meanstreak passed away.
A memorial run is being planned in his honor for Sunday, June 5. For more current information and to sign up, please see here .
Join us for our annual Zurich Red Dress Charity Run on 9 July 2016 (2 p.m.) at GZ Hottingen.
Ladies (and gentlemen…), have you always wanted to wear a lovely red dress and run through the city?
Or are you a charitable soul who loves to do something good for the community rather than simply handing over cash?
Or would you like to have a fun run and at the same time do something that is meaningful to others?
Or would you just love to spend some time with your friends, sipping a drink while idly walking through the city and feeling good because you have just helped make a sick child smile?
If you were able to say a happy ‘YES’ to anyone of the above questions, then this is the right event for you.
We are a social running / walking club that meets every Thursday evening, on the first Saturday of the month, and we recently started meeting every 3rd Sunday!, with each run starting from a different place in and around Zürich. We also have regular events for families with children, regular social events and some big events each year.
Don’t miss our next run!
We would love to meet you. Check out our upcumming events on meet up (to the right).
Early information and sign up for next year’s Sola. We’ll give priority to anyone who couldn’t get a place in 2015.
The race starts with a ladies stretch 1 at 7:30 (8:00 for the fast team) in the misty Hönggerberg woods. Then runners 2 to 7 head out into Engstringen, up and along the Uetliberg and back into town, finishing at the beautiful University Irchel. The afternoon runners 8-12 start at 12:30 (13:00 fast team). The trail heads through Forch to Egg and comes back to Witikon. 2 short runs from there to the finish at Irchel complete the race. This is the complete route. We meet at tents across the lake from the finish (see the picture for the view from our beer stop).
(Friday January 22 – Sunday January 24, 2016)
A full Weekend of hashy fun, snow, trails, ice, cold drinks, fabulous Food, and much more, including stylish haberdashery.
The real animals of the Hash Kingdom, from close and afar, gathered around the Zurich Zoo to celebrate Winterfest 2016. Trails were laid and mostly found. Beer was downed, and mostly kept down. Delicious food was gorged on and reportedly resulted in multiple orgasms. Quim de la quim was invented, licked and gobbled down. Shamcock finally found his long lost son and we named him Smoking Cock.
Other highlights included:
The Naked Run – A hardy group of naked, drunk hashers braved the snow, cold and frost to follow a lengthy and complex trail of paprika chips around the building. Highlights included narrowly avoiding being stuck to a frozen car and a delightfully revealing circle RA’ed by But His Nut.
Shoe fairies – The highly-amusing and very artistic shoe fairies appeared during the night and made Slippery Digit‘s Sunday morning lay a little more time-consuming than he had planned.
The 2015 Red Dress R*n took place on a sunny August 22 this year and raised a healthy CHF1’650 for Stiftung Theodora, the charity that sends clowns into hospital to entertain sick children. 47 hashers and guests turned up, all splendidly attired in red dresses, men, women and children alike. The day was balmy and bright, and the hashers were barmy and bright red.
Early in the r*n we passed close to the Zürich Children’s Hospital, a major host for the clowns that we were supporting, and the venue of one of our first on-hash challenge. We had been told to be quiet in order not to disturb the children, and to forgo our normal shouts of ‘On-on!’ telling the rest of the running pack that we were on trail and where we were. Of course some of our number chose to head up the hill along a false trail. As we could not call out to them, they plodded on upwards, eyes firmly fixed on the road looking for flour, while those of us that knew better gesticulated in the equivalent of a bellow to tell them where the trail really went. Gesticulation is really no substitute for a good ‘Onon!’ shout, and so some of them were out of sight before they found out their mistake. It took them a while to catch up.
Further up the hill, a passing motorist’s eyebrows disappeared into his hairline at the spectacle of several large and hairy men prancing around in red dresses. Fortunately, the road was straight as he cruised slowly by staring fixedly out of the side window – he did not feel brave enough to open it and ask what we were doing, and so no doubt had a good, if not very credible, tale to tell to his family over dinner that evening.
The beer stop was a playground on a winding trail that followed a stream back down the mountain. Hashers, beer and swings and slides led to an inevitable result and we exercised the Zürich hash motto, ‘It’s never too late to have a happy childhood’, before heading down back to venue at Hottingerplatz. Here, there is a large fountain with multiple drinking points where children, dogs and hot hashy feet could take a dip and cool off. We took a group photo and presented a cheque to the volunteer from the Stiftung, who was bemused but grateful, and then headed off for the circle.
The circle was large, raucous and well-oiled. Transgressors, real and imagined were hauled in to down-down their punishments, as were those ‘guilty’ of great and good deeds. Dresses were subjected to a the critical gaze of the RAs, and the wearers of any found not to be red enough, nor dressy enough were subjected to the usual sanctions.
Special thanks should go to Wet & Ready for negotiating the labyrinth of local regulations to bring the r*n into being, with a little help from our friends (Copwiler and guests). Additional appreciation is owed to Furry Asscandy, who donated all the beer, thus enabling us to reach the heady total of CHF1’650 for the charity donation. We shall be doing it again. We have a target to beat now, so see you next year!
The Indian Sub-continent Nash Hash 2016 is coming up on 25-27 March 2016 in Agra.
“Delhi/Capital/Party Hash House Harriers – the three hashes of Delhi invite you to get your hashing backsides & attached bodies to the NASH HASH of INDIA to be held in Agra from March 25th to 27th 2016. This Hash is dedicated as an Ode to our Numero Uno Hasher of India – who is no more with us in body but definitely present in spirit
AVI ”Love Chicken” BINDRA who founded the 1st Hash of India at Delhi known as Delhi Hash House Harriers on December 31st 1983.”
Please see http://www.nashhash2016agra.com/ for more details.
Also coming up to the east is Interhash 2016 in Bali. Please see http://www.interhash2016.com/ for more info.