Signs & Terms

GRH3 Hashing basic terminology:

  • Bring money to give to the hare. “Hash Cash” is a (non-tax deductable) donation collected from runners participating in a hash. Typically $5.00 covering the HIGH cost of beer & light snacks. At times that are announced, bring a 6 pack of beer to share instead. Hashers are responsible for food /alcohol purchases that they make at venues.
  • Bring a whistle to use during the hash. Be sure you are “on trail” before blowing, this helps keep the group together. Bring sidewalk chalk or a small piece of gypsum board (AKA Dry Wall) to help mark trails for those behind you.
  • It is not advised to wear new shoes or clothing that suggests competition – but you can. Warning: You may have to swim, run through mud and/or shiggy. Bring a change of shoes and maybe clothing.
  • A sense of humor is essential.
  • Naming: this takes places when appropriate whether it be your first hash or your fifth. When the time is right and the naming is appropriate that is when the naming will be. Be ware as we are all watching you…

On On to Hashing


GRH3 Hashing terms:

  • Hare(s) – the person laying the trail.
  • Harriers – the folks chasing the hare.
  • Shiggy – thorns, bushes, trees, weeds, mud, water crossings, etc.
  • On One – means you found one trail mark.
  • On Two – means you found a second trail mark.
  • On Three – means you found a third trail mark and you are on
  • On On (yelling this) – means you are on the true/correct trail (blow your whistle now!).
  • Beer Near – there is beer ior beverage somewhere close.
  • On In – the end of the trail. This is a place where hashers circle up, socialize, drink beer, etc.
  • On On On – the party after the run where hashers continue to socialize, drink beer, etc.
  • Water – means just that (anything from a puddle to a lake.)
  • FRBs – “front running bastards”, the quickest runners.
  • SCBs – “short cutting bastards”, runners who don’t follow the trail (e.g.¬†ponygirl).
  • Virgin – someone who has never hashed before.
  • Wanker – a non-hasher.
  • Muggle – a non-hasher
h3on This is a mark made with a blob of flour. Find three in a row and you definitely are “on trail”.
h3on2 This is a “hare arrow”. You are definitely “on trail”.
turn This is a “hare arrow” indicating a turn. Usually used at intersections and only by really nice hares. You are definitely “on trail”.
packarropackarro2 This is a “pack arrow” drawn by a helpful hasher who thinks they are “on trail”. Remember, only hares get to draw full arrows.
check3check4check3b This is a “check” drawn with chalk or flour. The trail has stopped and you have to run around like an idiot trying to find more marks. Three blobs of flour indicates the trail… not one, not two, but THREE marks have to be found! If you only find one or two then go back to the check and try again.
check5bcheck5 This is a “check” indicating the direction in which the trail was discovered. Note to FRBs: Go back and mark the checks!
check6 This is a “check” indicating a false trail was found and where other trail was discovered. Parable: The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.
check7 This is a “check” with lots of pack marks that a dog walked over.
dblarro This is an “either-or check”. The trail will continue in one or the other directions, but not both. Compare to “Eagle and Turkey Split” below. Don’t forget to mark this check also!
falsefalse2 The trail has ended as a “false trail”. Three lines indicate a false trail regardless of marks or arrows. Go back to the LAST CHECK and look harder for another trail.
beernear “Beer Near”
split “Eagle and Turkey Split”. From here the trail goes off in BOTH directions and you must choose. No, it doesn’t mean easy and tough.
nomark No marks. You are “off trail” and probably lost. Don’t blow your whistle. Yell “R-U” or listen for whistles to find the pack.

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