Ebonyi Hash House Harriers
We are an international group of a non-competitive running and social club. (A drinking club with a running problem). We are called hashers and the activity we engage in is called hashing.
The circle is part of the tradition in hashing and it’s done before a run and after the run. The circle is led by the leader or an appointed person (GM: Grand Master and RA: Religious Adviser).
A down down is a means of rewarding or recognizing a hasher for their action or behavior. The hasher is asked to consume without pause the contents of his or her drinking vessel, or risk pouring the remaining contents on his or her head.
Icing is a means of creating fun in the hash, by bringing a hasher to the circle to sit on the ice (ice block) or in the absence of any ice block, to sit on the bare floor. The hasher is poured water as a hashit. It’s also as punishment for those who disobey the traditions of the hash or disrupt the circle.
The hash songs are the songs we sing during the circle and the run. These songs are composed from all works of life and can be found in the hash song book.
Some Of Our Activities On A Normal Hashing Events
A BEER STOP
FOLLOWING THE TRAIL FOR THE LOVE OF BEER
More Of Our Hash Traditions
Hash names are names given to hashers. In some kennels, the name must be earned – that is, Hashers are not named until they have done something outstanding, unusual, or enough to warrant one. Hashers who have not been named usually bear a prefix of “Just” or “Nameless” or simply a “Virgin”.
The traditional closing song of the circle is the hash hymn which is “Swing low, Sweet chariots”. Same tune as the original lyrics, it is sang with gestures. It commands respects and it is highly reverend. It is one of the few things that remain constant in the hashing world. The hash hymn is as a recognition to our fallen hashers, who have gone before us to the next world.
Many Kennels have their own logo. Every Kennel is known by their own unique logo.
9th Nash Hash Local Organizing Committee
GM Mother Theresa
LOC VICE CHAIRMAN
RA Cunt Physician