Geoje Hash 

The Koje-do HHH was born in 1981 and resides on Koje (Geoje) Island, South Korea at the foreign residents club (GFRA) in Okpo.  Koje is an island just south of the southern city of Busan.  We hash twice each month on Sunday and meet at the GFRA at 10:30 AM for an 11 AM start.  Due to the mountainous terrain of South Korea, we spend the better part of the afternoon hiking through the islands hills and villages, hence the Koje Hash is more a hiking group than a running one.  We boast to be a family friendly hash, with children (and dogs) welcome.

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

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COOKS AND HARES NEEDED
 

Hashers - your HHH needs you!  If you've ever wanted to volunteer and participate in the organisation of a Hash, now is your chance.  Have you recently walked and found the ideal trail for your fellow hashers?  Got a new recipe you want to try out on an unsuspecting crowd?  Then now is your chance to shine ...

There is always a sign-up sheet available in the club for you to volunteer your services to either cook or hare for the Hash.  If you are nervous about laying a trail or cooking for a large group of people, don't let that put you off as there are plenty of seasoned hashers who can help you plan and organise.  Let a member of the committee know of your interest or team up with other members and volunteer.

Koje-Do Hash House Harriers - Mud, Sweat and Beers

ABOUT THE HASH:

The Hash House Harriers (H3) is an international drinking club with a running problem that started in 1938 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Now there are more than 1,700 hashes all over the world, and as we hashers like to say, if you have half a mind to hash, well, that is all you need!!!


HASH HISTORY: A Drinking Club with a Running Problem ...

Hashing began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1938, when a casual group of British colonial officers and expatriates began meeting on Monday evenings to run, in a fashion patterned after the traditional British paper chase, to rid themselves of the excesses of the previous weekend.  This original group consisted of four members: Cecil Lee, Frederick "Horse" Thomson, Ronal "Torch" Bennett, and Albert Stephen (A.S.) Ignacious "G" Gispert.  John Woodrow was also an original member of the group, but is rarely credited as a founder, having left Malaysia soon after the war and returning to Scotland.


After meeting for some months, they were informed by the Registrar of Societies that as a "group", they would require a constitution and an official name.  A.S Gispert suggested the name "Hash House Harriers" in homage to the Selangor Club Annex, where the mean were billeted, so name the "Hash House" for its notoriously monotonous food.  The final word, "Harriers", refers to the role of those in the chase, where the "hare" was given a head start to blaze a trail and mark his path with shreds of paper, and then pursed by a shouting pact of "harriers".  Apart from the excitement of chasing the hare and finding the "true" path, harriers reaching the end of the trail would be rewarded with beer, ginger beer.


  The Constitution of the Hash House Harriers is laid out in the following philosophy from a KL city club registration card dated 1950:
To promote physical fitness among our members

·         To get rid of weekend hangovers

·         To acquire a good thirst and to satisfy it in beer 

-      To persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel




 

 

CONTACT MISMANAGEMENT:


Hash Email Address:  kojehhh@gmail.com

 

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