Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Krampuslauf Hash – Sat. Dec. 7th

Be afraid, be very afraid. Hare Blowing You Softly promises you a terrifying hash in the vicinity of East Rock Park in New Haven.

New info:
When: On-out is 2:00pm.
Where: Meet at the East Rock Park Range Station/Trowbridge Environmental Center at the corner of Orange and Cold Spring Streets. From the corner, walk into the park and look for the covered area. You can park at Wilbur Cross High School, across the street.
What: Trail is A to Aish, 3-5 miles, possibly live, plenty of shiggy and some refreshments along the way.

So, why should you be afraid? Well, have you ever heard of Krampus???

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.

Krampus

Henceforth, this year, New Haven Hash House Harriers will celebrate Krampusnacht with our first Krampuslauf….because we all know we all should’ve been captured by Krampus many, many years ago….

“Krampus is celebrated on Krampusnacht, which takes place on the eve of St. Nicholas’ Day. In Austria, Northern Italy and other parts of Europe, party-goers masquerade as devils, wild-men, and witches to participate in Krampuslauf (Krampus Run). Intoxicated and bearing torches, costumed devils caper and carouse through the streets terrifying child and adult alike.”

It was nice knowing you all.

Hashmat 2014 – 7 hashy sins

The 7th annual Hashmat will take place from February 14, 2014 at 7pm to February 16, 2014 at 2pm

Friday pre-lube Pub Crawl: 7pm, location TBD, Hare Tap That Teacher
Saturday Start – O’Tooles Restaurant & Pub – 157 Orange St, New Haven
Sunday Fat Boy: 11am, location and hare TBD

https://store.hashspace.com/product.php?productid=16974&cat=256

So, what do I get for my hard earned cash?

Cost: $35 pre registered or $40 show up at the door – includes Friday / Saturday and Sunday hash, beer, crap that we give away, beer, ride to and from train if you need it, beer, lunch on Saturday, beer, annual hash event bragging rights and BEER!

A little hashy background:
The New Haven Hash House Harriers (NH4) is notorious for its annual Hashmat Hash, commemorating the events of August 23, 2007, its founding year. On that date, kennel co-founder Dr. Gonad was cuffed and stuffed by the local constabulary after his shitty trail markings caused a bioterrorism scare. Dr. G has sensibly fled the country, but the New Haven Poison Ivy League kennel of the International Hash House Harriers lives on, and we commemorate the “first-degree breach of peace” in February every year. Join us this year for our seventh commemoration and our celebration of the 7 Hashy Sins!
The New Haven Hash House Harriers (NH4) is notorious for its annual Hashmat Hash, commemorating the events of August 23, 2007, its founding year. On that date, kennel co-founder Dr. Gonad was cuffed and stuffed by the local constabulary after his shitty trail markings caused a bioterrorism scare. Dr. G has sensibly fled the country, but the New Haven Poison Ivy League kennel of the International Hash House Harriers lives on, and we commemorate the “first-degree breach of peace” in February every year. Join us this year for our seventh commemoration and our celebration of the 7 Hashy Sins!

Turkey Trail – Saturday, Nov. 23rd

The next New Haven hash will be Saturday, November 23rd at 2:45 p.m., the Turkey Trail. Pack away at 3:00 p.m. sharp.

It is a Turkey trail in that you may go past houses where people will soon be eating turkey, otherwise (in the grumpy traditionalist Smashmouth style) there will be:

NO theme
NO pre-lube
NO (or minimal) shiggy
NO false trails
NO beer checks
NO standing around in the cold at the end
NO nudity
AND NO f*cking haberdashery!

But YES to a fine new (to the Hash, AFAIK) bar selling cheap beer. That part is already set.

Saturday start will be at the Branford Supply Ponds. Turn north off the Post Road (betw. Exits 54 and 55) on Chestnut St. by Tommy Sullivans, go under highway and park in one of the several little parking lots by the lake. Trail A to B.