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