Hashing FAQ

How do I get to be a Hasher with Cape Fear H3?

Show up! (and don’t let us scare you away after the first time) Our members are continually changing due to the nature of this great city. Regular participation in our Saturday Hashes will let you experience one of the most diverse, entertaining, and sometimes down right obnoxious and disgusting crowd of beer drinkers with a running problem that you will ever come across. Once a Hasher, always a Hasher.

Click on the First Time Hashers link to see more about what to expect…

Where can I find out where the hashes start?

You’re here! Click on the NEXT TRAIL link for the start location of our next trail.  Click on the HARE LINE link for the CFH3 schedule of trails.  Follow the Cape Fear H3 Facebook Paage to get weekly trail start locations.

Why should I hash?

  • If you’re going to run, you should run for a purpose. There’s no better purpose than BEER !
  • What else are you doing on a Saturday afternoon that can taste so good and hurt so bad? (That doesn’t increase your family size?)
  • We contribute greatly to the local economy donating large sums of cash in return for ample supplies of FLOUR, CHIG AWAY, OFF, BAND-AIDS, OINTMENT, ICE, SODA, and BEER !
  • Nothing cleans out the system better than flushing out the bladder and breathing really hard. (Even better is the occasional download on the trail or an unexpected projectile Down-Up right after one too many Down-Downs)
  • And the #1 reason- BEER !

Who should Hash?

YOU SHOULD! Generally this is an ADULT crowd of people that enjoy ADULT camaraderie, ADULT humor, and ADULT beverages. But hey, we just can’t take ourselves THAT seriously. If you like a fun crowd, this is it.  By showing up, you are responsible for the dumb shit that you do.

What can I expect if I am brave (or stupid) enough to show up?

Basically be ready to meet some friendly, entertaining, extroverted, and just plain odd people. We begin at a start point where the Hares take off 15 minutes before the pack, laying a trail with flour or chalk through the streets, woods, briers, swamps, and creeks of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. The pack then tries with varying degrees of success to follow the trail left by the dubious Hares. What makes this all worth the effort is BEER ! (and soda). BEER at the start point, one or more BEER STOPS on the trail, and BEER at the finish point. The ON-AFTER usually involves FOOD and BEER ! Bring a sense of humor, an appetite for your favorite beverage, and possibly a change of clothes in a small bag. Don’t worry about the running part. FRB’s (Front Running Bastards) as well as walkers are equally welcome.