Welcome to the Nairobi Hash House Harriers, the Running Club with a difference . We are a group of people who love to exercise by jogging. We part-take to challenges of all kinds. Socialising is our trend. There is something exciting for everyone, come join us but keep your goals in mind!"
The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to H.H.H. or H3) is an international group of running/drinking clubs. The template for a hash run is for one or more hashers to lay out a running trail, which may include false trails, short cuts and trail breaks to keep the pack together regardless of fitness levels and has been frequently described as ‘a drinking club with a running problem’.. The organization of the Hash House Harriers is completely decentralized, with chapters (also commonly called kennels).
As bachelors, they were billeted in the Selangor Club Annex, known locally as the Hash House, because of its monotonous food. Their runs were patterned after the traditional British paper chase. A hare was given a head start to blaze a trail, marking his devious way with shreds of paper, all the while pursued by a shouting pack of "harriers." Only the hare knew where he was going...the harriers followed his clues to stay on trail. Apart from the excitement of chasing the hare and solving the clues, reaching the end was its own reward...for there thirsty harriers would find a tub of iced beer Hashing died out during World War II after the Japanese invasion of Malaysia, but started again shortly after the war, when the original protagonists, minus "G" who had been killed in the Japanese invasion of Singapore, re-assembled in Kuala Lumpur. Apart from a "one off" chapter, formed in the Italian Riviera, (now the Royal Milan and Bordighera Hash), hashing didn't take off until 1962, when Ian Cumming founded the 2nd kennel in Singapore.
It has more than 1700 groups, with at least one Hash in virtually every major city in the world meeting on a weekly or regular basis. Hashing in Kenya began in 1978.