Phuket Hash House Harriers, best known as a Drinking Club With a Running Problem!!
The Hash House Harriers is an international group of non-competitive running, social clubs. At a hash, one or more of our members ("hares") lay a trail, which is then followed by the remainder of the group (the "pack"). The trail periodically ends at a "check" and the pack must find where it begins again; often the trail includes false trails, short cuts and dead ends. These features are designed to keep the pack together despite differences in fitness level or running speed, as front-runners are forced to slow down to find the "true" trail, allowing stragglers to catch up. The end of a trail is an opportunity to socialise, have a drink and participate in the traditional hash "circle".
The Phuket Hash runs every Saturday throughout the year with a pack somewhere over 100. It is a mixed hash, you can even bring your children (be aware there will be very strong language used in the circle). Bring your dog if you must but please keep it chilled & under control.
The run starts at 4:00pm and lasts around an hour, we normally also set a walk which takes a similar amount of time. The circle then starts at 5:30 and also lasts an hour. Run fees are 60 baht for members, 100 baht for non-members and 20 baht for children.
If you are a visitor to Phuket, have never been on a hash before or have been hashing for 20 years, then you're welcome to come along. Membership of the Phuket Hash is automatically awarded on your fifth run with us. There is a hash bus which runs from Patong and Kamala. See our website for further details.
Other PH3 events
- Tinmen (men only)
- Kamala Koma
- Pooying (family)
- Iron Pussy (women only)
- Bike Hash
Check out our always-changing, totally cool Phuket Hash House Harriers website.
Phuket Hash House Harriers supports the Baan Tharn Namchai orphanage in Takua Pa, Phang Nga province.
The orphanage currently houses over 70 children, from infant through 17-years-old. The children who live at the orphanage come from many different backgrounds - some lost one or both of their parents during the 1994 tsunami, others have been abandoned and still others from having been cared for by grandparents that no longer can do so. Instead of living on the streets these children have been taken in and provided for by the orphanage up until they finish their schooling. The orphanage provides a safe place to live within a small, secure environment. Every child goes to school which is funded by the orphanage which pays any fees and provides books, pens and supplies. The orphanage is also trying to make itself self-sustainable through projects such as making and selling handicrafts and food. The latest project is to purchase their land instead of leasing, making it safe for the future. If you wish to make a donation or help in any way then please contact the orphanage directly via their website at www.bnc.or.th