Hash House Harriers in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a beautiful city in the north of Thailand, located in a valley that is surrounded by mountains and great hashing countryside. Set off in any direction from the city and within 30 minutes you’ll be hidden away in a discrete location surrounded by great running trails.  It’s no wonder that Chiang Mai attracts hashers and there are 4 kennels now regularly running.  Each has a slightly different feel and flavour, but all are focused on having an enjoyable run, followed up by plenty of beers!

The Happy Hash (CH4) is a fun relaxed group that runs on Thursday evenings. Each week the hare takes on the role of GM so every week has a different feel. After the run hashers sit down and enjoy a beer. It is a young hash, dating back to 2004, and ran on Saturdays and Sundays before moving to the more convenient Thursday. All are welcome :) with many of those running on Thursdays also join the other hashes. All the regulars have a say in what goes on.

During the week the men get together for the male-only hash, which meets on Mondays. This is the oldest hash and started in 1981! The run is followed by a fun circle and then, for most, a night out in town. Men only.

On Saturdays there is the CSH3. It’s a mixed hash with a long heritage – starting in 1991 and celebrating 1,000 runs in 2011. The group has a long tradition and many traditions.

Once a month it’s the ladies turn – the Bunny hash dates from 2001 and meets normally once a month on a Monday.  It lets the ladies get away from the men for an evening – although men are sometimes invited to this hash.

The Diamond hash was a pure ladies only hash, meeting on the second Wednesday of the month, however at the moment this is not running in the absence of founder and champion Anything.