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 5 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 hash week begins on Saturdays with the CSH3. It’s a mixed hash with a long heritage – starting in 1991 and celebrating 1,000 runs in 2011. The group is arguably the largest hash in Chiang Mai, with up to 40 regulars from the fast FRBs to the Saturday afternoon strollers. All welcome
On Thursday it’s time for the Happy Hash (CH4), a smaller, more intimate hash with slightly different traditions (such as sitting down during the circle). It is a young hash, dating back to 2004, and ran on Saturdays and Sundays before moving to a more convenient Thursday. It may be a ‘different’ hash, but many of the regulars join in both days. All welcome
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.
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.