A Hares and Hounds Guide to Hashing in the Physical Distancing Era (updated March 21, 2021)
These are challenging and uncertain times. Our goal is to allow members the opportunity to get outside and enjoy some exercise
while at the same time keeping everyone safe and in compliance with the Public Health Officer’s directives.
Confirm your haring date with the hare raiser at email@example.com
Planning - Plan to set a typical VH3 trail of length of 4.5 - 6.9km of true trail.
Time slots - as mentioned above hashes can be held from Friday to Sunday with one-hour time slots. It is up to
the hares to provide the time period. So for example it can be from 4 pm on Friday or the first time slots could be Saturday
morning. It is important to maximize the time slots and have a start time and end time on each day.
Setting trail - Normal distances for backcheck (=) and checkbacks (X) are encouraged although as hashers are running either solo or in a small group, shorter checkbacks are encouraged. Special markings are at the discretion of the hare, but it is suggested that they use well known and well used markings to prevent any confusion.
If offering time slots over two/three days, please check your trail on the second and/or third day to ensure that it is still intact.
The BC - the beer cooler should be at the end of the trail and near where the trail started so hashers can grab their beer and leave. Ensure that you have hand sanitizer available and a container for hash cash. Have a list of hashers that are expected so they can check themselves in.
You need to book your time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. No exceptions – you
can’t just show up and hash as we can’t risk having groups of 5 or 6. You cannot book for someone else. If for some
reason you do not want to be paired with other hashers mention it during signup and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
If you cannot make the hash email email@example.com and you will be removed from the list.
Currently the hash is not accepting visitors from out of the Victoria area, in keeping with the PHO order of socializing within our household and small bubble. When the PHO order is lifted we will welcome back visitors.
Virgins – who reside in Victoria – are allowed on a hash but need to be paired with a local hasher who they know and is familiar with our Covid protocols and markings
If you are unwell or exhibiting worsening symptoms (including but not limited to coughing, sore throat, fever), or have returned
from another province we ask that you stay home and avoid hashing for at least 14 days. Hashers need to be in the region (Greater Victoria and
Gulf Islands) for at least 14 days before the hash.