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THINGS HARES NEED TO DO WHEN SETTING A HASH!

 

When setting a hash run, other than having lots of fun, there area few things that Hares must do, and be reminded of:

  1. If you have never set a trail and would like to set a trail let the Hare Raiser know and he/she may be able to team you up with a more seasoned hasher to co-Hare with you.  You can also ask around to see if any of the old-fart hashers would like to set a trail, and especially if you are not an old-fart you might be able to take advantage of their expertise, and they your enthusiastic energy.

  2. It is incumbent upon every Hare(s) to at least break-even on all expenses incurred by their hash. The base rate charged for a hash is $5.00/head to cover the basic cost of the hash and this goes back to the Hash Cash.  It is collected by Hash Cash, or a member of Mismanagement, but the Hare can collect it, and must then turned over to the Hash Cash.  Virgins do not pay for their first hash.  The cost of any additional extras, such as food, trash, rental fees, fares, etc. over and above the base rate must also be collected from hasher to cover extra costs.  Remember, if you end up with a deficit, the Hash Cash may not have the money to cover your expenses. Any exceptional disbursements must be approved by the Mismanagement well in advance of any hash - send an email to haresignup@vh3.ca;

  3. The Hare is responsible for getting flour, beer, washable plastic cups for their hash.  BC Liquor store bags are best for carrying flour, and old water bottles can be use to 'write' in flour.  The beer can be obtained from the hash Brew Master.  Only purchase beer if you know that the hash has NO beer.  Check with the Brew Master on availability of flour, bags and cups.  If the Brew Master has no flour, it can be purchased from the local grocery store. Ditto with regard to plastic cups.  Flour, beer and cups are covered by the base rate of $5.00 head.  Each hasher gets two (2) beers per hash.  Down-down beers are also covered by the base rate.

  4. If you are arranging a restaurant/pub for the on-after, it is a particularly good idea to book ahead to avoid disappointments.

  5. The regular hash always run every second Saturday at 3:30PM during daylight savings time, and 2:30PM on standard time.  If you are setting a long run, and think that an earlier start would be better, especially if safety is involve, let the Hare Raiser know, and he will take it to the Grand Mattress for a decision.

  6. If the trail is planned to be wet, challenging, in the dark (long), let the Hare Raiser, On Sec, and Web Master know to ensure that hounds are warned when the notice goes out through email, FaceBook, and the vh3.ca web site.  Provide the start location, any special instructions or warnings, the cost if over $5, and the name and location and estimated time of on-afters.

  7. Set the trail using flour.  The Hare must always set the beer check, provide a map or trail for walkers.  See the Trail Marks page for the trail markings we tend to use - you can bring in a new marking but must make sure you explain it before the run starts.  Remember to find a breath-taking view for the beer check.

  8. Then there is the concept of a Live Hare. This is when the trail is set all or partially live (while the hashers are running it). This is sometimes done when a particular part of a trail poses a safety problem, or does not allow for trail marking (e.g. passing through a mall or a construction site). Having the entire run as Live Hare is okay when the Hare is short on time to set the run or enjoys the thrill of being chased. The Hare should always go first, or at least be one of the live hares.   At the beginning of the run the Hare will give a map to the walkers and the Religious Advisor will determine the amount of head-start the Hare is given to set trail (e.g. 10-15 minutes). It is a good idea to coordinate a sweeper to stay at the back of the pack to mark out true trail and ensure that no one gets lost (see below). Perhaps as a penalty for not setting a trail, it is tradition for the Live Hare to have his/her shorts pulled down if he/she gets caught, which can be exciting if you're going commando.

  9. The Hare(s) is/are responsible for not losing hounds (runners).   At least one Hare should sweep the trail to make sure no hashers are left behind.  Safety is always our primary concern, ... then there's the beer.  If a trail is challenging warn the hounds at the circle.  Be prepared to short-cut hashers who are not able to do the challenging parts.  Even if a warning was added to the web site and email, the hares may not have read it that closely.

  10. If no Hares have come forward to set a hash the Hare Raiser may choose to have a pickup hash.  This is where one person will begin with the flour and a map showing the BC.  They will be given a head start similar to a live hare, but if they get caught the person who caught them will become the new Live Hare.
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