Santa Bastard Hash House Harriers
Welcome to the site of the Santa Bastard Hash House Harriers, Santa Barbara's newest, freshest chapter in the international group of social/running/drinking clubs. We gather every other Tuesday, plus solstices and equinoxes somewhere in the greater Santa Barbara area for a different twist on running and having fun. We follow a trail marked with flour and chalk laid by "hares" which ends at an "On-On" celebration and party.
As a social running club we emphasize fun - not competition - suitable to any fitness level. Our goal is pretty simple - get a little exercise, quench our thirst with a beer, and give each other a hard time. On a typical evening spent with SBH3 you can expect to find a 2.5 - 4 mile cross-country trail for an evening of exercise, a few laughs, and ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Anyone over the age of 21 is always welcome. We cheerfully embrace first-time hashers at any of our events, and many virgins come again and again for the Santa Bastard H3.
What are Santa Bastard Hashes like?
Santa Bastard single trail hashes are typically two and one-half to four miles long.The norm is closer to a 3.2 miles for a nice little 5K. The trail can be live or pre-laid and will feature enough twists, turns and surprises to keep the pack together. Remember, hashing is supposed to be fun and social.
As the days get longer, SBH3 may have split "Turkey/Eagle" trails with the eagle trail being under five miles long. You follow these fine trails through the streets, over the hills, through all sorts of slop, wondering where the hell you are until you get to the end. Why, you might ask, would anyone do this? Simple Answer - BEER. The Complicated Answer - More beer!
After everyone has finished the trail (made it to the On-In), they all stand around and drink whatever & however they see fit.. Beer is usually the preferred drink, but non-alcoholic beverages are provided and munchies will always be available.
Once certain that everyone has returned safely, the Grandmaster gathers everyone around in a circle and the hash ceremonies begin. Here we make fun of all the stupid things people did on the trail. The first one to finish, short-cutters, the last one to finish, all first time hashers ("Virgins") and the hares are recognized. These notable people step into the center of the circle to do a "Down-Down" (chug a beer or other drink of choice ) after a few more ceremonies, the circle breaks up and people either go home or meet for dinner at another location.
Sounds good, doesn't it? Ready to go hashing with the Santa Bastard Hash House Harriers?