Hashing is a friendly, non-competitive sport of cross country running. It has its roots in England in the mid-1800s based on the hares and hounds meets. Soon, competitive and non-competitive harrier groups were formed and spread overseas in the former British colonies.
Batu Hash House Harriers & Harriettes was formed in the late 1980s when two stalwarts met up one night and after having consumed a copious amount of alcoholic beverages, came up with the idea of setting a hash house in the Batu precinct. Meetings after meetings took place, Batu Hash House Harriers & Harriettes was formed, a logo designed around CaveMan and Mafia, the Founders and then finally the inaugural run flagged off on December 13, 1989. At present, only two of the pioneer members are still running with Batu; Caveman, & Guinness. Early members include AAuuu and LanYam.
Runs are held every Wednesday with no exception (unless in times of war and civil unrest), and they generally last between 1 and 1½ hours. If you are new in town, do give us a call and we'll show you the non-touristy places in the Klang Valley. And to borrow a quote from Phil "Thrill Furkhand" Kirkland, "If you've half a mind to join the hash, that's all you need".