Shekou Hash House Harriers – A drinking club with a running problem

NowShenzhen   |   March 6, 2019

We are the Shekou kennel of the Hash House Harriers (SH3), a worldwide ‘Drinking Club with a running problem’.  SH3 was founded in 1984 thus we’ll have our 35 years anniversary this year.

We meet every Saturday 12:45 at the Snake Pit Seaworld, our bus departs 13:30 for a trail run or walk in the mountains near Shenzhen.  Our runs are between 7-11 km long and occasionally up to 700m of combined ascent. The walk is shorter compared to the run trail, typically about half of it.

The trail to follow is marked with flour or chalk and there are ‘false’ trails, one will have to find the right trail or even better stay with the pack.  This is based on the paper chase game ‘Hare and Hounds’ and pretty much followed by all hash kennels around the world.

On average we have 35 ‘Hasher’ every Saturday sometimes up 80. We tend to come back to Shekou between 18:30 and 20:00 pending traffic condition. To pay for buses, water, soda and most importantly beer we charge our hashers 30/60/80 RMB kids/girls/guys per run. We are not exactly a family hash but we are family friendly with some ‘adult’ language as it is common in all hash kennels. Some hasher bring there dogs along, just we can’t guarantee that dogs are allowed on all parts of the trail since we sometimes run through parks. After we are back arrange for dinner somewhere in Shekou, cost for that is extra.

Place Address: Shekou Sea World, District C, Shop 117  (Seaworld subway station exit A) 蛇口海上世界C区117号铺