The Hong Kong Hash House Harriers is a GENTLEMEN only institution with only a few rules :
1. Don’t waste the piss
2. No P******S
3. No speeches
4. No photo or video taking
5. Have fun regardless of age or ability
6. See, there are (almost) no rules

We are however the longest serving Hash in Hong Kong – we will be celebrating 50 years of Hashing in 2020 as well as working to over 2600 runs!


The Hong Kong Hash runs on Monday starting at 6:00pm – now that’s Monday at 6-00pm every week, Easter Monday, when Christmas falls on a Monday, if Monday is a public holiday (and there are many in Hong Kong). Very simple……that’s how we like it.


Hong Kong is blessed with and endless supply of trails – sufficient to keep the other seven full time Hong Kong Hash’s well away from each other – most of the time.
Hong Kong Hash has always had its roots on the island – at least that’s what the Kowloon Hash will tell you. Despite its populous reputation the Island still has many miles of virgin trail to challenge the best of packs.
In the summer, when the evenings are longer, H4 tends to cross the harbour and enjoy the slightly more strenuous hills of the New Territories


– Indonesian
– Philippine
– Thai
– Cambodian
– HK Special treats
– Hit by a mini bus? Then BBQ
– Washed up dead on a beach? Then Deep Fry
– Anything else that can be found on the late night menu in Wan Chai.



H3 resource


A Hash Run should normally be A to A. Remember not everyone comes on the bus and some arrive late. A to B Runs should be avoided unless it has a special feature (eg runs that start at Lamma Pier and then end up on a Junk)

The intention is that the Hash runs together, not to lose people! The purpose of the marks apart from indicating the direction of the run is keep the pack together. The checks are not meant to lose/confuse the Hash. Also try to anticipate what may look simple and obvious in daylight may become complex or even dangerous in darkness.

Use plenty of flour and chalk and at regular intervals.

Check Marks

Marks are made in flour, chalk or toilet paper tied to trees (esp if rain is expected). Try to make regular and clearly visible marks to avoid anyone getting lost. Don’t forget it’s a run not a game!

On Trail Arrow ( A closed number 4)
Chalked on walls or other hard surfaces to denote that you are ‘On Trail’. A shout of ‘On On’ or ‘On Trail” or a blast on the ‘Hash Horn’ should be given. Normally used on roads or for city runs as flour sometimes gets swept up.

Check BackFalse trail – go back to the Check and start looking again

Flour Blobs
Regular blobs of flour denote that you are ‘On Trail’. If rain is suspected mix rice into the flour.

Split ArrowsTrail can be in either direction. Both directions should have flour/arrows. The false one should have a check back after no more than 100m

Open Check (preferred)
From here, you have to find where the trail goes next – it could be in any direction! It could also be further back. As soon as you find blobs of flour or arrows, you’re on trail (within 100m of the check or less in jungle or crowded urban areas). There should not be multiple trails from an open check. As soon as ‘On On’ is heard, then someone should kick out a mark in the check to denote the direction those following should take.

On On”This should be marked in chalk to show the correct trail has been found. If you are checking do not call “On On” until you see this marking. Call “Checking” or “Checking On Trail ” or “Checking on Nothing” (if you cannot see any marks !)

Multiple Trail Check (“Closed Check”)(Use sparingly eg when necessary to detract from an obvious route)
The trail should be in the direction of one of the arrows (there may be more than two arrows!). False trails should be closed off with a “Check Back” mark and not just left to disappear. Spare a thought for the back runners and those coming late. Once the trail has been found someone should scrub out the false arrows to denote the direction of the trail for those following.

On Home”This should be marked approx. 500m from the end of the run. Remember it’s dark and the laggards are relieved to see this!