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The First Urbana-Champaign Hash House Harriers (FUCH3) is a drinking club with a running problem dedicated not to the long trails, cold wind, and flat terrain of central Illinois, but to drinking, singing, and trails searching for shiggy! We follow trails in the style of the Hash House Harriers (if you don't know what that is you should google it, but not at work).

Most of our trails start and finish at a bar in Champaign or Urbana, but we occasionally head out of town. We'll yell loudly in our event posts if the start or finish is far from the CUMTD's buses. Please be prepared for running, and standing, outdoors in whatever weather exists that day. Bring a hat, enough clothing to not get cold or arrested, old running shoes, an ID, and a the hash cash for the day (usually $7). We aren't in the business of giving alcohol to minors, so please don't put us in the position of saying no.

The first time you come to a hash look for a bunch of runners at the bar and introduce yourself, we're all friendly. Our events start with a good amount of standing, drinking, and complaining about how shitty the last trail was and how horrible today's will be. After a quick introduction of our fellow hashers and the symbols of the trail (called the "chalk talk") we'll run to the beer* checks, then on to the Circle. In the Circle we'll discuss the trail, call out misbehavior, and drink more beer*. The whole event can take 2-4+ hours depending on the trail and how drunk Lone Wanker is during circle.

This group is not for everybody (i.e. the easily offended) so be sure to check out our About Us page and Hash FAQ to make sure hashing is right for you.

* We almost always have hard cider as well.