A good 70 runners and walkers congregated outside theJing Wei Mian Da Wang restaurant, and then very quickly inside as the RA’s weather negotiations had clearly gone awry with the elements thundering upon us. Although it became very dark outside it was bright and cheerful inside as red dresses were donned and Dons and Belladonnas were red-dressed. (Some extreme variations were apparent, Pickle Boy’s multicoloured hair (and no tie) Cock Sourcerers red and purple and white frock and KMML blue hair. While the hashers had time to preen and strutt round admiring and being admired and while the storm took its course the rain also took way most of the marks. Most escaped except the latecomers who looked like they had swum the lake.
Eventually the hashers took to the streets including 4 dogs,(2 canines) in red dress, all keeping a wary watch on the hares as marks were not abundant. The first beer stop saw a mass of red pose for a picture right in front of a tourist bus.
Three beer stops in all with the walkers joining us on the 1st and 3rd. a local market was besieged by a mass of red hashers where a virgin decided to buy a red garment later paying the penalty for shopping on the hash. One Nipple Up was seen trying to enter a catholic church; whatever she was seeking confession or otherwise the gates were hastily closed upon her departure.
The circle welcomed 11 virgins and three Tianjin Hashers. Some very “Long time no sees” were abused along with some (very) latecomers. Drill Me was mugged for 50 runs and Hard to Live With was patched for 111 runs. Cina was named Californication.
Photos from our Red Dress 2012
The annual Red Dress Run is finally upon us!!! And all of Beijing will want to be upon us when they see how good we look on Sunday. Dust off that silky red piece you sweat in once a year, brush the tangles out of that lovely blond wig, and then, men, if you’re really feeling up for it, shave the legs and gloss up the lips with a bright shade of red.
Join the Beijing Hash House HArriers for one of the greatest of all hash traditions, our Red Dress charity run. Donations are encouraged and all profits from Sunday’s run will be contributed. The hash has made snazzy commemorative patches what will be given out to anyone who gives 100RMB or more in hash cash and donations.
Horny on Top, Black Turd, and Dry Hole
A to A
Sunday, June 3rd
Meet at 14:30, run starts at 15:00
Jing Wei Mian Da Wang (map and photos here)
#35 Di’anmen Xi Dajie (Just east of the south end of Qianhai)
- Hash Cash:
20 RMB Run and Circle
60 RMB Run, Circle and Dinner, -OR-
100RMB+ Run ,Circle, Dinner, Charitable Donation, and Commemorative Patch 🙂
- What to bring:
A RED DRESS of course! You got to feel the legendary tradition!
For Foreigners only: a valid copy of your passport and residence permit, or even your passport (keep in mind that this is your own responsability, the Beijing HHH is not responsible for lost, damage or even washing of your passport).
- Why RED DREES run:
These particular run is almost the biggest event that every chapter of the HHH hel every year. According to hasher lore, a newcomer in San Diego was invited to a hash; unbeknownst to her it was a running group, and she attended the run in a red dress instead of running clothes. After being mocked for wearing such an outfit she ran the trail anyway. Other hashers began wearing red dresses as a joke and the tradition soon became an annual event that spread across the world. The point of the run is that all participants (both sexes) don red dresses of various sorts.
The Red Dress Run is typically the largest event organized by a chapter in a given year, with attendance topping 2,000 in San Diego, and 600 in Washington, D.C.. The largest Red Dress Run event is currently in New Orleans, with approximately 8,000-10,000 participants in 2010. During the Interhash, every 2 years, a Red Dress run takes places aswell.
Want more? Please visit www.reddressruns.org