The Big Hump Hash House Harriers (BH4) is one of
the five hashes in the
The BH4 runs every Wednesday, at 7:00 PM and the 2nd and 4th
Saturdays of each month. Saturday's begin at 3:00 PM (5:00 PM in summer)
There are periodical special occasions as well. BH4 runs will
normally be conducted within about a 50 mile radius from the St. Louis Gateway
Arch, on both sides of the
The BH4 runs were originally only conducted on Wednesday evenings to accommodate people who can't normally make weekend hashes and / or for those who depend upon hashing for exercise, and want to work out / hash more than once per week. Some people find it hard to get out and run without having a bunch of hashers out there with them and only running on weekends isn't enough for them. On October 9th, 1999, the BH4 started conducting runs on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, opposite Saturdays to when the Bell-Scot H3 runs. On March 22, 2006 the BH4 went to optional Saturdays. If a hasher volunteers to hare a trail on a Big Hump Saturday, it is treated as any traditional trail. Conversely, if a hasher wishes to host a purely social event (i.e. happy hour, movie, twister party, outdoor concert, pool party, hayride, bon fire, orgy, or STD/herpes/warts/ HIV testing party) without a trail, it is transmitted, communicated and posted in the usual timely Big Hump fashion. However, the Big Hump will not consider this a trail as such (i.e. no hash cash, no circle, no beer-meister, no significant run).
The BH4 gives out whistles for namings and headbands for significant run acheivements 10, 25, 50, 69, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250, 300, 400, 500, 600, 690, 700, 800, 900, and 1000, etc... The Big Hump also provides quality beer at the start, beer stops and at the circle for members drinking on the side lines. However, down down beer may be shitty beer.
So, come out and join us real soon! It's open to everyone and it only takes half of a mind to participate.
The Big Hump organizes two big hashing weekends each year, and several one-day events.
St. Patrick's Day
Join us this year for the 5th Annual Green Dress Run, also the 5th Anniversary of the Big Hump. (Bring us some wood for an anniversary gift.)
Bungle in the Jungle Campout Weekend
The Annual Bungle in the Jungle will be held generally during a weekend in August.