A Hare Shot

Big-Hump Hash House Harriers

of The Saint Louis Metro Area

Wednesday evenings & 2nd/4th Saturdays

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History

The Big Hump Hash House Harriers (BH4) is one of the five hashes in the St. Louis metro area.  The inaugural running of the BH4 was on Wednesday, March 17th, 1999, St. Patrick's Day. It was co-founded by Rick "Dabadoo" Geers and Teri "Hostitute" Geers, formerly from the Big Lick H3, at Insurlick Air Base, (Adana) Turkey and the Las Vegas Resurection H3, in Las Vegas, NV, respectively. Then, both of the founding members co-founded the Viva Las Vegas H3, in Las Vegas, NV with two other local Las Vegas hashers.

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 Mississippi River--or where ever the hare(s) decides to set trail. Occasionally the BH4 does road trips where it exceeds the 50 mile boundry.

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.


Big Events


The Big Hump organizes two big hashing weekends each year, and several one-day events.

St. Patrick's Day Green Dress Run
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Patrick's Day is a big deal in St. Louis, with parades and races and all kinds of goings-on. We like to celebrate this day hasher-style, by running around downtown in our most festive green dresses. The weekend-long event includes a Friday night social, followed by drinking and debauchery into the wee hours in the morning at a lucky downtown hotel. Saturday morning, the racists among us rise early for the official St. Patrick's Day Run. THe rest of us straggle out of bed and into our tight green gowns in time for a 3pm hash. This is followed by a great, loud circle and an on-after with food, beer, karaoke, beer, dancing, and beer. Those of us still standing head back to the same lucky hotel for the on-after-after. Finally, on Sunday we stagger through a hangover hash put on by the St. Louis Hash House Harriers.
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.