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Who: Renegade Hash House Harriers and friends
What: Renegade Brewery Tour Flight #32
Where: La Patrona, 2977 N. High St., Columbus OH 43202
​Passport: If you don’t have one we will give you a fresh and clean virginal Columbus Ale Trail Brew Book!
​Hare: If there’s a trail
Trail: see above
Muster: 6pm
Hash Cash: if there’s a trail
Why: We are “a drinking club with a running problem”

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Who: Renegade Hash House Harriers and friends
What: Renegade Brewery Tour Flight #29
Brewery: The Brew Brothers at Scioto Downs
Where: 6000 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43207
​Passport: If you don’t have one we will give you a fresh and clean virginal Columbus Ale Trail Brew Book!
​Hare: If there’s a trail
Trail: see above
Muster: 6pm
Hash Cash: if there’s a trail
Why: We are “a drinking club with a running problem”

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Imagine a world, if you can, where it takes three miles to get to the first beer near. As if that’s not scary enough, picture this hellscape occurring on a Green Dress Run. You know, the one that commemorates St. Patrick’s Day…as in the holiday famous for green…BEER? Crazy talk, right? Well, were it not for the violent protests of the sane members of Renegade & friends, this nightmare would have been a reality.

Trail #034 of the Renegade Hash House Harriers Columbus, and the first Green Dress Run, took place on March 19, 2016 in downtown Columbus, courtesy of POOL TOOL and BROWN ‘N RUNNY. Your humble author doesn’t feel like taking his socks off to continue counting, so let’s just say we had a dozen and a half or so folks in attendance. As is becoming a quite welcome habit, Dayton H3 sent a recon party; BEAMER, FIDO, DEEP SWALLOWS and I M CUMMING (we are beginning to wonder their true motives…hmmmm…)

The gang started trickling in to the Grass Skirt Tiki Room, where brunch and drinks were on order. There will never be another Kahiki but the Grass Skirt is no slouch for a Polynesian fix. The weather was decidedly non-tropical, however, therefore our RA was conveniently absent so as to avoid blame. After getting lubed up, chalk talk started right on time (heh), but not before DEEP SWALLOWS was gifted a $30 welcome postcard from the city. Surely he can tell the judge “The hare said it was OK to not feed the meter, your honor!”

At chalk talk it was learned there would be a T/E split, with the turkey heading toward the beer near, but the eagle had cooler picture opportunities. It was then the subject of the three-mile horror was breached. By this point, the words/beer ratio was getting dangerously out of balance, so we bitched until POOL TOOL decided to set up an emergency beer near at a more reasonable mile-and-a-half or so. This decision would prove to be quite memorable. After finishing chalk talk, HOWDY COCKY and BURNING BUSH couldn’t wait for the rest of us to unfuck the parking situation and took off early less late than the balance of the pack.

Trail led toward CCAD, where there were indeed several picture opportunities, then to the Old Deaf School Topiary Park. Green dresses posed with green figures, then the pack was on-on to the impromptu beer near. A trunk full of beer awaited parched mouths, so we did what hashers do best…drink and sing. Apparently the neighbors whose parking lot we appropriated did not care for our presence, for around verse 17 of Jesus Can’t Go Hashing we noticed one of Columbus’ finest slowly circling the block, lights flashing. His kindness in obeying the posted speed limit while doing his warning lap gave us time to stash our now empty vessels in the trunk. It went something like this:

    Officer Friendly: Hi, what’s going on here?
    Hash House Harriers: Just out jogging around, stopped to rest and sing a song for the Lord.
    OF: Well…(seeing a dozen green dresses)…got a call there was drinking going on, but I don’t see any alcohol. You guys stay out of trouble, OK?
    H3: Yes, sir…we’ll be on our way.

Good job, Columbus PD. We’d have offered you a beer, but then you’d have to arrest us.

Being duly refreshed the pack then stopped at the HQ of the Ohio Republican Party so we could be patriotic or some shit. Then on to the meat of downtown, the riverfront. A nice jog on the newly reclaimed Scioto Mile led to some completely appropriate gestures with some animal statues. Further on the trail we found the central headquarters of the police department, so we could repay their kindness by doing some sexy poses on top of their sign. Soon we stumbled across the original beer near, at Elevator Brewery. Piss was wasted early on when beer was spilled across a table of Cards Against Humanity, but we enjoyed ourselves. But as all good things must come to an end, the trail must go on.

On-on to Old Town East, winding through the historic housing, until we found on-in at Carabar. Our hares wondered what took us so long, as if it wasn’t a shitty six mile trail with shiny things to distract us. We were joined by our absentee RA, who conducted circle. She called out our virgin, distributed down-downs, and generally acted as if she’d been there the whole time. After more drinks were had, circle was closed and the party moved on, leaving only blue chalk in its wake.

Admittedly this particular write-up is long and shitty, but please understand; as hard as this has been to read, imagine how bad the trail must have been. Thank the deity of your choosing we have a couple weeks before imposing this bullshit upon humanity again.

As always,
Itchy

WHO: Renegade Hash House Harriers Columbus
WHAT: Christmas Trail and all day event
WHEN: December 17-18th, 2016
HARES: 17 Year Twitch and Serialbater
FOOD HARES: NFHN Mark, Beave It To Cleavage, Dangerous Dismount, Battery Operated Boyfriend and 17 Year Twitch
MUSTER: 1:00
CHALK TALK: 3:00
ON-OUT: 3:15
WHERE: 5553 Riverside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015
TRAIL: yes
HASH CASH: $20
BRING: sack and fluffy things to crash
BRING: let Beave It know what dish you are bringing!
POISON SHIGGY: it is a Bater trail
WATER SHIGGY: unless it’s frozen
FROZEN SHIGGY: we will see

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Who: Renegade Hash House Harriers and friends
What: Corn Nuts Trail #2 for Renegade trail #060
When: Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Where: 3620 Tillbury Ave, Columbus, OH
Muster: 2pm
Chalk Talk: 3pm
On-out: 3:15
​Hare: Leggo My Preggo
Trail: A to B
BYOB: at the on-start
Hash Cash: $7
Why: We are “a drinking club with a running problem”

Message from the hare:
As a former Cornhusker, the hare believes that the second ever matchup of these 2 fine teams at Ohio Stadium deserves a trail in its honor. We will be ending near campus for those that want to go to the game or hang out in Buckeye country during the game. Shuttle back to On-Start for vehicles will be arranged.

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WHO: Renegade Hash House Harriers Columbus
WHAT: Trail #059
WHEN: October 28, 2016
HARES: Wind Tunnel
MUSTER: 6:00
CHALK TALK: 6:30
ON-OUT: 7:00
WHERE: Super 8, 5161 Montville Dr., Medina, OH
TRAIL: Spooky
HASH CASH: $25 includes prelube beer and snacks, booby games/prizes, trail beer/shots, On After beer and food
BRING: A dry bag (change of clothes, especially shoes/socks) as you never know where trail will take you • A friend or two for some extra companionship • Extra money if you want to grab a bite to eat afterwards
SHIGGY: TBA

WHO: Renegade Hash House Harriers Columbus
WHAT: Trail #058
WHEN: October 27, 2016
HARES: Goes Down On The Tip and Immaculate Projection
MUSTER: 5:30PM
CHALK TALK: 6:15
ON-OUT: 6:30
WHERE: Murphy McFlips, 1037 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus OH 43240
TRAIL: A to A
HASH CASH: $10
BRING: a costume, a fleshlight,
SHIGGY: level 1

Trail includes food at on-start, trail, mutliple bars and circle. All bar stops are pay as you go.

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WHO: Renegade Hash House Harriers Columbus invade Dayton Hash House Harriers
WHAT: DH3 #1208/RH3C #055
WHEN: October 8, 2016
WHERE: 39.959375758461896, -83.71532678604126
It’s a parking area near the Buck Creek State Park disc golf course. Enter the park from either Bird Rd. or Robert Eastman Rd. and follow the signs for the disc golf course. We will be in the first parking area on the right.
HARES: Illuminutti, Itchy Bitsy, Lady Humps A Lot, Nice Try, and Serialbater
MUSTER: 2:00
CHALK TALK: 2:45
ON-OUT: 3:00
TRAIL: A to B
HASH CASH: $6
BRING: A vessel and maybe some cranium illumination (if you plan on walking)
SHIGGY: 3/5

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09/24/16 #053

WHO: Renegade Hash House Harriers Columbus
WHAT: Trail #053
WHEN: September 24, 2016
HARES: Illuminutti and Beave It To Cleavage
MUSTER: 4pm for games
CHALK TALK: 5pm
ON-OUT: 5:15
WHERE: 16 Bit Bar+Arcade, 254 South 4th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
TRAIL: A to B
HASH CASH: $7
BRING: a nutti lamp
SHIGGY: 1 on a 0-5 scale

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So there we were, minding our own business on a peaceful Saturday night, when Deep Swallows got shitfaced in DAYTON and decided he wanted to hare a trail in Columbus the next fucking day. Sure, why not? How bad can it be?

Dear friends, please allow me to quote from our website:

    WHO: Renegade Hash House Harriers Columbus
    WHAT: Trail #033.69
    WHEN: March 13, 2016
    HARES: Deep Swallows
    MUSTER: 3pm
    CHALK TALK: TBA
    WHERE: Lovell’s Tavern, 4265 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus OH 43207
    TRAIL: A to A
    HASH CASH: $5
    BRING: you will swim
    POISON SHIGGY: minimal
    WATER SHIGGY: You will drown….hope you can swim

When the Lord passes judgment on us all, He will know only the first four lines of that ended up being true, and may His divine providence be enough to spare Deep Swallows. We actually ended up in the parking lot of a laundromat/weight room/tax service center where trunk beer was had, because some people don’t bother checking whether the on start is OPEN ON SUNDAY.

Trail led south, then a bit east into a park/archery range. Of course, no one was paying attention, so trail was lost a few times. Give it up for the walkers…follow marks, not people, you fools! Speaking of the archery range, our beer near was on a ridge nearby where some trail treasure in the form of misguided arrows were found. Thanks for trying to get us killed, Mr. Hare.

From there trail wound around a lake, amusing the many anglers along the way, up to railroad tracks (of course) and back to a neighborhood where trail was lost yet again because after a few beers ON-ON and ON-ONE sound the same. Some wandering about ensued, where some folks ended up in back yards of perplexed neighbors, and others wandered to within feet of short cutting trail without knowing. Eventually the ship righted itself and we were heading through a neighborhood to the on-in, petting stray cats along the way.

Circle was held in the backyard of an abandoned house, because of course it was. Songs were sung, down-downs were had, all was right with the world. Shitty trail, Deep Swallows…come back and do it again sometime!