JRH3 History & Traditions

The inaugural running of the JRH3 was on Wednesday, January 29th, 2003. The Jolly Roger H3 was founded by Dabadoo who's mother hash was the Big Lik H3, in Adana Turkey, while stationed at Incirlik Air Force Base. Hostitute, was the co-founder. The  JRH3 was started for those people who depend upon hashing to get their exercise and not just to get drunk. We don't do pub crawls unless they are preceded with at least 2 or more miles of an actual hash trail.

The JRH3 normally meets every Monday and every Thursday at 6:30 PM, on off at 7:30 PM and every other Saturday opposite of the Tampa Bay H3. Saturday hashes during eastern standard time "normally" meet at 3:00 PM with an on off time of 4:00 PMish. On weekends during daylight savings time, we normally meet at 5:00 PM with an on off time of 6:00 PMish. However, these times are ultimately up to the hare(s) as long as they have a good reason to change these times, a pool party, or some other event that may be tied to the event.

Originally the JRH3 just met on Wednesday evenings. Then we added every other Saturday. Then, for about 2 years we moved the weeknight hash to Thursdays. Then we decided to go to back to Wednesday so we could add every other Friday opposite of our every other Saturday hashes so we could hash twice weekly. Shortly there after we added every other Sunday to the schedule when we had a hash on Friday. This oversaturated the hash and attendance dropped. So we moved it back to the every Wed and every other Saturday. However, Saturdays have never been a very well attended day in Tampa, probably because there is so much to do here on weekends, so most recently we added Monday nights to the schedule, moved Wednesday nights to Thursday nights and only guaranteed every other Saturday Hashes for "major events". However, all every other Saturdays stay on the schedule in case someone specifically wants to lay a trail and they or someone else are willing to bring the beer and stuff.ow

Regular Saturday hashes where the circle at the end is done in the daylight will usually have a raffle, where items left behind at the hash are raffled off rather than just thrown away. Donations are also welcome. Special event Saturday hashes like Red Dress Runs, Hash Cruise Pre-lubes, Zombie Hashes, etc will normally not have raffles because its just too much to do in one hash.

JRH3 trails should normally be set within about a 50 mile radius from the courthouse in downtown Tampa, FL, but should be more centrally located on weeknights. Click here to view the approximate area. That's not to say the hares can't go beyond these boundries occasionally, but if they do they need to get mismanagement approval first.

Attendees should "normally" expect trails that are relatively easy with light, dry shiggy, unless otherwise advertised for a particular trail.

The JRH3 awards headbands (or bandanas that can be rolled up into headbands) for members that accomplish their 10th, 25th, 50th, 69th, 100th and for every 25 runs there after. And, you get a free whistle on your 5th time you show up. Likewise, hares are recognized for every 10 runs they set by awarding them with a hare tag. Mismanagement members are also given tags with the year they were commandeered that indicates their mismanagement position on it.

So, come on out and join us real soon.  Its open to everyone and it only takes half of a mind to participate.

JRH3 GM & Founder


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