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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: 2101 Washington St SW, Covington, GA 30014
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 8 2009  1:30 pm >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 12:45 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 29 2008 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 7 2009 6:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Charlie Cottingham
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Member Cost:$6.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:35
Minimum Group Size:0
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Several AOCers who enjoyed our recent participation in the big New Year’s Day “Cheddarhead Hash” have suggested that we offer another AOC fun-hike/jog with the Hash House Harriers, so here it is -- this time with my friends in the “Slow Old Bastards” harrier group. Our pace will be a combination of fast walking and slow jogging over a distance of about 3 miles. No funds are collected by the AOC, but if you decide to take part, bring $6 to chip in to the SOB’s “hash cash” volunteer for your fair share of the bountiful refreshments. The location for this event has become publicized as of Thu Feb 5. It will be in Covington, GA, the quaint county seat of Newton County where "In the Heat of the Night" was shot, a few miles east of Atlanta. Note the newly added directions to the free parking lot where we and the other "hashers" will gather -- also directions to our optional 12:45 PM carpool meeting place at Northlake Mall in NE Atlanta.

The Hash House Harriers are a worldwide network of outdoor recreation enthusiasts who enjoy a non-competitive wacky sport called “hashing." For each “hash” event a designated “hare” lays a trail, usually by leaving splotches of white baking flour every 50 yards or so through parks, woods, residential neighborhoods, etc. The remaining “harriers” or “hashers” help one another follow the hare's trail until it eventually leads them to a secret party location called the “on-in.” Along with great munchies & refreshments, every hash has lots of friendly socializing, bawdy drinking songs, and obligatory “down-downs” of libations for the hare, newcomers, “rule violators,” etc. There are free vehicle shuttle rides (if necessary) to get everyone safely back to the Start.

For links to our numerous Hash House Harrier groups in GA go to:

For more on the history and worldwide popularity of the sport go to:

Required Items to Bring:
Wear comfortable well-broken-in running shoes or hiking boots, long exercise pants, and perhaps a long-sleeved T-shirt and baseball cap. CAUTION! If you wear new shoes you may find yourself being asked to chug a beer out of one of them!
The weather is expected to be mostly sunny and beautiful Sunday (high in mid-60s!), so don't go overboard on clothing layers.
As mentioned above, bring $6 in cash to give the "Hash Cash" volunteer when we register for the event in the Start Area.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Per newly available info from the SOB hash group, this hash will have a hippie theme, so you may wish to wear a tie-dyed shirt, peace symbol necklace, etc.
If you like bring a compact folding chair and a small duffel bag with extra socks, hippie sandals, etc. to change into at the "On-In." Transportation is provided to get everyone's bags from the Start to the On-In during the hash.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We found out (as of Feb 5) that this hash will be a bit farther out in the suburbs than most local hashes -- it’s about 35 miles E of downtown Atlanta in Covington. Feel free to join us at 12:45 PM for the optional (newly set up) carpool meeting point at Northlake Mall in NE Atlanta if you like, discussed below.

from the East-side I-20/ I-285 Interchange which is 12 miles east of downtown Atlanta:
1) Take I-20 E toward Augusta for 23.8 miles.
2) Take I-20 Exit #90 toward Covington.
3) Merge onto Access Rd/GA-12/US-278 and continue to follow GA-12 for 0.8 mile.
4) Turn Right onto Emory St NW/GA-81 and go 0.5 mile.
5) Turn Left onto GA-81/Washington St SW, go just 100 yards, and look for "hashers" at a big circle with parking all around it.
6) After you park try to find Charlie (wearing a blue “tie-dye” hash shirt) and register with the SOB "Hash Cash" volunteer.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):70Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 12:45 pm
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $28.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$6.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$6.00/Person
Cost Includes:Pay $6 in cash to the Hash House Harriers' registrar at the check-in area of the parking lot to cover munchies and refreshments.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.