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"FOLLOW THE HARE" FUN HIKE & PARTY in COVINGTON, GA
|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)|
|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: http://www.onin.com/hhh/#georgia_hashes
For more on the history and worldwide popularity of the sport go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers
|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.|
DIRECTIONS TO COVINGTON "START" AREA
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|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|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.|
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
|Cost & Payment:|
|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.