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Return of the Cheddarhead! New Years Day Trail-of-the-Hare Hike & Party
|Event Location:||Gather initially at 2749 Delk Road, Marietta, GA 30067, in parking lot of Bowlero bowling center.|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, Jan 1 2020 12:00 pm >> Wed, Jan 1 2020 5:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Dec 25 2019 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Jan 1 2020 9:00 am|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Charlie Cottingham|
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|Member Cost:||Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||25|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
IN A NUTSHELL: This will be the 11th New Years Day in a row that a fun-loving group from the Atlanta Outdoor Club will take part in this amazing annual outdoor event. Hope you can join me (Charlie, a.k.a. "Dirty Limerick") and more than 100 of our friends in the Hash House Harriers for the unforgettable "Cheddarhead." It's a blast helping one another follow the "trail of the hare" which leads us to a big festive New Year's Day Party! The Cheddarhead should fill the bill If you're looking for something different to ring in the new Decade and perhaps ease you out of a New Year's Eve hangover. Be assured that we'll get enough aerobic outdoor exercise to compensate for the delicious things we consume during the event and to keep “resolution guilt” from kicking in! Although last year our "AH4" Cheddarhead friends had announced that 2019 would likely be the last, thankfully our friends in the "Black Sheep H3" group and a couple of sister "kennels" have volunteered to host it for a change this year and keep the 30+ year tradition alive and kicking. (See more below about the sport of "Hashing" and the Cheddarhead.)
SPECIAL NOTES about THIS EVENT and the SPORT of "HASHING": Think of the "Cheddarhead" as a New Year's Day "counter-resolution" celebration! To enjoy the wild & crazy outing it helps to be adventurous, thick-skinned, irreverent about social norms, and willing to delay any dietary resolutions for at least one more day. While helping one another follow the trail of the hare we'll occasionally find ourselves in unusual situations such as tricky creek-crossings, dark tunnels under highways, etc. Also we can count on the Cheddarhead to always be a GO rain or shine - another good reason to assign it a "D3" difficulty level (even though its total walking & jogging distance may be shorter than most AOC D3 hikes). You newcomers to Hashing should be forewarned that you may be taken aback by the racy nicknames & song lyrics and general rowdiness of this so-called "drinking club with a running problem." For more on the history, culture and worldwide popularity of the good-natured sport click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers
EVENT TIMETABLE, WHAT TO BRING, etc: Please plan to arrive at our "Start " location" in the Bowlero parking lot by 12:00 Noon. (Directions & GPS info below.) Please also look for me (Charlie, wearing my Atlanta Outdoor Club T-Shirt and "Dirty Limerick" beaded hash necklace). I'll mark you present on our AOC subgroup roster, introduce you to some of my longtime hashing friends, and help you register for the event and load your duffel onto their provided truck or van for transport to the party location. (The custom is for each participant to bring a small Duffel Bag of dry Extra Garments & Shoes - See Recommended Items to bring below.)
POST-PARTY FREE SHUTTLE: Beginning by about 4:30 PM some of our Cheddarhead hosts will offer complimentary shuttle rides back to the Start parking lot for hashers and their gear. After we reach our own vehicles it will be appreciated if some of us can take the time to provide the same short shuttle for other partiers who may still need a ride (typically only a 5- or 10-minute drive betweem the Party and the Start).
CLICK THIS LINK for the OFFICIAL 2020 CHEDDARHEAD ANNOUNCEMENT ARTICLE: https://hashrego.com/events/bsh3-cheddarhead
WANT to TRY OTHER HASHING EVENTS? The ten or so Metro Atlanta hash groups jointly offer several local "hashes" per week, year-round. The Start location (and adjoining free parking area) for each one is normally posted online just a couple of days prior to the event. If you decide to do a particular hash, just show up at the Start and chip in for your fair share of the refreshments & food that await everyone at the end of the trail. Click here for a concise summary table of the various Georgia hash groups' websites: http://www.OnIn.com/hhh/#georgia_hashes
|How to Get There:|
"START LOCATION": The free parking lot of the "Bowlero" bowling center at 2749 Delk Road, Marietta, GA 30067 (just 3/4 mile east of the I-75 Delk Rd exit).
DIRECTIONS from the I-75/ I-285 INTERCHANGE in NW ATLANTA:
LAT/LON COORDINATES of our GATHERING SPOT in the Parking Lot: May also be useful as your entered destination for GPS or Google Maps in conjunction with above directions (being sure to include the comma and minus sign):
BELOW ARE ANSWERS to a few "CHEDDARHEAD FAQs" from the following 2009 online article: http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/running/on-on-hashers-are-drinkers-with-a-running-problem/
How was the Cheddarhead conceived?
What is a cheese curd?
Has the Cheddarhead grown over the years?
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
|Voluntary Donation: ( What is this?)|
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $10.00/Person.
Lots of great Food, Refreshments & Door Prizes! Simply pay $5 as a cash donation to the Black Sheep H3's "Hash Cash" registrar in the "START" parking lot and give him or her your name.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.