Origins of the Hash

The Hash House Harriers was registered as such in 1938 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The original Hash had to register with the authorities due to rules governing the congregation of large groups of people during what was then known as the Malayan insurgency. This original chapter, also commonly known as the Mother Hash, in its registration, stated its philosophy in the official Objects Clause of its Constitution as follows:

  • To promote physical fitness among our members
  • To get rid of weekend hangovers
  • To acquire a good thirst and to satisfy it in beer
  • To persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel