The Hash House Harriers (hash/hashing) is an international group of non-competitive social running clubs. A typical hash meets once per week and follows a trail of flour or chalk in the city, woods, desert, or whatever terrain is available.
Afterwards (and oftentimes during), the hashers enjoys a tasty beverage (often alcoholic in nature : ) to quench their thirst.
“Hashing is a state of mind- a friendship of kindred spirits joined together for the sole purpose of reliving their childhood or fraternity days, releasing the tensions of everyday life, and generally, acting a fool amongst others who will not judge you or measure you by anything more than your sense of humor.” Stray Dog
(From the Global Trash Hash Bible complete reference for the Hash House Harriers)
The Bakersfield Hash House Harriers is one of over 16,000 Hash clubs world-wide.