Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hashtacular!!!

Alright, I know its a dumb headline but the only word I could think of for participants who can't get enough of hash running on this beautiful island of St. Kitts and because we've had so many hash events this month.

Previous Hash in Cayon

This group of mishmash of runners, hikers, and walkers are always doing something good for the community and unfortunately I haven't even been able to attend all of the events or hashes lately.

But, I will be there to support the group for their 20th Anniversary "Hashtacular" events. There is no reason why you shouldn't be out to help support them too. I see no down side to paying 2 E.C. dollars (less than 1 U.S. dollar) hiking or running in a new area of St. Kitts or Nevis every 3 weeks. If you can think of any negatives to this, then please let me know.

Let me first tell you the details of the Hash run we have going on THIS Saturday, October 11th near Molineux and then I'll explain the 20th Anniversary Hash Extravaganza details. (Extravaganza is a word Kittitians love to use for their events.)

On Saturday, Hash number 329 will commence in the Molineux area at Fraites & Sons Bakery Parking Lot at 3:30 p.m. Here are the directions but it's almost impossible to miss since it's right on the island main road and you should see the yellow Fraites Bakery vans too.

How to get there : Take the island main road from Basseterre, past the airport, Conaree village, Cayon, Ottleys and Lodge. After you exit Lodge Village you will come to a small roundabout. Take the right turn at the roundabout, which would continue on the island main road, but just after you make the turn, look for the large yellow building with a blue roof and blue trim. You can't miss it. It's clearly marked "Fraites & Sons Bakery".

You can't miss this hash because yours truly and Greg-Sa-Far-I are setting the run and this area is one of my favorites on the entire island because of it's natural secluded beauty. If you know Greg than you know that he knows St. Kitts better than anyone.

Molineux St. Kitts

Molineux

We realize a number of people have had difficulty getting to register for the Hash 20th Anniversary Weekend, so we are facilitating by adding a few more days to the deadline for the early registration special. It's now extended to October 13. BUT!! Don't wait till then, as you can register at this weekend's hash! So bring your payment and register at this weekend's hash. Tshirts for the 20th anniversary will also go on sale on Saturday so get yours early - remember supplies are limited!

The Mismanagement Team at Hash Inc. Headquarters have put together some spectacular deals for you, so listen up:

Here is a calendar of the events planned during the October 23 - 26, 2014 weekend

Thursday October 23 - Meet & Greet Lime at Shipwreck Beach Bar starting at 6 pm until. Meet hashers coming from overseas, and enjoy some food and drink and a good old Hash lime.

Friday October  24 - "Rum Shop Run" 6 p.m.- this is a "bar crawl" where we start from 17 Degrees Night Club on Victoria Road and run to selected bars (4 or 5), stop at each bar and fire some drinks, then on to the next bar until we return to the start point for a big lime with food and drink!! Starts at 6pm.

Saturday October 25 "Normal" Hash Run at 3:30 PM - venue to be determined
Then at 8:00 PM we go to Shiggedy Shack for a Hash Dinner and lime with a Steel Pan Band in attendance, and  Karaoke

Sunday October 26 - Hash Catamaran Cruise to Nevis sailing at 12 noonWe gather at Port Zante at 11:30 for boarding.  Hash Run in Nevis followed by Hash Lime & sports on the Beach. Then we set sail at sunset for a rocking party lime on the way back.
Now, here's the deal. We have to cater for the food and drinks for all of these events, so we need everyone to register and pay EARLY!! You will save if you do and the Early registration special has been extended until Monday, October 13th. The Early Bird price for All events is EC$200. 

Registration for the entire package if you miss the special will be EC$250. Now remember that's for the ALL EVENT Package.

This is what is included in each event with your payment:
Meet & Greet   - Food + 3 drinks. After 3 drinks you can purchase your own additional drinks from the Shipwreck bar.

Rum Shop Run  - One free drink at each bar we visit, food at the venue. Additional drinks can be purchased at the venue.

Saturday Hash - Will operate as per usual

Hash Dinner at Shiggidy Shack - Buffet Dinner plus 3 drinks

Catamaran Cruise to Nevis - Catamaran Fare and drinks on the boat + food and 3 drinks on the beach.
OK, So There may be people who may not be able to or do not wish to attend ALL events. For those persons, they can register for the individual events(A LA CARTE) they wish to attend as follows:

Meet and Greet at Shipwreck: Thursday, Oct. 23rd - $50

Rum Shop Run (BAR CRAWL): Friday,Oct. 24th - $50

Post Hash Hash Dinner at Shiggedy Shack: Sat, Oct. 25th  - $60

Catamaran Nevis Cruise: Sunday Oct. 26th - $150



So please remember, you must book early for all events except the regular hash on the Saturday. This is the only event where you can show up without pre-registering. And remember also that the Catamaran Cruise will have limited space, so to ensure your space, book early! No tickets will be sold after October 15!!

Registrations can be made by contacting Heather at heatherhotchin@sisterisles.kn and making arrangement for payment. She will also be available for registration and payment weekdays at Ross University.


Event T-shirts will also be available before hand or at each event for only EC$35. We also have Hash Caps for EC$45

Ok, so now that you know what events are taking place you need to REGISTER NOW or at Saturday's Hash.

If you did attend the 5th Annual Children's Home Walk/Run on Saturday October 4 and signed your name with the usual hash attendance taker then the run counts as a hash of its own. That event drew quite a turn out.



With all of the hashes and events going on this month you could really get some attendance points. We had the Children's walk/run, This Saturday's hash, The 20th Anniversary Hash, and The Nevis Hash. That's four hashes in one month!! That should quench your hash thirst.

In the meantime make sure you patronize and thank the sponsors for the Anniversary Weekend Events.  ON! ON!