Coming up this September, the Qingdao Hash House Harriers will play host to Hashers from around China for a special All China Nash Hash in Qingdao. The Qingdao Hash House Harriers are a running group that is part of an international tradition that regularly takes place around the world. Someone once said that Hashers are “Drinkers with a running problem” – but really it’s a great reason for everyone to get outdoors and have fun.
More info from the Qingdao HHH website:
All China Nash Hash 2010 in Qingdao
Ok Hashers, we’ve put together a program offers you interesting runs and always enough fresh beer to fill your bellies. The venue that was chosen is a 4 star hotel that has rooms starting at 200 RMB all the way up to 1400 RMB, so everybody should find something. And as a nice bonus, you can also use the pool of the hotel (yes, even if you only booked the cheapest room). On Friday we’ll drink the freshest beer in town right at the famous Tsingtao brewery. Saturday we head out to the Laoshan Nature park which offers enough space and scenery for several interesting trails for all levels and we finish up near the beach. Saturday night we start with a dinner in the main venue and then head next door to get totally drunk. Sunday a nice hangover run in the old town is waiting for you, again finishing near the water.
Arrival at hotel. Registration will be at the Haiqing Hotel until 8 pm. Shuttle buses will bring you over to the brewery when you’re ready. Welcome drinks at the original Tsingtao brewery. Then buses back downtown and to hotel. Pub crawl through the town.
Buses leave 10:30 to Laoshan Park. 3 trails available: hard, normal and walkers. Trails will finish on or near the beach. Buses will drive back to hotel around 5:30. Dinner starts at 7, followed by Hash bash in bar next door.
Buses leave 10:30 to old town. 2 (maybe 3) runs available. Normal and walkers. Trail will again finish near the water so that you can hang out and relax on the beach. Shuttle buses will go to airport at selected times.
*Note: Program subject to change
Cost and registration
Register before 01. July: 400 RMB
Register after 01. July: 500 RMB
There will be no payments accepted on the Nash Hash weekend!
To register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venue and accommodation
Hai Qing Hotel, 11 Donghai Middle Road, Qingdao. Tel: (0532) 8596 9888.
The contact person at the hotel is Meng Fan Yun (Maria) and her phone number is (0532) 8596 9888 – 6384. Her email is mfy6667 @ sina.com. Please mention the “China Nash Hash” so that she knows why you contact her. And please keep in mind, this lady speaks only limited English.
If you prefer other accommodation then try to find something in the new city center near the city government or the Olympic Sailing Center. You might want to try the following hotels: Sanfod Hotel (on Hong Kong Middle road), Sunny World Hotel (on Shantou Road) or if you are looking for another budget place, Home Inn (on Hong Kong Middle Road).
Thanks for reading all this. This information was put online just before Christmas 2009 and there’s still a lot of chances for things to change. We’ve put together this program and information to the best of our knowledge. If you still have any questions now then please contact us. There will be more information coming up online and you can check back here every now and then. We will probably also change the layout of this section later to make it easier to read.
On on! in Qingdao in September 2010,
Official Qingdao Hash House Harriers website