Join the Qingdao Hash House Harriers for a special village excursion on August 25, 2012. This marks run number 290 in the history of the Qingdao group of drinkers with a running problem.

Read on on for a message from the future (see below). Early start – meet @ 12.15 pm at Crowne Plaza on Hong Kong Middle Rd. (next to Jusco) in time for a bus ride to the hills.

When: August 25, 2012 @ 12.15 pm
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel

From the Qingdao HHH official website: “Here in Qingdao, every week the Qingdao Hash House Harriers jog, walk, crawl and run a 60 to 90 minute fun run. They follow a trail marked with flour laid out by “hares” which ends at a “Down Down” circle.”

More info from the Qingdao HHH:

Run No. 290, August 25, 2012

Hare/s: Straydog / The Hermit

Costs: RMB 40/head for hashers & harriettes to cover bus and drinks

Meeting Place and Time: Meet at Hotel Crowne Plaza lobby at 12.15 PM

Hare says:

Dear Hashers,

For our next run on Saturday, 25 August, we have another very special run for you. Using his “l33t h4x0r skillz” the Hare Straydog managed to get a very rare email from the future about the run [insert sci-fi sound-effect here]. Read on to find out what the run is about and what to expect. There’s also a tl;dr at the bottom for you lazy folk.

And here is the email from the future:

“Dear diary,

Last Saturday I had a really great time with the Qingdao Hash House Harriers. It was a very special run because we went out to the countryside and could experience the villages away from the big city. We met at the Crowne Plaza lobby at 12:15 and there was a bus waiting for us already. At 12:30 sharp the bus started the engines and we drove around 45 minutes into the countryside. We paid RMB 40 per person and that would be enough to cover the fees for the bus and the drinks for the afternoon. There were two volunteers who prepared the run this time: “The Hermit” and “Straydog”

And the trail was absolutely amazing. First the runners left the bus because they had a longer trail than the rest. Their trail apparently went through some really cool mountain villages and past some small restaurants with stunning views of the mountains. I decided to stay with the slower walkers though and the bus took us to a different spot where everybody got out of the bus. From there we started our walk also through villages and past small creeks and a lot of nature. We had to find our way through the village and make sure we stay ‘on trail’. It didn’t take too long and then a guy called “Too Fucking Fast” caught up with us. No idea how he arrived so early, maybe he took a taxi? We had a short rest in a village where there is a big painting of Chairman Mao and then we continued our trail and went towards the wetland and the water. We walked along the coast and finished up at a harbour where we would then have a big seafood dinner. In total the trail for the walkers must have been 11km and for the runners around 16km. The restaurant is only about 30 meters aways from the fishing boats and we spent around RMB 60 for a big seafood dinner and had a lot of fun. The Hare Straydog even brought some very tasty drinks from Papua New Guinea for us that we all tasted. We had the bus back at around 9pm and arrived downtown in time for some more fun in the evening.

Check out the pictures from the trail! You will see how nice the places are. That is all from along the trail. Cool, isn’t it?

It was one of the best decisions I made lately to go and join this run. This for sure must have been the best run ever”

See Hashers, this could be your email. You only need to come to the Crowne Plaza on Saturday to experience all of the above.

Tl;dr (Too long; didn’t read)

Run #: 290
Meet: Crowne Plaza Lobby, 12:15
Departure: 12:30
Cost: RMB 40 per person
Hares: The Hermit and Straydog
Length: Around 11km for walkers, 16km for runners
Dinner: Around RMB 60 per person
Return: Around 9:30pm

See you on Saturday!

Plan to attend? Please RSVP here.

Receding Hareline:
Run No. 291 – September 1 – Mamasan (Angelina) and Pole Beer (Idzi)
Run No. 292 – September 8 –
Run No. 293 – September 15 –
Run No. 294 – September 22 –
Run No. 295 – September 29 –

Want to volunteer for haring? Know someone who wants to hare? Please contact Premature Finnish.

On On !!
Well Hung Jury & Team
Hare Raiser/Trail Master – Qingdao Hash House Harriers

Qingdao Hash House Harriers 290

Qingdao Hash House Harriers 290 On On

Qingdao Hash House Harriers 290 Finish

Relevant Links:
Qingdao Hash House Harriers Official Website
Crowne Plaza Qingdao Website
Qingdao HHH on Facebook

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