Freezing Cold Hash Dismal Swamp

Event Date

Sat, Jan 3, 2015


Metuchen, NJ

About This Activity


Sat. Jan. 3, 2015 10am   Edison & Metuchen, NJ

See info at 

       Run at Dismal Swamp, Edison & Metuchen NJ

Post Run Party Hailey’s Harp, 400 Main St., Metuchen, NJ 08840 [next to Metuchen Train Station]

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         Tired of the same old neighborhood roads, traffic, bad drivers? Join the off-road runners for a great and unusual training run.  See the swamps and wooded areas saved from development. The Rumson Hash House Harriers again return to the woods and marsh of Edison. Hashing is not a race but a non-competitive group run which follows an off-road course laid out with baking flour. If you like trail running without the competition of a formal race, this will be a fun switch for you. This is a complex and different course through woods, grass, swamp and marsh.  Wear old running shoes.

    $20.00 Pre-registered run & party via

      $25.00 Day of Event

Volunteers receive free beer, food and skull T-shirt. Please bring a can food donation for the St. James Food Bank.

A fun time is guaranteed! You must be over 21 years old to participate.  No times are recorded.  A sense a humor is a must. Prizes and giveaways at the post race social!  

If you go the wrong way, these are POTENTIAL EXCITING DANGERS / CHALLENGES

- Get bitten by starving animals                 

- Slip on ice & break bones

- Cut your leg on sharp branches

- Slip on snow and break arm                     

- Touch 29,000 Volts of Electricity

- Run into tree branches, poke eye out       

- Angry deer with huge antlers

- Fall into Stream and get swept out to ocean                

- Frozen Rats & other dead animals

- Exploding gas pipelines                                            

- Bad drivers from New York who don’t speak English

- Sticker bushes

- Crawl under barbed wire                                           

- Get hit in head with cement falling

- Slide off mud cliffs  off bridges       

Facebook Hash club:

Prior links, photos and videos:

2012 Facebook event

Featured on TV News12 NJ and Cablevision.       

 (News 12 TV Show) Freezing Cold Hash

  (Cablevision - TV Show) Dismal Swamp - Edison

 Video (Cablevision - TV Show) Thomas Edison Park

Sentinel Article:                      

Photos from prior years

Laura S   photos

Goodie bag pick up  Dec 29, Dec 30 and Jan 2 at


2053 Woodbridge Ave.

Edison, NJ 08817

(Phone) 732-572-0500

 (Fax)    732-572-0030

Event details and schedule

Jan 2 , 2015 Friday Night- Goodie Bag pick up and decorate party room

Sat Jan 3   8am- 10 warm ups near the woods

10 National Anthem

10:05 group photo

10:10 start running

12:30 Post run party at Hailey's Harp

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