Well, no, you don’t see this every day. On Saturday, the NYC Hash House Harriers made their annual run in red dresses through the Park mid-afternoon as the Folk Festival was underway. It was quite the sight to see! They gathered in one of the east side alcoves and then made for a run to the Fountain where they posed for photos.
Their web site says:
We run around the streets, alleys and parks of the NYC metro area in our never-ending quest for beer, food, good times and beer.
Hashing . . . it’s a mixture of athleticism and sociability, hedonism and hard work; a refreshing break from the nine-to-five routine. Hashing is an exhilaratingly fun combination of r*nning, orienteering, and partying, where bands of Harriers and Harriettes chase Hares on eight-to-ten kilometer-long trails through town, country, jungle, and desert, all in search of exercise, camaraderie, and good times.
p.s. They welcome you to join in!