Monday, November 25, 2013

Diamond Jubilee Run 2013

The Royal Selangor Club (RSC) Hash Section (HHH) is organising the Hash Diamond Jubilee Run to commemorate 75 years of Hashing. The event, which is expected to welcome close to 1,500 hashers from all over the world, will be held from Friday, 6th December to Sunday 8th December 2013. The three-day event will kick start from the very site where Hash Run No. 1 was set in December 1938 - thus allowing Malaysian hashers to indulge in nostalgia and take pride in this international sport, which has its beginnings in Kuala Lumpur.

The term “Hash House Harriers” (HHH) was derived firstly, from the name “Hash House”. Hash was the “fun” name for its then unimaginative food given to the Selangor Club Chambers, a social centre for the British Civil servants and business men who lived in Malaya in the early years between the two world wars. Located in close proximity to the current RSC, it served as the first run site. Runners chasing the paper trail laid by a Hare were called Harriers.

75 years on, there are more than 2200 chapters in 185 countries throughout the 7 continents of the world namely Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australia and Antarctica. Hashing is arguably the world’s largest and most popular Sport for All Movement and is recognized as such by the International Olympic Committee.

The RSC HHH is pleased to announce that the Hash Diamond Jubilee Run is supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME), a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under Malaysia's Ministry of Tourism and Culture. International and local Hashers will also be able to sample “Malaysian Hospitality” at its best and enjoy complimentary tour packages in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

Mr. Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events (MME) said, “Sporting events has become an integral part of Malaysia’s event calendar, with a lasting impact for the country’s health, social and economic values. The Hash Diamond Jubilee Run not only gives the international attendees an experience of Malaysia’s unique culture and traditions, but also highlights the many attractions along the run’s trail. Athletes and runners from different countries come to Malaysia to show their pride of nation, which makes the Hash Diamond Jubilee Run an interesting appeal for embracing sportsmanship and bringing nations together.”

RSC President, Mr Bryan Perera said, “The Royal Selangor Club is proud to present to you the Hash Diamond Jubilee Run. For a club steeped in sporting tradition, hosting this commemorative Run is another feather in our cap. In essence, this is a homecoming event for all hashers.”

He thanked Malaysia Major Events for their endorsement and support of the event. “It is fantastic that you have included the Hash Diamond Jubilee Run in your calendar of events. The event is certainly in line with the promotional campaigns for Visit Malaysia Year 2014. On our part, we will certainly encourage the foreign hashers/ visitors to take the opportunity to stay on after the event and explore the many attractions Malaysia has to offer.”

The Hash Diamond Jubilee Run is a three-day event; with runs held at various sites around the Klang Valley. Each Run culminates in social events, which is synonymous with the spirit of Hashing. The event kicks-off with a Red Dress Charity Run on Friday, December 6, followed by a “Street Party” to welcome all hashers. On the 7th and 8th, various run activities will be held at RSC’s Sports Annexe in Bukit Kiara and Taman Rimba Templar, followed by the Grand Party. For the first time, the RSC Hash is organizing an extra long 25km cross country fun run termed the “Hash Ball Breaker Run” which is a real test of strength and endurance.

Organising a prestigious event, as large as this is not possible without the support of sponsors, such as the Olympic Council of Malaysia and the Malaysian Hash Council for their support and sponsors, Genting Highlands, Guinness Anchor Berhad and Tanjong Golden Village for their sponsorship.

What? Diamond Jubilee Run 2013

When? 6-8 December 2013

Highlights of the run:

- 3 Days Hash Party
- Free Flow of Cold Beer
- Mouth Watering Food
- Great Entertainment
- Affordable Hotels
- Direct Flights
- Certificate of Participation
- Visit Malaysia Year 2014- Free trips

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