The RA is always right except when Rule 1 applies and there shall be no discussion.
The RA checks on proper behaviour before, during, and between runs. It is left to the RA’s discretion as to whether he/she will ignore any transgression, give a private reprimand, or make a charge. If a charge is made a penalty will automatically follow.
The penalty for any transgression is one down-down, except when the charge is severe, when a penalty with shame shall apply. A penalty with shame is a down-down taken kneeling down (or sitting on ice if any can be spared).
Beer is to be drunk when down-downing or poured over your own head. Excessive waste may result in a second down-down with shame and may even be taken in water.
No whingers, moaners or pretending to have a broken leg!
With joyous heart, every Hasher over 12 yrs. will give Hash Cash Rs 200 each run. Covers beer, softies, ice, down-downs etc. The last to pay will be named and shamed.
Anyone having knowledge of a transgression by a fellow Hasher may make a charge during the down-downs. A charge will always result in a penalty for either the accused, the accuser, or both, at the discretion of the RA. Charges from the pack can be defended, but poor defence will result in a penalty with shame (see Rule 5).
Intelligence is neither required or appreciated on the Hash. Thinking on the run is a punishable offence.
Short-cutting is allowed. Being caught short cutting is a serious offence however (see Rule 10). A short-cutter will be known as an SCB (Short Cutting Bastard).
At more or less regular intervals, every Hasher will be asked to set a run. Since being a Hare is a great honour, refusals are neither expected nor accepted. If the run is passably good, the Hares will be awarded a down-down. If the run or anything about the run is considered to be below standard for MH3, the Hares may face the great dis-honour of the Hash-Shit.
Hashers should make as much noise as possible. Silent running is a punishable offence.
Sooner or later a hasher will do something stupid. He will hence be given a Hash Name to suit his stupidity. He will subsequently be known only by this Hash Name. Failure to observe this rule will result in a charge
The Hash has Internationally accepted forms of communication on the run:- When ON flour shout ‘On-On’. When Checking shout ‘Checking’. When calling someone back to the correct trail shout ‘On Back’. All calling must be at an appropriately high decibel level. Hashers caught shouting ‘On-On’ when not in sight of flour will be charged with misleading the Hash. (See Rule 23).
All Hashers should be strongly committed to the Hash and attend gatherings whenever possible. Irregular attendance will be noticed and charged. (i.e. two consecutive absences).
The Hash is a non-competitive run through the local countryside in order to encourage a thirst for beer that should already exist. Aggressive running is totally banned and is a punishable offence. Aggressive runners will be called FRB’s (Front Running Bastards). Persistent FRB’s may be awarded a large, gassy down-down of Sprite prior to a run to curb their enthusiasm.
We will respect property and will not litter. No crop bashing will occur during the run. Down-down with shame to the offenders.
Stationary checking or refusal to check when so required by the RA will undoubtedly result in a charge.
If the cars are sighted on the run, then the run is officially over and the Hash may proceed to the beer by the most direct route.
Leading the Hash astray is easy. However, the perpetrator of this crime will surely be made to suffer.
The rules are not comprehensive and therefore rule 23 applies.
The GM can add, delete or change, any rule, at any time. No public announcement will be deemed necessary, however transgressions will still result in a charge.
The Hash is democratic and fair but all will obey the GM (or his wife) in all matters