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This hash is 240 years in the making.
“Happy 240th Birthday Marines!
This trail will be the 10th anniversary of its original running of the Marine Birthday Hash in the DC area back in 2005.
In 1775, a committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern, in Philadelphia, PA, to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines with Samuel Nicholas as the first Commandant.
A Legacy is Born! Just weeks after banding together, the Continental Marines successfully executed their first amphibious landing on a hostile shore at Fort Nassau in the Bahamas. Within minutes of the Marines’ arrival, the British troops surrendered.
More recently over the past 60 years, Marines have also had a rich tradition of hashing. Among the Johnny Appleseeds to spread hashing throughout the world, the men and women of our beloved Corps have hashed in many lands– places like Port-au-Prince, Okinawa, and Iraq. A Marine also helped start one of the hashes in the DC area – OTH4.
In every clime and place the Marines continuously stand ready. In this place and clime, the Marine hares of EWH3 stand ready to deliver a trail symbolic of the rich Marine history (and with a little risk, because that is the nature of the Corps). Run, Drink, and Enjoy!”
When: 6:45 PM Thursday, November 12th, 2015. Pack away at 7:15!
Where: Foggy Bottom Metro! – follow marks to start!
Hares: My Little Pony, Don’t Ask Don’t Smell, Rambutt, Sphincter Shy, Gladiator, and Downward Facing Doggie Style.
Miscellaneous Crap: Trail is A to Z. Runners and Walkers trails are dog friendly, neither are stroller friendly. It should be a nice night. Pack smartly and bring a headlamp (INCLUDING Walkers) & mug! Be smart, have fun.
Last trains out of Rosslyn Metro:
Franconia-Springfield – 12:16 AM
Largo Town Center – 11:57 PM
New Carrollton – 11:47 PM
Vienna/Fairfax-GMU – 12:13 AM
Wiehle-Reston East – 11:47 PM
Continental Pool Lounge
1911 N Fort Myer Dr
Arlington, VA 22209
Marines are special and so are the hashers who help them celebrate their birthday.