EWH3 #1401: The Hip Hip Hop-a You Don’t Stop Trail, February 29, 2024, Froggy Bottom (Blue, Orange, Silver Line)

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (well, not that far, just in ancient Rome), there was a peculiar problem. You see, the Earth wasn’t exactly punctual about completing its trip around the sun in 365 days. It was more like, “Eh, I’ll get there when I get there.”

Now, the Romans were a stickler for schedules. They had their calendars all neatly organized, but they noticed something fishy. Every year, things seemed to get a little out of sync. Festivals were happening in the wrong seasons, farmers were planting crops at all the wrong times, and toga parties were just a mess.

So, in their wisdom, the Romans consulted their best minds and mathematicians. After much scratching of craniums and furrowing of brows, they came up with a brilliant idea: Let’s add an extra day to the calendar every four years!

And thus, leap day was born! 

Over the centuries, leap day became a day of bizarre traditions and superstitions. Some people believed it was a day when women could propose to men (because apparently, proposing on any other day was just too mainstream). Others thought it was a day when you could wear your underwear outside your pants and nobody would bat an eye.

Hashers took the hopportunity to drink and frolic through Froggy Bottom on a trail rife with hopscotch, leap frog, and maybe even some hurdles. Show off your wild side as a leaping lizard, bounding bunny, or kicking kangaroo! 


When: 6:45 PM Thursday, February 29, 2024. Pack will be away right at 7:15 PM, don’t be late!

Where: George Washington Equestrian Statue (follow marks from Froggy Bottom Metro)

Nearest Capital Bike Share: 23rd & M St NW

Hares: Poon-apple Juice, Vegetarian, Some Mystery Hares

Trail Details:
– Runners: 2.1 mi. first half / 2.0 mi. second half

– Walkers: 1.1 mi first half / 0.9 mi. second half

– Shiggy: 0.69

Miscellaneous Crap:
Trail is A to B (0.3 mi to Farragut North, 0.5 mi to Farragut West). Bring your own vessel, your best jump roping skillz, and a supportive sports bra (or not). Sign up on Hash Rego is required if paying by card! Be smart, have fun.

End Metro
Last Trains Out:

Farragut North Farragut West

Glenmont 12:02 AM Ashburn 12:05 AM

Shady Grove 12:08 AM Downtown Largo 11:58 PM

Downtown Largo 12:00 AM

Franconia-Springfield 11:58 PM

New Carrollton 11:56 PM

Vienna/Fairfax-GMU 12:09 AM

On After: Recessions

Specials: Get ready to karaoke! Sign up for your favorite hip-hop song or serenade us with some House of Pain.