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Note that due to Google updating their IT template this website location will be discontinued from July 2021.

The new location is https://sites.google.com/view/melbournefullmoonhash/Home

 About Us

The Melbourne Howlers Full Moon Hash House Harriers are a group of cross-country runners who enjoy getting out of the suburban area into the Australian bush to explore bushland and enjoy a great run within a drive of about one hour from the Melbourne CBD. We follow the running traditions of the original Malaysian Hash House Harriers with some minor modifications.  

 The Run
Runs are set on the Sunday nearest the full moon and commence at 3.00 p.m. in winter and at 4.00 p.m. during daylight saving time. The hares set two runs from the starting point. The main run is of duration about one to one and a half hours, and there is a shorter and easier trail for those who choose to walk.
The Hare will not provide any food due to COVID 19 restrictions. The hare is also responsible for the write up of the run on the following month.

 What You Need to Bring

We welcome all and there are no fees. However you will need to bring your own food and drinks for yourself and also to contribute to the Grogmaster for any charges that may be brought against miscreants. 

 Founders Commitment

Our name will be the “Melbourne Howlers Full Moon Hash House Harriers”
The runs will be held on the Sunday nearest to the full moon.
The runs will all be in open country — no tarmac. 
Run sites should have a BBQ or a friendly pub close by.
All grog will be BYO, but the hares will provide the BBQ facilities (suspended during COVID 19 restrictions).
The runs will be family friendly and hash songs will be sung


By attending our monthly outings, you undertake not to hold the organisers, any affiliated individuals or the managers and owners of properties you traverse, responsible for any injuries, or mishaps whatsoever, and accept full responsibility for all your own actions. 

If you choose to run with us, you must agree and accept that the MHFMHHH Committee, the hare(s) duly appointed by the Committee, and the owners of the land and property where the run will take place will take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety and well being of the participants, but accept no liability for any injury, damage or loss, however these may occur. You will also not hold the committee, its members or any affiliated person(s) responsible for any accident, loss, damages or injury sustained by yourself before, during or after the run. 
Grand Master - John "Klingon" Perkins - 0411 143 744 - jperkins@alphalink.com.au
On Sec and Webmaster - Alan "Canny" McCann - 0417 330 076 - a.mccann@bigpond.net.au
Sergeant - Barry "Bandung" Gannon - 0409 027 784 - bazangill@gmail.com (assisted by Dr Dementia: brianwalsh44@yahoo.com.au)
Grogmasters - Mike "Pol Pot" Hodgson0407 263 502 - mikepolhodgson@gmail.com & Jack "Phantom" Walker - 0414 839 746  - jackphantomwalker@gmail.com

WhatsApp Group Administrator

Vijai "Yogi Bear" Singh - 0416 662 123
Sunday 30 May 2021 - Run cancelled due to COVID Lockdown regulations

Future Run Dates

Run 252 - Sunday 27 June 2021 at 3.00 pm - Location Long Forest, past Melton  - Hare GM John "Klingon" Perkins - AGM and Dinner at Macs Hotel in Melton. TBC

Melways Page 335 E3 - Take the Western Freeway past Melton and at Hopetown Park Road take exit to Lake Merrimu. Then at Old Western Highway go left and then immediately right onto Long Forest Road. Proceed to car 2 km park on the left .

Run 253- Sunday 25 July 2021 at 3.00 pm - Hare required

Run 254 - Sunday 22 August 2021 at 3.00 pm - Hare required

Run 255 - Sunday 19 September 2021 at 3.00 pm - John "Kokup" and Judy "Punch" Leckie - Stoney Creek Picnic area, Switch Road, Anakie. Enter off Geelong-Ballan Road.   Melways Key Map Page 11 A9

Run 256 - Sunday 17 or 24 October  2021 at 3.00 pm (clocks change 31 October) - Hare required

Run 257 - Sunday 21 November 2021 at 4.00 pm - Hare required

Run 258 - Sunday 19 December 2021 at 4.00 pm - Hare required

Please bring all your own sandwiches, picnic food, precooked cold food or food to cook on the BBQ.
If you wish to cook your own food, please bring your own cooking implements to comply with COVID 19 restrictions.
The hares will not bring any food to share to ensure compliance with COVID 19 restrictions. 
Also please bring your own drinking mug for down downs.  
COVID 19 Safety Requirements

1. Participation

Do not attend the run if you are feeling unwell, are awaiting a COVID 19 test result, or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive in the last 48 hours.

Participants must ensure that their contact details (phone and e mail) are entered in the attendance run sheet and sign the attendance run sheet on arrival for the run

2.  Ensure Physical Distancing

Participants must maintain a distance of 1.5 metres apart as much as possible. This includes when congregating on arrival at the run-site, during the run at check points, all along the trail, in the circle and when eating after the run at the run site

3. Practice good hygiene

Participants must be familiar with recommended COVID 19 hygiene practices such as the use of hand sanitisers, the serving of drinks in disposable containers, and the use of disinfectant wipes for surfaces such as the sign in book and pen

4. Act quickly if a participant becomes unwell.

Participants must leave immediately if they begin to feel unwell, and inform the GM or any committee member if they or a close contact test positive for COVID 19 in the days following a run.

The On Sec will notify all participants immediately by e mail if any participant has tested positive for COVID 19