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 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. Two runs are set from the starting point. The main run is of duration about one to one and a half hours, and we have a shorter and easier trail for those who choose to walk. The Hare sets the runs and provides bread and salad. 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 meat to cook on the BBQ facilities provided by the hare and suitable drinks for yourself and also to contibute to the Grogmaster for any charges that may be brought against miscreants. 

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 GM - John "Kokup" Leckie - Home 03 9743 7248 Mobile 0438 905 354 email:
On Sec - Simon "Lubang Oz" Wreford - 03 9853 6366 -
Joint Grogmasters - Larry "Motamouth" Andreatta- 0400 940 120 - and Dr Dementia:

Sergeant - Mike "Pol Pot" Hodgson03 9885 6438  

Webmaster - Alan "Canny" McCann - 0417 330076 -
Next Runs
21-Jul-13 163 Mike (Pol Pot) Hodgson & Jack (Phantom) Walker Kirth Kiln Picnic Area, Gembrook Pg14 A10 3:00pm
18-Aug-13 164 Daniel (Monkey Boy) Davies RJ Hamer Aboretum, Olinda 122 B9 3:00pm
22-Sep-13 165 John (Kokup) & Judy (Punch) Leckie Stanley Park, Mt Macedon   3:00pm
20-Oct-13 166 Nick (Nickel B) & Lai Fun (Lotsa Fun) Leicester You Yangs, Lower Picnic Area   4:00pm
17-Nov-13 167 Larry (Motamouth) Andreatta & Brian (Dr Dementia) Walsh Christmas Hills   4:00pm
15-Dec-13 168 John (Klingon) Perkins  Werribee Gorge   4:00pm
19-Jan-14 169  John (Kokup) & Judy (Punch) Leckie  Stanley Park, Mt Macedon   4:00pm
16-Feb-14 170 Lee (Big Ears) Hazelwood & Leanne (Free Beers) Holland Warrandyte North  23 J8 4:00pm
16-Mar-14 171 Simon (Lubang Oz) and Metty (Lube Oil) Wreford Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale  178 B6 4:00pm
13-Apr-14 172 Joan(3 Speed) & Alan (Canny) McCann Dyers Picnic Ground, Black Snake Creek Road, Bunyip State Park  Pg14 S11  3:00pm
18-May-14 173 Bandung Barry24 Glasgow Road, Kilsyth  65 K1 3:00pm
15-Jun-14 174 Committee  Trentham   3:00pm
13-Jul-14 175       3:00pm
10-Aug-14 176  Morals and Firecracker  12 Bass Street, McCrae   3:00pm
07-Sep-14 177       3:00pm
05-Oct-14 178       4:00pm
09-Nov-14 179       4:00pm
07-Dec-14 180       4:00pm




18 May 2014 at 3.00 pm     

Run No 173     

Hare: Bandung Barry

Location:              24 Glasgow Road, Kilsyth (at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges National Park)

Melways Reference:      65 K1


Directions:          From the city the most direct route is either -:

(i)                  the Eastern Freeway and Ringwood Bypass OR

(ii)                Maroondah Highway

And then continue or turn right onto Mount Dandenong Road (Route 62)

At Kilsyth turn right onto Liverpool Road and follow south for about 2.5km

Turn left onto Glasgow Road and No 24 is on the right.

Drive in and park on the property. 


15 June 2014 at 3.00 pm

Run No 174  

AGM Run set by Committee

Location:              Firth Park in the Wombat State Forest NW of Gisborne.

Melways Reference:      Map X909 F10 (Older versions were Map 609)

Directions:          From the city take the Calder Highway and exit at Gisborne.

                             Take the Gisborne – Bacchus Marsh Road west for approximately 11km through Bullengarook to Carrolls Lane.

                             Turn right into Carrolls Lane, follow for approx 2km & take the left fork to Firth Road.

                             Follow Firth Road for approx 11km to Firth Park on right.

From Carrolls Lane, the road is gravel, so drive to the conditions.  Allow about 25 minutes from Gisborne.  Run starts at 3:00pm.

For those with GPS units, coordinates are 55H 0270700 and 5853770

There will be direction  arrows from the Carrolls Lane turnoff. 

Following the run there will be a circle in Firth Park and we will then adjourn to the nearby Pig & Whistle Hotel in East Trentham for dinner and end of hash year celebrations.

The return trip to Melbourne will all be on bitumen roads via Woodend.