Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cairo Hash House Harriers

Walking or running in the desert might not be your cup of tea, but anyone living in Egypt for any length of time should check out the Cairo Hash House Harriers at least once. It's not for everyone, and certainly not for the faint of heart, but you might be pleasantly surprised at just how much you enjoy yourself. Bring your children, bring your dog, and bring LOTS OF WATER. Some of the trails can be quite long and grueling, so if you have any doubts about your ability to complete the walk you may want to hang back in the parking area and just enjoy the socializing afterwards (as I had to do on one occasion). The Cairo Hash House Harriers is a great way to combine exercise with meeting new people, and enjoying Egypt's breathtaking desert scenery.

Below are some photos from the 18th Annual Rehydration Run held on October 23.


  1. Anyone who starts drinking that early in the morning, especially hard alcohol, is a drunkard. These people need an AA meeting, not a "run" in the desert. A bunch of outcasts who can't fit into Egyptian society so they drink themselves silly.

  2. as one of the original co-hares of the 1st International Redydration back in 1992 (?) - glad to see it's still going strong! ON ON Condom Man

  3. Great pics. Would love to run with you tomorrow (May 21st)
    Only in town for 4 days.


  4. Hey!! I was wondering if you can give me any info as to how I can join the next run??


  5. Check the links I have above in the text. They usually meet on Fridays at the ACE Club in Maadi and carpool to the run site. I'm not currently in Egypt so I don't know the run times.