“BAREFOOT IN THE PARK”
Freezing Cold Hash Over the Snow

BY DAN FABRIZIO

EDISON, NJ--The 2011 edition of the Freezing Cold Hash Run, held January traveled over some of the most dangerous conditions ever. This adventure run featured over 200 crazed athletes running through snow in Arctic weather. A record-breaking number of runners participated. Runners also made canned-food donations to the St James Food Pantry of Edison. This is a non-competitive group run in the woods of Edison, NJ, and trails along the Raritan River. The run started and finished at Kenneth Vercammen's Law Office.

Hashing...it's a mixture of athleticism and sociability, hedonism and hard work; a refreshing break from the nine-to-five routine. Hashing is an exhilaratingly fun combination of running, orienteering, and partying, where bands of Harriers and Harriettes chase Hares on either three- or five-mile trails, all in search of exercise, camaraderie, and good times. The Post-Race Social called the “On-On” was held at the Green Derby, sort of an early St. Patrick’s Day Party.
We would also like to extend our gratitude to all the volunteers, participants, and those who made this a fun day, especially:

 

 HASHERS DOING A “BALANCING ACT” ALONG THE WATER.
Mike Washakowski--Assistant Event Coordinator
Brian Borden, Ken Palmer, and Wakefern Running Club
Bob Tona--Set up, award coordinator, and skull cake and skull chocolate
Dan Fabrizio--Registration and mobile refreshment truck
Chris Knigge--Bartender and registration
Jim Pate--Margarita machine and bartender
Dave DeMonico--Trumpet for “Star Spangled Banner’
Mark Griggs--Skull Awards and set-up
Charlotte Griggs--Set-up
Sally of Pine Beach and Sueann Caruso--Registration and Deer with antlers
Larry Bergmayer of Jersey Shore--Setting up DVD to play Hash DVD and chopping up the ice
Robin Drogin of Jersey Shore--Set-up and event-day organization
Edith Szetoo--Refreshment-stop bartender
Claire Walsh--Registration
Christie Patla--Registration and special awards
Bill Scholl--Helped “shake down” people at bar for the $5.00 for beers.
Runner Girl the Hasher--Organizing the hash circle for down-downs

Mark your calendars as we plan for January 7, 2012: Freezing Cold Hash X.