The Kuala Lumpur Junior Hash House Harriers meet for their Hash Runs on the first Sunday
of each month. The activity is intended as a family outing patterned along the lines of the
traditional Hash Runs but oriented towards young participants.
Generally, venues are within an hour's drive of KL and trails are often in rubber or oil palm
estates. For most of today's children who grow up in an urban environment, these Runs provide
many opportunities to see wild animals, plants and other wonders of nature - not to mention a
chance to get a little bit muddy!
Each Junior Hash Run has Long and Short Runs; the Long Run usually takes more than an hour while
the Short Run can be done in 30 ~ 45 minutes, even at walking pace. The trails are indicated by
paper with some false trails occasionally thrown in. There are sometimes streams to cross and
rarely does anyone return back clean!
The Runs are organised and supervised by adults and the safety of the children is given much
attention. However, parents are required to accompany their children on the Runs and to look
after them at all times.
After each Run there is a "circle" where participants are given awards to mark their achievement,
and new guests are introduced. From time to time, there are special Runs where freebies are given
and drinks/snacks are provided. However please prepare drinks/snacks for your own kids for the Run.
Most families remain after the run and enjoy a picnic (bring a tarp/blanket)! Also please remember to bring water, insect repellent,
and a change of clothes (we tend to get very dirty!).
Information and the location of each month's Run can be found on this website (below). You can also
join our E-Mail list and we'll send you a reminder each month with the directions.
The children are also encouraged to act as 'scribes' and recall their experiences
either with a report or a drawing which posted on the website.
Any family can join the KL Junior Hash House Harriers and about half of the present membership
are Malaysians. There is no minimum age limit -- there are parents who carry babies on their backs!
You can either join us as a Guest for each Run (Guest fees are RM10 per child), or choose to apply for membership (RM100 per child per year with
a one-time RM10 registration fee). There is no charge for Parents/Adults! The advantages of KLJHHH membership are:
members' runs count towards milestones / pewter cup awards (every 12 runs)
members are given discounted rates at all events
occasionally freebies are given, and are reserved for members only
you support the Junior Hash!
Our financial/membership year runs from September to August. For those joining between May and August,
a half year subscription is payable.
There is no need for an invitation or anything - just show up to the run site and join us!
Note that the KLJHHH is an ENTIRELY non-profit organisation that is comprised of volunteer,
like-minded parents that just want to provide a fun and enjoyable outlet for our kids.
JOIN OUR E-MAIL LIST
We now have an automated e-mail list that allows you to add or remove yourself from our e-mail notices.
If you'd like to be reminded of our runs and other events, please click HERE and enter your information.
If you'd like to stop receiving our e-mails, please click HERE and follow the instructions.
How to get there: Look it up on Google Maps:
-go to www.google.com/maps
-Search for:GPS 3° 24.37' N 101° 39.54' E
For those taking the E1 way (from KL to Ipoh), this is 23.5km to the run-site from the Rawang toll:-
- Exit the E1 expressway at exit 116, for Rawang. It is easy to miss this exit, so be careful.
- Set trip-meter at the toll.
- Keep in right-hand lanes. At 350m turn right underneath the flyover to join the flyover.
- Pass NSK supermarket on your right at 1km.
- Pass through three lights (at 1.3, 1.7 & 2 km) and go through the fourth at 3.1 km, with skool on the left. (You will probably need to stop at these lights.)
- Keep straight and go straight through the lights at 3.8km (just across a bridge), and
- Turn right at the roundabout at 4.1km,
- Followed by a left turn at the lights at 4.3km.
- Keep straight, following sign for Kuala Kubu Bharu, passing through three lights (at 4.9, 5.1 & 6.2 km) with another NSK supermarket on the right at the third light.
- Pass the MPM Plastics factory on your left at 7.3km.
- Keep straight, following sign for Tg Malim, and go straight through lights at 8km. (For those who missed the Rawang 116 exit, or who planned it, and exited at the next exit 118 for Bukit Beruntung (turn right at cross-roads after the toll and keep going straight) this is where they will join the route again, arriving from the left and turning left.) [There is no operational exit 117 yet.]
- Go straight through lights at 10.3km, with a BHP petrol station at your left. (The last 7-11 and Speedy-99 are a further 200-odd yds on the right.)
- Go through two more lights (at 11.4 & 12.6 km), following sign for Ipoh. Keep straight.
- Go under road bridge at 16.8km.
- Come to colourful shop lots on the left at 17.8km, and
- Take right turn at lights at 18.1km.
- Keep straight, through new housing estates, passing lake on right at 20.9km and another lake on left shortly after, continuing onwards straight, even though the road gets thinner at 22.3km.
- Conduct a hand-brake u-turn, or a careful hairpin about-turn, clockwise, at the side gate to the Sains skool at 22.9km. Do not go forward to the main road T-junction.
- Drive aside and behind the skool playing field, arriving at the run-site at 23.5km.
For those taking the dam road behind Batu Caves, this is 25.4km to the run-site from the turn off from the MRR2 onto Lebuh Utama Sri Gombak up the hill towards Taman Seri Gombak (which is the turn about 2km clockwise from Batu Caves, just past the Taman Bolton estate (which is just past the Aerofoam factory) ... and can be arrived at alternatively by taking the Duke highway from the Solaris Mount Kiara area, and taking the E33 (or 3309) spur towards Taman Seri Gombak):-
- Set trip-meter at the point of entering Lebuh Utama Sri Gombak up to Taman Seri Gombak (this is where you have either turned left off the MRR2, coming clockwise from Batu Caves, or where you have slipped off left coming anti-clockwise from Ampang Point and have crossed the bridge right to get onto that road).
- Go straight through three lights (at 0.5, 1.5 & 1.9 km). The last Speedy-99 is almost immediately after, on your right.
- Road curves right then left at 2.2km, then curves right at 2.6km and crosses a bridge slightly right then slightly left at 2.8km. You are now going through a Kampung/Village.
- Take first right at T-junction at 2.9km,
- Followed by first left at 3.0km, where the road curves left (with a dead end to the right).
- Take a right turn at the tall square water tank on stilts at 3.2km,
- Followed by a left turn at 3.3km, where there is a skool in front of you at the junction.
- Follow the road straight, down the hill, going over a few speed bumps, up the hill, and then down again, turning right at the junction at 4.4km.
- Follow this road straight (but it is quite winding). You will reach the top of the hill at 16.1km, where people will be taking 'fresh' water from the hill-side on your left.
- Go down the hill and along, keeping straight (winding) and beware the sweeping right hand curve at 24.1km.
- Take a left, just after the sweeping curve, at 24.5km.
- Slip off left at the side gate to the Sains skool at 24.7km.
- Drive along and behind the skool playing field, arriving at the run-site at 25.4km.
If you wish to print out just the Run directions,
and the text will appear in a separate window from which you can print a copy.
News and Reminders
DON'T FORGET THE CIRCLE!!
For you new members, please know that after the run we have a circle where awards and "punishments" are handed out. It's more fun when there are a lot of people involved!
Please take note that we now allocate hares for future runs.
Those families allocated are responsible for setting the run on that day or finding a replacement and notifying the committee of same. Once run directions are available, please email to email@example.com. If you need assistance in finding an experienced co-hare, please ask. Also, if you want to set a special run at any time within the following 12 months (eg. for child's birthday, national event in home country, etc.), please let the committee know.
Annual Fees Revision:
Annual fees will be RM100 / child and joining fee for new members will remain at RM10, as will guest fee per child per run.
Annual feels are due for renewal at the AGM Run (September), and must be paid by November Run latest or else membership will lapse. The Junior Hash has at least 2 celebration runs per annum, at which a combination of free food / entertainment / gifts is provided to members (guests pay special fees on the day). Added to that, each member receives an engraved pewter mug / medal at each milestone (12th run).
Freebies / Hasherdabery:
We still have T-shirts to give away upon registration, so if members or their guests need any more, just ask!
Here are a few general reminders about the Hash
Please make sure your kids (and any guests) sign both OUT and IN on every run, and specify accurately which run they intend to do (LONG OR SHORT). At two runs recently, some members did not sign back in, meaning the Hares were on standby to go back into the jungle to search for them until it was established that they were back.
Please educate / remind your kids of the Hash "paper" protocol:
They are to keep ensuring they are running on the right type / shape of paper for the run they are on (otherwise they could get terribly lost)
One of the objectives of "checks" is to keep the runners closer together - the front runners should do the "checking", and the breaking of checks should be done by the kids, who should then organise the joining up of the paper into a continuous trail so that those behind do not have to "check" all over again and become even slower in finishing
Hash calls (kids need to be trained to use these):
R U - calling to those in front or checking to see if anyone within earshot is on paper
Checking - replying to those who call R U that you haven't found the paper trail yet and are still checking
On on - calling when found paper / when running on the paper trail
Hares: We would not have a Junior Hash without a willing hare each month and we know how much effort goes into finding a suitable site and setting runs there, often with several recce trips beforehand. We'd just like to remind you all to please choose a site where there is a safe and quiet parking area, away from any traffic passing through, and make sure to bring / lay sufficient paper to minimise the risk of anyone getting lost. If a run is set near to a kampung / village, it's advisable to use flour / coffee for the 2 respective trails, rather than paper, so that the trail does not get moved / tampered with. Any check laid on both long and short runs should be easily broken by the kids themselves and, to avoid confusion and mayhem, there should be no false trails. As a general guide, short runs should be tailored for 3 to 6 year olds and be an easy 45 minute walk for the average 4-yr-old. Long runs should be no longer than 6 kms. Neither run should have any long stretch of walking along a river bed, but multiple river crossings are OK on both.
Before the start of each run, we would like the hare to give the runners a brief introduction for that day, as follows:
explain the concept of paper / checks (we have been getting a very large number of guests on recent runs, and hares should therefore assume that many of the runners are totally new to hashing)
introduce each of the day's runs:
shape of paper for each
number of checks on each
approximate length (time and / or distance) of each
any dangers or unusual elements (eg. how long is walk along road / river, back to site, where more lengthy than normal)
lead warm-up exercise session (or organize someone to do this)
The Junior Hash is one of the ways in which we, the parents, can pass on good values about caring for the environment to our children. Please ensure all rubbish is taken home with you after the run. Litterbugs are not welcome!
Dogs on runs:
Whilst families are welcome to give their dogs an outing on our runs, here are a couple of reminders to those canine owners:
If your dog is temperamental or does not yet know how to socialise with others, they are better left at home. Not all our young members and guests are comfortable with dogs, so we would prefer not to have any scenes which may frighten them.
We rely on the owners to be as vigilant about clearing any doggy messes around our runsites, and in the middle of the paper trail, as they are in and around their own homes.
Dogs MUST be kept on leads, both for the comfort and safety of our members and guests who are not so familiar with dogs, and for the safety of any herds of sheep/goats/cows we encounter along the trail. Remember, we are running on private property most of the time.
Number of runs:
Please make sure you regularly check the registration list as to the number of runs your child has "clocked up", just so that any discrepancies are dealt with straight away.
thanks to Sim Campbell for having established and maintained this webpage. Since
Year 2005 this website has been updated by the KLJHHH committee members.
Please feel free to send us e-mail with comments and suggestions
on how the webpage can be improved.