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.
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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.
VENUE: Kolam Air Panas Kerling (Kerling Hot Springs)
TRAVEL TIME: 1:30
RUN STARTS AT: 3:00 pm
HARE: Mirthe Mullie v/d Geer
CO-HARE(S): Mum and dad v/d Geer
Look it up on Google Maps: (Sorry, not this month)
-go to www.google.com/maps
-Search for: Nx xx.xxx Exxx xx.xxx
Venue: Kolam Air Panas Kerling (Kerling Hot Springs)
Route 1 - scenic and recommended, +/- 65 km from KL
Find your way to Batu Caves and take the old Dam road (B57) towards Hulu Yam Bharu.
Follow this road for 22km till you reach Hulu Yam Bharu, cross the bridge and turn left.
Follow the road (still called B57) for 4,7km through the village of Ulu Yam Lama till you reach the old Ipoh Road (Route1)
Turn right in the direction of Ipoh and follow Route 1 for 19,4 km (you will pass the exit towards Kuala Kubu Baru at one point).
At 19,4 km, take a sharp right turn into Jalan Kampung Air Panas. After 1,5km turn left into the village and follow the signs towards Kolam Air Panas. Park neatly on the parking spot next to the hot springs.
Route 2 - via the E1 Highway to Ipoh, +/- 88km from KL
Find your way to the E1 and drive north towards Ipoh for 65 Km till you reach the exit towards Tanjung Malim.
Take the exit, pass the toll and drive 1,5km till you reach the old Ipoh Road (Route 1)
Turn right onto the ramp in the direction of Kuala Lumpur/Batang Kali. Keep left at the fork and merge onto Route 1
Drive 10km on Route 1 towards Kuala Lumpur / Batang Kali till you see a signboard "Kolam Air Panas"
Turn slight left onto Jalan Kampung Air Panas. After 1,5km turn left into the village and follow the signs towards Kolam Air Panas.
Park neatly on the parking spot next to the hot springs.
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***Hotdog and drinks on sale at site***
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 car stickers 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.