Similar to a social cult, the Hash House Harriers use ritual humiliation and jargon to form an almost fanatic adherence amongst the membership. Not unlike FreeMasons, Hash House Harriers discourage and shun defectors. The clique argot and bizarre ceremonies, ensure that they are able to quickly establish a rapport with members of foreign clubs, and travel freely with a network of likewise indoctrinated individuals.

Of course, if you enjoy surrendering your identity to a mob, you may fit in nicely.