The original Hash club in Malaysia
was strictly men only; this practice is only adhered to by some clubs. For instance, male-only clubs will also have a "sister
" group, known as "Harriet
s". Some cities, like Singapore
for instance, have multiple Hashes. Some groups are mixed, others are not.
The Saipan Hash (www.huffypuffy.com), started by members of the Agana (Guam)running club, uses a hospital bedpan as the down-down vessel. Saipan's group does not charge an annual membership fee, either. Rather, members are required to pay on a by-event basis. The leader of the Saipan group, affectionately known as the Tyrant, has been with the group since the beginning, in 1984. The club celebrated it's 1000th run in February of 2004.