Mijas H3 30th Anniversary
May 17th - 19th 2019
30th Anniversary update for May.
(Last and final update before the event)
It’s only days away now. I hope your bags are packed and prepared for a fantastic Hash party. We are all ready and awaiting your arrival.
There have been a few last minute changes and some finishing touches made as you will see below.
Rota H3 Cadiz: Are putting on a Pre lube run Saturday 11th, check their Facebook page for more details: Rota Three Kings Hash House Harriers (R3KH3).
The event is taking place in Fuengirola for those still not up to speed! From Malaga airport the cheapest and easiest way is to take a train, follow signs “Train” from the airport, the train only goes in two directions: Malaga – Fuengirola, take the direction “Fuengirola” the train only goes as far as Fuengirola so you can’t get lost!! The cost of a one way ticket is: 2.70 euro and takes about 35 minutes.
Taxis: All Taxis are metered, but there is an additional charge for pick ups at the airport and for bags. From the airport directly to the “Hotel Palmeras” in Fuengirola will cost about 35 - 40 euros. If there are a few of you with big bags it’s a good deal.
Buses: There are buses but I would not bother.
Malaga main Train Station: Look for the “Local” (Cercanias) train service to Fuengirola, its quite easy, look for the signs.
People with cars. There is parking at the Hotel, please contact them for more information. Street parking around the Hotel is possible but difficult to find. Where there are blue lines you will incur charges.
Others: If you are coming by some other obscure means of transport and need assistance or help please send us an email and we will endeavour to help.
On to the 30th Anniversary celebrations:
We will have Mijas hashers (Look for wierdos in a MH3 hash shirt) in the Hotel Palmeras lobby from Monday evening around 18.00 to 20.00 hrs to give guidance to visitors on the best places to eat and drink.
Don’t forget those people going on the spectacular “Camino Del Rey” (The Kings walk) arranged for Wednesday 15th May collect your tickets on the Tuesday evening 14th May the Hotel Palmeras look for “Streaky” at the “La Tren Bar” behind the Hotel reception desk. She will be there from 17.00 hrs till 19.00hrs. Coach pick up time will be around 07.30 hrs from in front of the Hotel on Wednesday morning. You should be back at the Hotel around 15.00 hours. If you are not going to be able to collect your ticket at this time please email email@example.com and we will arrange another way to collect your ticket. Note: We are also planning on Pre-Registering all the “Camino” people on the night, so if you owe money bring it along. You will receive your goody bag and drink vouchers for the Friday night but you will still have to register which run you wish to go on.
Red Dress Run: on Thursday 16th, Registration/check in the “Colon Hall”, Hotel Palmeras (1st floor) from 10.30 Hrs. Coaches will depart the Hotel for the run at 12.30 hrs. (Look at the MH3 notice board in the Hotel for more details).
Friday Registration Night: Doors to the “Espana Hall”, Hotel Palmeras (ground floor) will open at 16.00 hours. We have made the opening time a little earlier to give us more time and you extra drinking time. Please bring your registration number and some ID, Your free drinks vouchers will be in your “Goody bag” so get registered and chose your Run, All the hares will be there to advise you on the runs for the Saturday, Then mingle, meet other Hashers and enjoy the complementary drinks. Snacks will also be served during the evening. If there are queues please be patient. Check out the Hash Haberdashery stall. Or maybe a quick massage. Information on other attractions in the area fro “Rubens” travel desk.
ALL the coaches will be leaving from in front of the Hotel Palmeras.
Meet outside the Hotel Palmeras at 10.00 hrs to get checked-in for your chosen run, Please assist your coach monitors.
The first departure will be the No1 The Ball breaker (Black), This coach will leave at 11.00 hours. Be there in plenty of time for the coach.
We are working on a coach leaving every 10 minutes till ALL the coaches have left. Your help and support will be much appreciated in getting on the coaches away ASAP as we cannot have ALL the coaches in one line blocking Fuengirola promenade. Please get to your designated waiting area in front of the Hotel Palmerasl in plenty of time. There is no back up plan if you miss your coach.
Coach Departures from 11.00 hours:
Run No 1 Sierra Mijas (Black) Ball breaker.
Run No 2 Tolox (Orange).
Run No 3 Almogia (Blue).
Run No 4 Alora (Purple).
Run No 5 Ardales (Yellow).
Run No 6 Ojen (Green) Old farts run.
Take all you need for the day, bags can be left on the coaches.
All coaches should be back at the Hotel between 17.00 and 18.00 hours.
Hash Bash “Rock & Roll” Party.
Doors to the “Colon Hall” will be opening at 19.30 hours for your sit down meal followed by a great Rock & Roll party, Please get all your party gear on, There are Prizes for the best dressed singles and couples.
Meeting in the Fuengirola Port car park opposite the Hotel Palmeras, the Run will start at 12.00 hours. There will be two (2) trails one short/medium and one slightly longer, both ending at the same venue, there will be a bag drop off coach at the start of the run for those that need it, All bags will be taken to the finish of the run as its an A to B run.
Another fantastic day is planned for you so expect to be out for the whole day, after the Run formalities there is another sit down meal, followed by an Andalucian horse show & Flamenco show, expect to getting back to the Hotel around 22.00hors, there will be a coach service back to the Hotel commencing at 18.00 hours.
Any questions? Please let us know.
Sir Flakey and the 30th Anniversary committee
April Update - 30th Anniversary - 15-19 May 2019
Greetings fellow Hashers and Harriets it is now getting close to our BIG event and we are all ready to welcome you to what we are sure to be a Hashtastic event.
The week will kick off on the Wednesday 15th May with the spectacular “Caminito Del Rey” (The Kings walk) arranged for us by “Rubens Travel” Your tickets and more information will be available at the Hotel on the Tuesday evening: Look for “Streaky” at the “La Tren Bar” behind the Hotel reception desk, she will be there from 17.00 hrs till 19.00hrs for ticket collection, advise on the coach pick up time and any questions you may have.
If you are not going to be able to collect your ticket at this time please email us and we will arrange another way to collect your ticket.
For your information “Rubens Travel” is located very colose to the Palmeras Hotel, Calle Jacinto Benavente 5, Tel: 951 236 765 (info will also be available our web page and at the Hotel). On Thursdsay 16th May we have the Red Dress run. Registration will be at the Hotel Palmeras at 10.30 in the “Colon Hall” and the coach will leave at 12.30 for the run. The run will be around the village of Mijas with an On On venue back in Fuengirola. Please turn out in your best Red dress attire, All will receive commeorative keepsake and plenty of Beer. More information can be seen on our web page.
Friday evening: Registration:
Will be held at the Hotel Palmeras in the “Espana Hall” followH-H-H” signs from the Hotel lobby, or follow the crowds.
Doors will open at 17.00hrs, get yourself registered, collect your “Goody bag” and choose your Run, ALL the runs and the Hares will be there to help you in your choice, once that is done relax and have a few beers or wine, snacks will be served through out the evening.
Registration will close at 21.00hrs.
After registration you can then make your way to “Pogs” Irish pub”, where you will be offered a complementary drink and can enjoy the live music and friendly atmosphere, or try the Hash Bar “The Office” just opposite Pogs, with Pool tables great food & Beer.
Below are ALL the runs details for your review:
Important Information: To hopefully make the runs and circles more manageable and enjoyable we have increased the runs to 6 locations and limited each run to 55 hashers, we have also colour coded all the runs to make it easier to locate the correct coach allocated for your run on the Saturday. All the hares will be at their respective registration desks 1 to 6. If you have any queries or require more information on the run ask the hares. Choose your run, collect your coloured wrist band and please get on the corresponding coloured coach on the Saturday.
Information on the coaches will be given to you when you register. It is on a first come first served basis for the spaces on the coaches.
Don’t be disappointed if your choice of run is full as ALL the runs are set in beautiful countryside and we are sure that whichever run you end up on will be memorable.
You can exchange your colour wrist bands with other hashers, but we will be monitoring the coaches to ensure that the correct colour wrist band gets on the correct coloured coach!
Due to limited parking space in front of the Hotel coach arrival times will be staggered: First will be the Ball breaker, then every 10 minutes. All coaches will be leaving from in front of the “London Pub” directly in front of the Hotel, please wait for your coach in the designated area in front of the Hotel.
Your help and support to make this work will be appreciated, please work with the “Coach monitors” when getting on your designated coach.
All coaches will have cold beer, soft drinks and water and this will be available before and after the run, including the circle (No drinks are permitted on the coaches during transit) and snacks will be provided at the circle, including sandwiches. We will not run out of cold beer!
Please note: Due to a high fire risk smoking is not permitted on any runs.
1) The Ball Breaker Run (Black run): This is a fantastic run with spectacular views from the peaks of the Mijas mountain’s to the coast and over to the Atlas mountains in Africa. It is not for the faint hearted or anybody suffering from vertigo. Don’t think about it unless you are fit as the run is approximately 16 km long. The coach to this run site is approximately 30 minutes.
2) Ojen “Old farts Run” (Green run): Starts in the village of Ojen just inland from Marbella. You will have a little bit of uphill through the village, please do not frighten the locals!! After that you will have a leisurely downhill run, along the trail you will have stunning views of the Costa del Sol coast line, you will be crossing shallow streams coming down from the mountains, be careful not to get wet feet. Towards the end is an interesting ruin which was once a Moorish water mill. This is a very picturesque run approximately 6 to 7kms in length. The coach ride to this run location will take about 35 minutes
3) Ardales The river Run (Yellow run): The Andalucía country side at its best and the next longest run after the Ball breaker. The run is approximately 45 minute drive from the Hotel. The village of Ardales is another beautiful white village with its own castle. The run starts on the surrounding hill side and makes its way through the country side along a river with great pools giving you a chance to cool off. It’s a great trail with only one hill and picturesque views over the mountains and the El Chorro lakes. The run is approximately 10 km.
4) Tolox National park run (Orange run): This run offers stunning Mountain trails with a few hills around the National park close to the village of Tolox, which is a small town known for its healing natural springs! This run is a 50 minute drive from the Hotel. This is a perfect hashing area with great trails, stunning scenery. Excluding the ballbreaker this is the longest run measuring approximately 10 km in length.
5) Almogia River & mountains Run (Blue run): This will be a run in the true “hash meaning” of the word including a “swim” for the adventurous but the Hares will advise on a dry route to by-pass the aquatic challenge for none swimming Hashers. This run is located is spectacular country side and is not too challenging and will finish in a fantastic area on the banks of the river. This run is approximately 9kms and the coach ride to this run site is 45 minutes.
6) Alora moderate Run (Purple run). The Hares have found you another really fantastic run, close to the village of Alora. This is another white village which offers stunning scenery and amazing rock formations as you make your way around the run, guaranteeing that you will want to come back to explore at a later date. You will not be disappointed on this run. This run is approximately 8 kms and the coach journey will take about 40 minutes to arrive at this run site.
Coaches for ALL runs will be leaving from in front of the Palmeras Hotel, Please look for the colour coordinated coach monitor for your run.
Saturday Party Night.
This event will at the Palmeras Hotel in the “Colon Hall” on the first floor of the Hotel, follow the “H-H-H” signs.
This is going to be one great party! We have two of the Coast`s best Rock & Roll performers: “Ricki Lavazza” and the “Memphis Trio” on stage to Rock the night away, plus support acts and a DJ.
Doors will open at 19.00hrs. The night will start with a 3 course sit down meal, with free flow of wine and beer during the meal, after the meal an open bar will operate with wine and beer until 24.00hrs.
If you have a “Hash act” please let us know and we will get a slot organised.
There will also be prizes for the best dressed Male, Female and couple, so get your Hash glad rags out and party.
We will be meeting in the Fuengirola Port car park, which is opposite the Hotel Palmeras, (Follow the chalk arrows) the run will start at 12.00 hrs, there will be a long – medium & short Run all the runs will leave from the port.
Note: Please turn out in your 30th Commemorative tee shirt.
It will be an A to B run and you will be out all afternoon so bring whatever you may need for after the run.
There will be a Bag drop off point if you want your bag transferred to the end of the run.
At the finish venue there will be a sit down meal provided, a Spanish Horse Show and Flamenco Dancers, should you wish to party on there will be live music with free flow wine and beer till 21.00hrs.
We have arranged a coach service running back to the Hotel from the finish venue.
Coaches will leave every 30 minutes from 18.00hrs back to the Hotel last coach will be 21.00rs.
On Monday 20th is the turn of “Malaga H3” (The Boquerón Hash) to entertain you all in the fantastic City of Malaga (Mini Barcelona).
Information on this run will be available on the Friday night registration night and on our web page.
For those still alive on Tuesday 21st is the amazing “Gibraltar Rock Run” This is“Stiffanny” & “Streaky`s” infamous run around the Rock, ifyou have been lucky enough to get on this run you will not be disappointed, there will be a help desk on the registration night to get more details and information on this amazing run.
All this information and more on Pre & Post lube Runs is available on the new and improved MijasH3 web page. www.mijash3.com
We are looking forward to welcoming to our 30thAnniversary Bash.