About the Haries

Welcome to the website of the finest running club in Scottish academia: Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds Running Club, affectionately known by all as the Haries! Established in 1890, we are the University’s cross country, hill, road and long-distance running club. We like to think of it as a place where runners of all abilities can meet up, run and have a few beers (or diet cokes) together.
We also have close links to the Athletics and Orienteering clubs.

The Haries at the Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running 2014
The Haries at the Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running 2014

Whether you run regularly, are an international athlete, or just like to go for the odd jog, finding the motivation to run is often much easier if you do it with other folk. We want you to run with us, and have a good time doing it. That way, you’re more likely to stick with it. The banter at training and races is good, and the socials afterwards are better still. For proof, have a look at what we’ve been up to recently on our Facebook group. You can also join our mailing list.

We encourage friendly competition (especially with rival Unis), and think all our members should try racing – the buzz of your fellow Haries cheering you on just can’t be beaten, no matter your ability. Obviously, we like to (and often do) win, but it’s much more important to get people running. Over the past few years, the Haries have had some excellent athletes and some cracking results – a trend we want to continue. This year we were the Scottish Universities Cross Country Champions, and we hope to continue, and improve, our great results in 2016.

Interested? Then join us! Sign up to our mailing list, come along to a run or the Wednesday pub sessions, and get stuck in!

We aim to be an inclusive club, and encourage people of all abilities to join in, including those with disabilities. If you have a disability and are interested in running with us, please get in contact with the captains and we can discuss how best to accommodate and welcome you into the club’s activities. If you need any information about our club in an alternative format, just ask the webmaster and they will do their best to help you. Scottish Disability Sport also have a wealth of information about taking part in sports with a disability.