Frequently Asked Questions:
- General Questions
- Hotel Questions
- Registration Questions
- Email Questions
- Trail Questions
Question: Why 10/6-10/9/17 in Phoenix?
We know this conflicts with the annual DC Red Dress Run as well as the Parker Campout which is heavily attended by Phoenix hashers. Both of these are great events and we do apologize! Every attempt was made to not interfere with longstanding events. However, as we live in the valley of the sun(burn), finding a 3 day holiday weekend where people won’t die of heat stroke is tricky. Independence Day and Labor Day weekend would legitimately present a health risk for trails in the heat. It wouldn’t be fun or funny, it WOULD be dangerous. We prefer to risk your health with binge drinking. Memorial Day weekend and Columbus Day weekend are pretty similar as far as average temperatures. Columbus Day was chosen because it is nearest to the widely accepted time frame where InterAm is usually scheduled. We are hoping that if we beg for forgiveness (on our knees) and throw you all a wonderful event, then you will pardon us. And really, honor to Christopher Columbus for having the foreskin, err, foresight, to put a 6 and a 9 in a date all prepped for 2017.
Question: What will the weather be like?
Let’s be serious, it’ll still be hotter than the certain Hell we are all going to. Averages that weekend in Phoenix are a high of 92 and a low of 68 degrees fahrenheit. It’s a dry heat. But we promise you’ll get wet. Unless there is some sort of anomaly, expect no precipitation, sunshine everyday, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. BVC, we are not kidding about that. Drink copious amounts of water, wear sunscreen, find shade, and take advantage of the options to cool off when they are there. Please take this seriously, we want everyone to be safe. Scraping a fried hasher off of the ground is less fun than baking cookies in your car via sunlight. Here, we even Googled for you if you’d like to check out some weather history, try http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/phoenix/arizona/united-states/usaz0166
Question: Can I bring my kid or 20 year old sex friend to InterAm?
We’ve had a few people ask if they or their husband/boyfriend/both could stay at the hotel if they were not registered for the event. Here’s the deal (and we think it’s pretty fucking fantastic):
InterAm 2017 is taking over the entire resort; every room, every casita. The resort will be the central hub for the entire event. Our contract with the hotel let us reserve the entire water park all weekend for just us, some of the hotel bars will be serving our free beer, the open areas will be used for serving food and we are completely taking over the conference rooms. The resort is Inter Americas 2017.
Because of this, we want to be very clear so there are not any misunderstandings or hurt feelings down the road. If you do not have a rego for InterAm you will not be allowed at the hotel. This includes:
- Reserving a hotel room and just hanging out.
- Partying in your kennel’s casita and not doing trails.
- Stopping by to say “hi”.
- Popping in for a quickie.
Please don’t make us be the bad guy and ask you to leave. Because we will, and that’s no fun for any of us.
Please direct any complaints about this policy to:
Rumson Hash House Harriers Facebook Page
Having said all that….we have decided to send the booking code out directly to registered InterAm participants only. This will still be done at 12:00am on October 21st Arizona Time as stated before. If you book a room and then can’t make InterAm you can sell your rego and transfer your hotel room to the person you sold your rego to. Or cancel and they can get the code from us and book directly with the hotel. Whatever you prefer.
Nudity is not allowed. Please respect the hotel staff by keeping your clothes on unless you are in your hotel room or casita. We really appreciate your support! As we said above…Please don’t make us be the bad guy and ask you to leave. Because we will, and that’s no fun for any of us.
Question: Will this just be a bigger PH3 RDR type event?
Gosh do I adore the absolute debauchery and filth I’ve seen and done at previous Phoenix Red Dress Runs. Sure you all can throw a large event that is a great time. However, this is the InterAmerica’s Hash. Is this going to be like your RDR?
We completely recognize the differences and will work our asses off to cultivate an atmosphere that will be in the vein of traditional InterAm’s. There will be a much larger focus on trails. We will be getting you out of the city, off neighborhoods streets, to shiggy and water, and also showcasing things in the Southwest that you probably didn’t even know about. Expect a lot of busing. A lot. There will be some trails in town, but we understand the importance of finding locations for Saturday and Sunday trails that provide elevation, beautiful scenery, and nature. There will be skits and a Mr. and Miss InterAm. Of course there will be religion and singing, what do you think this is?! That doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of pool time, hey, we ARE still Phoenix.
Q: Will I get Hilton Honors points for my stay and all the perks of my status?
A: You will get points for your purchases at the hotel that weekend and your usual HHonors perks, but you won’t get a room upgrade. We have the entire hotel booked so that won’t be a possibility. If you would like more specific info please contact the hotel or check their website to see what they offer for their Hilton Honors members.
Question: What’s the deal with the hotel?
Click on over to the resort page! It’s fantastic. We are so excited! You should be so excited!
Question: Are taxes included in the room price posted on the resort page?
No, you’ll need to add the 12.5% tax rate to the hotel price. Math is hard.
Question: What happens if I’m not able to make it to InterAm but I’ve already booked a hotel room? Will I get my money back?
A Yes!! All you need to do is contact the hotel reservation system and let them know you need to cancel your reservation. You will be fully refunded as long as you do so at least a month in advance of the event.
Question: How do I get there?
Please see the directions page: Here
Sky Harbor International Airport is in the heart of Phoenix! (PHX) You will be able to fly here from any country. Here is a link. Try a large search engine for flights, Kayak, Tripadvisor, Priceline, or whatever your hashy heart prefers (https://www.google.com/flights/#search;t=PHX;d=2017-10-01;r=2017-10-14). Southwest Airlines is also a good option into and out of Sky Harbor, and it doesn’t normally show up in those broad based travel search engines. Check their website individually. You can also check two bags for free with Southwest. There is a second option called Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, http://www.phxmesagateway.org/. It is located in a suburb of Phoenix so it is a bit of a drive. It is tiny. There is one commercial airline that fly’s out of there, check Allegiant Air for information.
Question: Is it possible for me to still buy a rego to the InterAmerica’s Hash?
No. It is nearly impossible to find anywhere to fit 2000 hashers as is. There is no leeway there to take on more attendees. However, buy from a friend! All registrations are transferable. You know the drill, with an event that sold out in 3 days 25 months before the event, I think MAYBE a hasher or two MIGHT have a change of plans and sell their rego. Chat up your friends. And lovers.
Question: How do I transfer my registration? (SELL IT FOR $199 ONLY)
Hello InterAm attendees and those who would like to attend. Looks like some clarification and a decision needs to be made here. (3/21/2017)
Question: How do I transfer my registration?
If you are selling your rego, you’re silly, but hey, it’s alright, we still love you. Don’t you dare charge any other person in our hashing community even 69 cents over what you paid for it. To recap, everyone paid $199 for their rego. Sell it for that. Or less. If you don’t, you’re a jerk, and people will shame you. G see’s all and hashers certainly can’t keep their mouth shut for any number of reasons. Work out payment between yourselves, and when you and the buyer have shaken hands on it, given handy’s over it, whatever, go into hashingtickets.com and go through the transfer registration process. Done.
We may have to make sure to stop this abuse by refunding the original amount and removing the offending hasher from InterAm. Selling your InterAm registration for more than you paid is a dick move, don’t do it. If we find out it is happening, we will refund your $199 rego and you will no longer be attending Phoenix InterAm.
Decision made by your InterAm GMs and we’ll now have one more thing to worry about. Thanks.
Question: I didn’t purchase a rego because I was masturbating for those three days they were being sold. May I still cum? I won’t drink a bit of your alcohol or eat any food. I just want to stop by the hotel and see some friends.
Answer: No. Everyone purchased a rego for a private hashing event. If you do not have a wristband saying you purchased an InterAm rego and checked in with us, you will be escorted out by security.
Question: I don’t think I am getting the emails that are being sent out to registered hashers.
Some web based email hosts may move our email blasts using Mail Chimp to your spam folder.
Please use the following site to assist with your preferred email host, it covers all but AOL:
Quick Gmail help: (Others are similar – Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, Compuserve, Pine, etc. – see above links)
- In Gmail, click the “Create a Filter” link which is placed just next to the search box.
- In the From: field, enter the email addresses, domain names or even actual names of people who you would like to whitelist. You can separate multiple entries using OR (in Caps) or with the bar (|) sign.
- Domains using pipe: mailchimp.com|phoenixhhh.org|phoenixhhh.com
- Domains using OR: mailchimp.com OR phoenixhhh.org OR phoenixhhh.com
- Once your filter is ready, click Next and select “Never Send it to Spam.”
- Sit back, enjoy a tasty beverage and watch your Interam emails pour in as smoothly as that beverage feels pouring down your throat.
Question: I have a great idea for a trail! How do I submit it?
Please see the trail page for more!!! TRAILS
Question: Can I just crash a trail?
You may wonder to yourself, “Well I think I’ll just crash one of the InterAm trails because I want some exercise. I really won’t drink or eat anything. I couldn’t afford a rego, I just want to hang out. Really, what are you going to do about it?”
No: You will be asked to leave. Please don’t make things harder for us. Hash respect.
But I’m a local Phoenix hasher, you know me, I think you even like me. Remember that one night we only sort of remember when we made some questionable decisions behind a dumpster? I’ll even come by and help out, I just didn’t purchase an InterAm rego!
No, but let’s negotiate a future dumpster blackout for a time other than the 4 days devoted to InterAm registrants. Or certainly, cum to the regularly scheduled Phoenix hashes before or after InterAm!
Question: Trail times.
I tend to complain a lot. I’m still having PTSD about 6am paper trail sign up’s in the Portland lobby in 2015. How the heck are you going to improve upon that situation?
This has garnered a ton of hotly contested discussion. Nothing has been finalized yet. Settle down. It’s going to be ok.
Question: Trail Sponsorship?
All trails at InterAm will be available to be hared by other kennels. We will hand over a hare-ready trail, all you need to do is stick your name on it and help with circle. We’ll have more information and signup online forms available in the coming months. See the TRAILS page for more information.
I’d like to volunteer to help with this InterAm event! You can!!!! The volunteer submission form will be available as the event nears. We’ll send out an email to attendees as well as having that posted to this website, and to the InterAm FB group.
Question: What about the sandworms?
The sandworms aren’t nearly as big of a problem as they are made out to be on TV. Most locals rely on them to get to and from their jobs. Yearly fatalities are in the low hundreds.
More to come…as more questions come in, we will update this page.