Ready for a dirty weekend? Sandpit Hash is back on Sept 28.

Now that the temperatures are less oven-like, it’s time to kick off the Sandpit Hash again. Since it’s still warm, we’ll begin with a mud run through the mangroves to keep cool. It will be MUDDY — really muddy — so bring your skankiest running gear. The route will also include a couple of short 10m swims across channels. But there IS a beer stop, the one and only rule of the Sandpit Hash! Bring water to wash with afterwards. There’s nothing at the site other than sand but plenty of room for camping. The usual Sandpit rules apply: it’s BYO food and drink, with a few beers provided for the circle and the beer stop. The run will begin at 4.30pm.


How to get there: The site is accessible by 2WD cars.

From the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway, take the turnoff to Yas Island and head towards Saadiyat. Once you pass Ikea on the left, take Exit 29, marked “Yas Island West”. Turn left at the traffic lights and cross the motorway on an overpass. At the next lights, turn right and cross the motorway again via an underpass then take the first exit. Go through a fenceline and turn left at the next intersection then head towards the girder bridge over a channel. Cross the bridge then turn left towards the fishermen under the motorway bridge. This area sometimes has soft sand so keep your speed up if you’re in a 2WD. Follow the wheel tracks that parallel the channel towards a line of power pylons. Ignore the “Road closed” and “Construction traffic only” signs and follow the road along the pylons for about 3km then take the first turning on your left. You should see our cars, including a brown Toyota Fortuner with a kayak rack on the roof.

From downtown Abu Dhabi, take the Saadiyat Highway until the exit to Yas Island West. Turn left and cross the motorway via the underpass then follow the directions as above. If you get lost, call shorth@ndjob on 050 561 7087

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  1. Can't get it up.

     /  September 20, 2012

    Hello hashers, will someone have a BBQ so we can bring meat/fish to share ?

    ON ON

    Can’t get it up.


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