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GOA-GETTING If drinking to excess, cracking lewd jokes and singing bawdy songsinterspersed with the occasional long runcould be considered an athletic event, then the biennial Interhash would be the Olympics of hashing. Taking place Sept. 27-29 in Goa, India, this event promises lots of drinking, great food, good company and the traditional Hash House Harrier cure for a brutal hangover: another run. More than 3,500 participants are expected to slap down $250 each to join the weekend bash. With some 60,000 registered alcoholics in Goa, according to the event organizers, the former Portuguese colony is a natural for hashers. Go to for more information.

SERIOUS FUN It’s too late to register as a team for Oxfam’s annual Trailwalker fund raiser, an arduous hike through Hong Kong’s New Territories along the MacLehose Trail. But for solo souls willing to train with strangers, the event’s website offers an online bulletin board that matches teams with new members. While billed as a walkathon, competition is fierce and many teams treat the fund raiser as an ultra marathon. Last year’s fastest team, Montrail Protrek, set a new record, completing the 100-kilometer trek in just under 13 hours. Click on to learn more.

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