Cross Country

Why are cross country runners often called "harriers"?

In the 1830s, English schoolboys developed a game called Hares and Hounds: "Hounds" would chase "hares," who would leave paper trails through woods and hills for the hounds to follow. It was also referred to as the paper chase. A group of Londoners took up the game in 1867 as a way to stay in shape and adopted the name Harriers. Since then, the term has become a nickname for cross-country runners. It has also been popularized by the Hash House Harriers.

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