The Fishtown Beer Runners® combine responsible running and consumption in the interest of science. We gather once a week to run three to five miles, and conclude each run at a pub for a beer or two.
BEER RUNNERS FILM

BEER RUNNERS FILM

Filmmaker Justin Wirtalla has released BEER RUNNERS online for rent or download! The film has been to 3 festivals, had 4 nominations, and won 1 award. It’s been receiving high praise from runners and non-runners alike. Please spread the word and let us know if your running group, bar, or...
"America's Coolest Running Club" - Chris McDougall, author of Born To Run

“America’s Coolest Running Club” – Chris McDougall, author of Born To Run

Award winning author and barefooted running rock-star, Christopher McDougall, published some very kind words about FBR on his blog. In a piece about FBR’s role in the running of the Hammer of Glory during Philly Beer Week, Chris wrote, “I’ve run and beered with the Beer Runners, and apart from...
What is Beer Running

What is Beer Running

The Fishtown Beer Runners® combine responsible running with responsible drinking in the interest of science. We gather once a week to run three to five miles, and conclude each run at a pub for a beer or two.
The Mission

The Mission

The primary mission is to test the results of a scientific research study conducted by Manuel J Castillo-Garzon, MD, Professor of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, at the University of Granada. The study said that beer and water have similar rehydration effects under the conditions of his study which compared...
Time and Location

Time and Location

Runs are Thursdays @ 7:00 PM sharp. Start location is 2346 E. Susquehanna Avenue in beautiful Fishtown. Click here for upcoming run destinations
To The Professor

To The Professor

Catholics have patron saints, sports teams and schools have mascots, and The Fishtown Beer Runners have The Professor. You will all be happy to know that FBR’s “patriarch” is a very cool, leather jacket wearing, motorcycle riding, generous, kind and humble man. The professor is Dr. Manuel Castillo-Garzon of the...
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Building A Running Community

Building A Running Community

David April is featured on Running Times, a podcast hosted by ultra-runner Michael “Gagz” Gagliardi.  Gagz and David talk about how and why he started running, the conception of Fishtown Beer Runners, and their plans for the future.  
David April's, Beer Runners Founder, Statement On Social Unrest

David April’s, Beer Runners Founder, Statement On Social Unrest

The following is the prepared transcript of David April’s video address to the Beer Runners membership via Facebook Live on June 4, 2020. As the founder and leader of the Fishtown Beer Runners, I would be remiss and irresponsible if I didn’t address the unfolding events occurring in our country, our city, and our neighborhood. ...
Fishtown Beer Runners COVID-19  Run Update

Fishtown Beer Runners COVID-19 Run Update

FBR group runs are indefinitely suspended until further notice.  While Philadelphia is in the Green Phase, it does not mean it is completely safe for group running as we are still in a global pandemic. Also, our size makes it challenging to find locations (including outdoor sites) that can accommodate us given their capacity restrictions. ...
Beer Runners COVID-19 Policy

Beer Runners COVID-19 Policy

The Beer Runners’ motto of Responsible Running and Drinking in the Interest of Science is more relevant now than ever. With this in mind, I want to emphasize Beer Runners’ commitment to providing a safe running environment and a pleasant experience for all of our members. I can not stress enough to all Chapters nation-wide...

In the interest of responsible running and drinking in the interest of science, FBR is suspending all Beer Runners activities until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our runners and business we support but believe this is the best action to take right now to keep our club and community...
March 05, 2020 - Victoria Free House

March 05, 2020 – Victoria Free House

We make our return to Victoria Freehouse. The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at three different starting locations throughout the city (http://fishtownbeerrunners.com/when-and-where/): Palmer Park in Fishtown Courtyard of City Hall 7th & Bainbridge in South Philadelphia Palmer Park Routes: Short 2.13 miles – https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/bSTR0DjfWL Long 4.24 miles – https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/CugiSgKCfM Courtyard of City...
March 12, 2020 - Nomad Pizza (611 S 7th Street)

March 12, 2020 – Nomad Pizza (611 S 7th Street)

We run for the first time to Nomad Pizza! The one on 611 S 7th Street! The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at three different starting locations throughout the city (http://fishtownbeerrunners.com/when-and-where/): Palmer Park in Fishtown Courtyard of City Hall 7th & Bainbridge in South Philadelphia Palmer Park Routes: Short 3.24 miles –...
March 19, 2020 -  Bar-Ly

March 19, 2020 – Bar-Ly

March 26, 2020 -  Cookies Tavern & Legacy of Hope Fundraiser

March 26, 2020 – Cookies Tavern & Legacy of Hope Fundraiser

We will run for the first time (I believe) to Cookies on 3rd. This will also be a Legacy of Hope fundraiser where Cookie’s Bar is generously donating a portion of our bar sales to the cause. Since, we will be in South Philly we will be raffling off a East Passyunk Avenue gift basket....
February 11, 2020 - Urban Village

February 11, 2020 – Urban Village

Our monthly run to Urban Village. Meet at Urban Village Brewing at 7 pm for a 3 – 5 mile community run for all ages, paces and abilities. When we get back to Urban Village, we will have happy hour pricing on all the beers! Routes: Short 3.03 miles – https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/cI1KQ7Lu6m Long 5.15 miles –...
February 13, 2020 - Human Robot Brewing

February 13, 2020 – Human Robot Brewing

We will run to the newly opened Human Robot Brewing!! The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at three different starting locations throughout the city (http://fishtownbeerrunners.com/when-and-where/): Palmer Park in Fishtown Courtyard of City Hall 7th & Bainbridge in South Philadelphia Palmer Park Routes: Short 0.74 miles – https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/5o2Bi3nGmW Long 5.95 miles – https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/YPWTrIFqcc...
February 15, 2020 - Beer Runners Ball

February 15, 2020 – Beer Runners Ball

Come one, come all. Let’s celebrate PHILLY at the 9th annual Fishtown Beer Runner Ball. Wear your running sneaks and design your evening attire around your most coveted Philly thang. Admission price includes beer 🍻 and Philadelphia style/theme food 🥘 !!!! No pot luck and no beer tickets this year! Draft beer is free (Tonewood...