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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Why I Run FBR — Nick Malfitano

Why I Run FBR — Nick Malfitano

I came to running much later than a lot of people I know. One week before my 29th Birthday, to be exact…in January 2013, when a professional opportunity led me to pick up stakes from my hometown of Toms River, New Jersey and move to Salem, Massachusetts. Little did I know that a place which...
It's the Most RUNderful Time of the Year

It’s the Most RUNderful Time of the Year

The very popular South Philadelphia Holiday Lights Run, sponsored by South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners, is new and improved this year. The loop course starts and ends at Toll Man Joe’s, 26 E. Oregon Ave., where there is plenty of parking under I-95 and an enormous indoor-outdoor space the generous owners are setting aside...
December 22, 2016 -  Standard Tap 9th Anniversary

December 22, 2016 – Standard Tap 9th Anniversary

On Thursday, December 22, the Fishtown Beer Runners will turn nine! What began as two friends going out on a run has grown into a weekly running club of new friends from across the city (and world) running together.  As I reflect back on 2016, I’m amazed how much FBR has grown in both numbers...
Going For Gold at the Beer Runners' Ball

Going For Gold at the Beer Runners’ Ball

  The Fishtown Beer Runners go for the gold at the 5th annual Beer Runners Ball! Think you’re the most decorated Beer Runner? Wear all of your old race medals to find out! In keeping with the theme, we are happy to donate the profits from this year’s Ball to the Philadelphia chapter of the Special...
Why I Run FBR - Regina Hastings

Why I Run FBR – Regina Hastings

For the first 42 years of my life, I would have claimed myself as more of a yogi than I would have a runner. Sure, I had run a few races but going to yoga classes was always my top priority for physical and mental fitness. It wasn’t until a few months after some dream...
Run to Phillies Game - July 16, 2016

Run to Phillies Game – July 16, 2016

The Beer Runners and SPS are going to run to the Phillies game on July 16, 2016; however, you don’t have to actually run just get there no questions asked. The game is against the Mets and starts at 7:05pm and we will be sitting in Section 241, near the right field foul pole. The...
July 21, 2016 - Donna's Bar - 11th Racing Hour Fundraiser

July 21, 2016 – Donna’s Bar – 11th Racing Hour Fundraiser

Join the Fishtown Beer Runners as we run, drink and sing to raise funds for 11th Hour Racing! 11th Hour Racing supports local cancer patients facing financial difficulty due to a cancer diagnosis. They give assistance to cancer patients by paying for their mortgage, rent, food, clothing, medicine, school supplies, etc. Reducing a patient’s financial...
BEER RUNNERS at The Roxy

BEER RUNNERS at The Roxy

Reception and screenings begin at 7:00PM Tickets Philadelphian David N. April went out for a run and afterwards grabbed a beer in the name of science. Seven years and several thousand miles later, the beer running movement is more popular than ever. If you missed it at PFF24, Justin Wirtalla’s inspiring documentary is a celebration...
BEER RUNNERS at the Ambler Theater

BEER RUNNERS at the Ambler Theater

Justin Wirtalla’s award winning film BEER RUNNERS, will be featured at The Ambler Theater, Ambler PA on Wednesday May 4, 2016.  A story straight from the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. This documentary follows local resident David April, who founded a community of runners in Fishtown. Every week the “Beer Runners” run ten kilometers to a different bar to...
Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic Book Signing

Beer Lover’s Mid-Atlantic Book Signing

Author and runner, Bryan Kolesar, will be our special guest for our April 14th Run to Druid’s Keep.   Bryan has run with us before, but it was before his Beer Lover’s Mid-Atlantic book was published. He’s conducted his own beer runs around Philly since 2007 and was the race director for the Philly Beer Week...
BEER RUNNERS at The County Theater

BEER RUNNERS at The County Theater

Justin Wirtalla’s award winning film BEER RUNNERS, will be featured at The County Theater in Doylestown on Wednesday April 20 2016.  A story straight from the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. This documentary follows local resident David April, who founded a community of runners in Fishtown. Every week the “Beer Runners” run ten kilometers to a different bar...
Shirt Order Time!

Shirt Order Time!

It’s time to place your shirt order.   Please use the official order form which will  help us get an approximate head count for shirt orders. You are not committing to buying a shirt if you fill out the form; however, Philadelphia Runner needs to get an idea of how many shirts are needed. Shirts...