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.
Offical FBR Shirts

Offical FBR Shirts

Official Fishtown Beer Runners shirts are available at Philadelphia Runner, located at 16th and Sansom Streets. The Nike Dry Fit running shirts come in both men’s and women’s styles.   They feature the classic FBR logo on front with shoe prints on back. In honor of The Spanish Professor,  shirts feature...
Best of Philly

Best of Philly

    “On behalf of the editorial staff at Philadelphia magazine, it’s my pleasure to inform you that you are featured as a winner in our 2013 “Best of Philly” edition in the following category:  Best Running Club.  For 40 consecutive years, “Best of Philly” has been the recognized mark...
"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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Official Beer Runners Film Trailer

Official Beer Runners Film Trailer

  Filmmaker Justin Wirtalla, of  Connecticut based Wirtalla Visual, released the official film trailer for Beer Runners.  Justin  submitted the film to various national and international film festivals and will keep us posted ith the official release date.  Until then, you can enjoy the trailer ad see how many of your friends you recognize.   Check out the trailer here.
Who Runs Rhode Island? FBR Does!

Who Runs Rhode Island? FBR Does!

When I talk about distance running, the reaction I usually get is: “Don’t you get bored?  Isn’t that repetitive and tedious?  Don’t you get tired of being alone? Doesn’t that hurt?” Repetitive.  Tedious.  Solitary. Painful.  This is what people think of running long distances. On October 18th, 14 FBR runners set out to prove those...
Run (or Two-Step, Shuffle, or Waltz) to the Fishtown Beer Runner's Ball

Run (or Two-Step, Shuffle, or Waltz) to the Fishtown Beer Runner’s Ball

  Now in it’s third year running, the Fishtown Beer Runner’s Ball gives all of us the chance to break out our our fanciest (and/or tackiest duds) to pair with our sneakers (of course, this is still a Beer Runners’ Ball). Perhaps our only event where wearing an FBR tee is actively discouraged (unless you’ve...
The Runner's Tale

The Runner’s Tale

FLASHBACK: January 2012. A 27-year-old man finds out from his doctor that he is 50 pounds overweight, has high blood pressure, high cholesterol and is on his way to a likely early death. The man starts running, loses weight, but loses interest in running quickly. Nothing keeps him motivated. FAST FORWARD: February 2013. A 28-year-old man...
Fishtown Beer Runners: Also Much More Than Running

Fishtown Beer Runners: Also Much More Than Running

The slogan of the Spanish Beer Runners is Mucho Mas Que Correr which translates to Much More Than Running.  For me, the same can be said for Fishtown Beer Runners.  Taking a look through my photos, one could even say my life revolves around FBR. Since joining over 4 years ago, I have done the...
Kick the Keg Challenge

Kick the Keg Challenge

Join the Fishtown Beer Runners at The 700 for a Kick the Keg Challenge and fundraiser for the Kensington Soccer Club. KSC is a non-profit organization that works with youth and families to organize positive, healthy, and fun youth soccer activities while building teamwork, leadership, and community. Philadelphia Brewing Company has generously donated the keg...
Rocking with Brewtallica, Bikini Spinders & Brown Sugar

Rocking with Brewtallica, Bikini Spinders & Brown Sugar

Our Beer Week beer run on June 05, 2014 will be to Johnny Brenda’s and to a special show featuring: Brown Sugar, Bikini Spiders, Brewtallica and your fearless leader DJ DNA as emcee. Presented by Philadelphia Brewing Company and Kenzinger! Doors open at 8:00 PM. Discounted tickets are available to all Fishtown Beer Runners for...
May 31, 2014 - 4th Annual Chicken Run!   5:00 PM Starts at PBC

May 31, 2014 – 4th Annual Chicken Run! 5:00 PM Starts at PBC

Join the Fishtown Beer Runners for a 5 mile-ish run from Philly Brewing Company to the American Sardine Bar. Tickets for the run will include a T-Shirt, 3 PBC beers, and…FRIED CHICKEN.  Price is $35 per person and tickets for the run are on sale now.  Purchase on-line or call the bar at (215) 334-2337....
West Philly Runners & Fishtown Beer Runners Supporting the Friends Of Mount Moriah Cemetery

West Philly Runners & Fishtown Beer Runners Supporting the Friends Of Mount Moriah Cemetery

The Fishtown Beer Runners are pleased to support our friends the West Philly Runners (WPR) and their fundraiser for the Friends of  Mount Moriah Cemetery  (FoMM).  It may seem like a bit of a strange cause for running groups to get behind, but it’s not when looking at Mt. Moriah as a green space.  The cemetery is effectively an extension of...
Letter from The Professor

Letter from The Professor

  With out question the highlight of our recent trip to Spain was meeting The Professor,  Dr. Manuel Castillo.  He was an inspiration to us all and we were thrilled to spend time with him.  Many of you had the opportunity to experience what I have known for many years, that Manuel is  gracious, kind,...
Ten Things That Happened in Spain -  by Eric Fiedler

Ten Things That Happened in Spain – by Eric Fiedler

Sometimes you just don’t know where a trip will take you. When David and I set out to run the streets of Fishtown in 2007, we didn’t expect to be diverted to the crowded cobblestone plazas of Madrid or the super-narrow alleyways of Granada. But seven years later, that’s exactly what happened. David went on...
FBR Supports DetermiNation

FBR Supports DetermiNation

Our May 8th beer run will benefit the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation Program. DetermiNation seeks to conquer cancer one mile at a time by helping athletes achieve their personal best through professional training, community support, and inspiration every step of the way. Frankford Hall is graciously offering us tremendous discounts on their amazing beer selection...