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...
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...
"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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FBR Night at the Philadelphia Union - May 17, 2015

FBR Night at the Philadelphia Union – May 17, 2015

  Join us as we descend upon PPL Park to watch the Philadelphia Union take on rivals DC United. We have reserved a block of CORNER Seats for FBR and our families and friends.  Tickets are $25. To reserve your seat, please give Colleen Baillie or David N. April payment in advance by March 9th. We will only count...
New Year's Run

New Year’s Run

Happy New Year!  We are running on New Years Day evening, however the run will begin at 5:00.  We  will run to the Mummer Museum at 2nd & Washington. Then we will walk down 2nd Street so everybody can see all the festivities. We are invited to Fred Druding parent’s house to get warm, eat and drink, and then...
FBR Runs On Christmas Night

FBR Runs On Christmas Night

  Water will turn into beer when we run to the Fishtown Tavern on Christmas Night! Fishtown Tavern opens at 8:00 so we will start from our starting locations, 2346 E. Susquehanna and 7th & Bainbridge, at 7:30.  Fishtown Tavern is located at 1301 Frankford Avenue and Thompson. It is .75 miles from our Fishtown location and you are encouraged to...
Holiday Lights Run - 2014

Holiday Lights Run – 2014

  It is that time of year again when the South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners run the streets of South Philly to enjoy the holiday lights.   The run starts Thursday, December 11th at Broad and Oregon at 7 PM, where there will be a food drive. Please donate canned and other non-perishable food to benefit Philabundance.   ...
Fishtown Beer Runners Go Global

Fishtown Beer Runners Go Global

  Forth­com­ing film fol­lows story of Fishtown Beer Run­ners from Phil­adelphia to Spain. When Fishtown res­id­ent and Fishtown Beer Run­ners co-founder and pres­id­ent, Dav­id April, 49, began run­ning sev­en years ago, he nev­er ima­gined that his hobby would even­tu­ally lead to a group of roughly a few hun­dred reg­u­lars, a glob­al reach, and now a...
Fishtown Beer Runners Overcome Challenges, and Copious Amounts of Chowdah, in Cape Cod

Fishtown Beer Runners Overcome Challenges, and Copious Amounts of Chowdah, in Cape Cod

This past weekend, a crew of Fishtown Beer Runners trekked out to Cape Cod to participate in the Cape Cod Marathon weekend in Falmouth, MA, consisting of a half marathon, marathon–and for those seeking the ultimate test (ahem, Fred Druding), the Clam Chowdah Challenge, a combination of the two races. Saturday kicked off the half...
Beer Runners - Film Documentary Trailer

Beer Runners – Film Documentary 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...