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 - 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...
BEER RUNNERS Released OnLine

BEER RUNNERS Released OnLine

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 community group would like a...
Why I Run FBR -  Rodney "Rodzilla" Russen

Why I Run FBR – Rodney “Rodzilla” Russen

This weekend marks the 3 year anniversary of when I met David N. April. Our friendship did not start off well. I was in charge of the Philly Achilles workout that day as a large portion of the group was in Disney. Here is the dialogue from our initial encounter…   Rod – Welcome.  I’m...
BEER RUNNERS Screening at Johnny Brenda's

BEER RUNNERS Screening at Johnny Brenda’s

  Wirtalla Visual and the Philadelphia Brewing Company Present: BEER RUNNERS.  Tickets are now available for the award winning film Beer Runners at Johnny Brenda’s on Sunday, January 10, 2016.  If you missed the film at the Philadelphia Film Festival, here is another opportunity to see it on the big screen in the city.  You...
Why I Run FBR - Hanna Strong

Why I Run FBR – Hanna Strong

The second law of thermodynamics states that the universe tends toward disorder. I grew up training as a classical musician, and in order to allow for maximal practice time, I led a most organized life. I existed within a bubble of meticulous control. It wasn’t until I graduated from college that my foundation of organized...