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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November 14, 2019 - U-Bahn

November 14, 2019 – U-Bahn

We run to U-Bahn  ! There will be 3 draft beers (TBD) on special for $5. 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 3.22 miles –https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2775947368...
November 21, 2019 -  For Pete's Sake

November 21, 2019 – For Pete’s Sake

We are running to For Pete’s Sake for the first time since Thursday December 10, 2009, which also happened to be the 1st ever Holiday Lights Run for FBR. Want to thank Chalie Craige for setting this up. For Pete’s Sake will be opening their upstairs for us to accommodate our size; however, we still...
November 24, 2019 - Marathon Weekend After Party -  Urban Village

November 24, 2019 – Marathon Weekend After Party – Urban Village

                  Join South Philly Striders and all Beer Runner Chapters for the Marathon Weekend after-party at Urban Village Brewing Company 1:00-5:00 PM. Wear your medal for food and drink specials. More details to follow.
November 28, 2019 -  New Wave Cafe - Thanksgiving Run

November 28, 2019 – New Wave Cafe – Thanksgiving Run

                      Need to get out of the house and away from your extended family?!? Join FBR for our annual Thanksgiving evening run to the New Wave Cafe.  Please note: The Run will start and end at the New Wave Café.  Meet at 8:30 pm. The New...
October 17, 2019 - Glory Beer Bar & Trish's Susan G. Komen Fundraiser

October 17, 2019 – Glory Beer Bar & Trish’s Susan G. Komen Fundraiser

October is breast cancer awareness month and we’ll be raising funds to support research, outreach and to fund mammograms. Information about raffles, beer and food specials to follow shortly. All donations will help Trish Houck fundraise for her 14th Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60 mile Walk! It is also Trish’s birthday week so there will...
Monday, October 28, 2019 - An Evening with Christopher McDougall (includes a run)

Monday, October 28, 2019 – An Evening with Christopher McDougall (includes a run)

                    Our friend Christopher McDougall, a true member of the Beer Runner tribe, is back with a new book that’s just as wild as “Born to Run.” Chris was recruited to rescue a lame donkey from an animal hoarder, which sounded fine until he discovered he...
October 31, 2019 - 12th Annual Halloween Run to Craft Hall

October 31, 2019 – 12th Annual Halloween Run to Craft Hall

  FBR’s 12th Annual Halloween Run! This year we run to Craft Hall! Make sure you wear a costume. Depending on the limitations of your costumes, you may want to run directly to Craft Hall which is less than 1 mile from the Fishtown start location. For those who would like to show off their...
FBR Hits The Stage! *Saturday, September 28*

FBR Hits The Stage! *Saturday, September 28*

  In collaboration with the Fishtown Beer Runners, Azuka Theatre presents a staged reading of Lee Porter’s screenplay, To The Professor! Based on the true story, a new screenplay about redemption, recovery, love, friendship, running & beer … “in the name of science.” About 8 years ago or so, Lee started writing a (fiction based on...
September 05, 2019 - All-City Beer Run

September 05, 2019 – All-City Beer Run

  The All-City Beer Run brings all of the running clubs in the City together for Summer’s best activity – getting outside to run and chilling over a beer with friends. Join Yards Brewing Co. and Philly’s running clubs to get together and celebrate this amazing running community. Check below for a list of your...
September 09, 2019 - Wissahickon Brewing Company (Special Joint Run)

September 09, 2019 – Wissahickon Brewing Company (Special Joint Run)

The Fishtown Beer Runners, Manayunk Beer Runners, Northwest Philadelphia Beer Runners and the East Falls Flyers (EFF) are going to do a joint club run to Wissahickon Brewing Company on Monday September 9th. It also happens to be the Manayunk Beer Runners 3rd Anniversary! Wissahickon Brewing Co is not normally open on Mondays, they are...
September 12, 2019 -  Separatist Beer Project

September 12, 2019 – Separatist Beer Project

  We run for the first time to the Separatist Beer Project! 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 4.24 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2639856454 Long 5.44 miles...
September 17, 2019  - Urban Village Monthly Run

September 17, 2019 – Urban Village Monthly Run

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 3.04 miles –https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2517448057 Long 5.33 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2517423940...