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...
Latest entries
Antarctica Marathon

Antarctica Marathon

Congratulations to Beer Runner Taylor Gill for running the Antarctica Marathon!  What an amazing accomplishment. Read her account and then buy her a beer next time you see her!   Due to environmental restrictions, no more than 100 people can be on land at a “landing site” (an area where the ship can anchor and...
May 07 - The Deodorant Run!

May 07 – The Deodorant Run!

  During our Thursday night beer on May 7, we will make a “pit stop” to support the St. Francis Inn. The St. Francis Inn’s operates a soup kitchen which serves meals restaurant-style; their guests don’t walk through a line to get their food. They also have a Women’s Center, which FBR Katie Horan manages,...
Re-Branding Beer Runners!

Re-Branding Beer Runners!

In 2007, Eric Fiedler and I had no idea that the Fishtown Beer Runners and the concept of combining responsible running and drinking in the interest of science would have such appeal. In fact, the little club that meets on my door step (and at 7th & Bainbridge) every Thursday night has grown and grown bringing together new...
March 26 - Veterans Boxers Association - KSC Fundraiser

March 26 – Veterans Boxers Association – KSC Fundraiser

Join the Fishtown Beer Runners at the Veterans Boxer Association, located at 2733 East Clearfield Street  in Port Richmond, 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,...
Beer Runners Featured At Portsmouth Beer Week

Beer Runners Featured At Portsmouth Beer Week

Beer Runners, the FBR documentary produced by Justin Wirtalla, will be featured at Portsmouth Beer Week. Each year the festival shows a  “beer inspiration” movie. This will be the first public screening of the documentary. We will be sure to announce more viewing dates when we know at which film festivals the film will be shown....
Meet Mark McCowan

Meet Mark McCowan

  If you run with the Fishtown Beer Runners or Achilles, you have already met Mark.  Mark is an amazing man who hasn’t let blindness slow him down, instead he sped up by becoming a runner,  a marathoner in fact!  Mark is passionate about helping others with blindness and works hard raising funds and awareness....
MANNA SOUPer Bowl

MANNA SOUPer Bowl

The MANNA SOUPer Bowl is Thursday, February 5 at Rouges Gallery and Bar! MANNA delivers 65,000 meals every month to citizens that struggle with serious diseases. MANNA will collect donations at Rogues, and if you give $10, you will receive a quart of MANNA’s delicious soup on the spot for you to take home (It will...
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...