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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FBR Wins Charity Challenge

FBR Wins Charity Challenge

An amazing day for FBR and the Philly running community at the 2017 Mayor’s Cup. There have been many wonderful events and accomplishments in our 10 year history, but the look on Ella’s face when Anthony announced we had won the Charity Challenge on behalf of Ella’s Retreat, is one I will never forget. I am so...
To The Professor! - by Rodney Russen

To The Professor! – by Rodney Russen

3 simple words that are the culmination each Thursday night with the Fishtown Beer Runners.  David April founded the club based on them after hearing about Dr. Manuel Castillo’s research at the University of Granada, Spain.  Year after year.  Thursday after Thursday.  A member of the group addresses the entire crowd to shout those words...
Meet Ella!

Meet Ella!

Ella was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in 2009 at age 2. Today, Ella is disease-free and a thriving 10 year old. Ella was, and continues to be, the inspiration of Ella’s Retreat, a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides 100% of longterm lodging costs for families that travel from far distances to come...
Team Kidney 5k - June 17th

Team Kidney 5k – June 17th

WHEN: June 17, 2017 at 8am Where: Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ Please join the Fishtown Beer Runners team for the Team Kidney 5K (TK5k). Lots of fun last year for a great cause. The race is $25 when using the $10 off promo code FBRUNNERS. The race is June 17 at Cooper River...
Beer Runners Launches Chapter in Guangzhou, China

Beer Runners Launches Chapter in Guangzhou, China

The inaugural run of the GZ Beer Runners is officially in the books on May 18, 2017!  After a soft opening last week, where I invited two of my good friends and received positive feedback, I decided to finally go for it – start a Beer Runners chapter in Guangzhou, China.  In China, we have...
PBC Releases Hydration Beer  - Electro Lyte

PBC Releases Hydration Beer – Electro Lyte

Philadelphia Brewing Company, in consultation with The Professor Dr Manuel J Castillo Garzon and the Fishtown Beer Runners, has brewed a special hydration beer for runners. Ladies and gentlemen – ELECTRO LYTE! Electro Lyte will be served at the Beer runners Summit on Friday, April 21st during the BEER RUNNERS film screening to benefit the...
4 Day Beer Runners' Summit

4 Day Beer Runners’ Summit

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer (SKCC) is the proud sponsor of the first Beer Runners’ Summit taking place April 19th – 22nd. Many of the Summit events will be held at Jefferson including a Meet & Greet Cocktail Hour Fundraiser the SKCC Emergency Fund. Summit Events at a Glance April 19 – Grand Round Lecture with Dr....
Jefferson Beer Running Symposium - April 22, 7:00 PM 

Jefferson Beer Running Symposium – April 22, 7:00 PM 

Learn about the science behind beer running with featured speakers Dr. Manuel Castillo and Christopher McDougall. FREE, No registration is required. Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street, Thomas Jefferson University, Connelly Auditorium, 7:00 PM “Beer After Exercise: Yes or No?” Dr. Manuel Castillo, University of Granada Medical School Beer is one of the most...
BEER RUNNERS Film Screening & Cocktail Party -  April 21, 7:00 PM

BEER RUNNERS Film Screening & Cocktail Party – April 21, 7:00 PM

Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street, Thomas Jefferson University, Connelly Auditorium,  7:00 Film Screening of the award winning documentary BEER RUNNERS by Justin Wirtalla to benefit the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) Social Work Emergency Fund. The event features a pre-film Meet & Greet Cocktail Party and the release of the Philadelphia Brewing Company’s...
FBR Supports Ella's Retreat

FBR Supports Ella’s Retreat

The Fishtown Beer Runners will be raising money for another worthy cause again on Thursday, February 16th. Runners will head to Twisted Tail and raise money for Ella’s Retreat, a non-profit focused on providing lodging for families with children receiving proton therapy treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Ella’s Retreat is honored to team...
Why I Run FBR -- Mary Elizabeth Sullivan

Why I Run FBR — Mary Elizabeth Sullivan

I don’t remember where we ran, or how far it was, who we talked with that night, or what month it was–I obviously have a bad memory–but I do remember an awesome feeling of community. And I think that’s the best word I can use to describe FBR, is ‘community’. I started running in high...
Holiday Lights Run Brings City's Running Clubs Together

Holiday Lights Run Brings City’s Running Clubs Together

When there is a saying from your city that goes, “I’m not mad.  I’m from Philly.” and when it has a rough reputation (I still say the Hitch-Bot had that coming) and there is a proclivity for boos (and booze) from the fans supporting the local sports teams, it may be a little surprising to...