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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We run to Fette Sau in support of the Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia programs and The Young Professionals Committee – SOPA Philly. Fett Sau is donating  $1 per drinks sold and $5 donation gets you a the Fette Sau Happy Hour special which is half off all draft beers, all sizes. $5 Manhattans and Old...
March 14, 2019 - Second Street Irish Society (CASH ONLY)

March 14, 2019 – Second Street Irish Society (CASH ONLY)

                  Join FBR for our 4th Annual Thursday before St. Patrick’s Day Run to the Second Street Irish Society! Remember it is CASH ONLY! 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...
March 21, 2019 - Mainstay Independent Brewing

March 21, 2019 – Mainstay Independent Brewing

We run for the first time to Mainstay Independent Brewing Company! 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 0.97 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2396950660 Long 5.11 miles –...
March 28, 2019 - Brauhaus Schmitz

March 28, 2019 – Brauhaus Schmitz

                      We return to Brauhaus Schmitz, we have not been here since November 2015! 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...
February 07, 2019 - Guppy's

February 07, 2019 – Guppy’s

February 14, 2019 - Les & Doreen's

February 14, 2019 – Les & Doreen’s

Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap is one of the last old school Fishtown bars left in the hood. Doreen still owns the establishment and her sister Sharon will be behind the bar Thursday night running the show. Sharon is very excited to have FBR coming in again! This is a CASH ONLY run but don’t...
February 21, 2019 - Butcher Bar

February 21, 2019 – Butcher Bar

We run for the first time to Butcher Bar!  We will be in their back patio area and we will have the place to ourselves! The patio is covered and heated. There will be 6 different drafts for $4 and four food specials! The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at three different...
February 28, 2019 - Thirsty Soul

February 28, 2019 – Thirsty Soul

  We run for the first time to The Thirsty Soul! We can thank Freddy Druding for setting this one up! Freddy hasn’t been able to run do to his stress fracture but plans to be fully recovered by the date of this run! The Thirsty Soul said that we can expect a Brewery ARS...
Congratulations Award Winners!

Congratulations Award Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2018 Spirit of FBR Award and the President’s Choice Award winners! Beer Runners was founded on the simple principle that running together encourages us to exceed our goals, and empowers us to overcome the challenges we face. Our values include inclusiveness, kindness, tolerance and giving back to the community. The Spirit of FBR...
Where Do You Rally?

Where Do You Rally?

For more than 11 years on Thursday evenings, the Fishtown Beer Runners have assembled in the Philadelphia neighborhood which bears their name, run to a bar located somewhere in the city and toasted to The Professor – first, outside the home of Beer Runners founder David April and now, in Palmer Park. However, as the...
January 3, 2019 - Johnny Brenda's

January 3, 2019 – Johnny Brenda’s

January 10, 2019 - Gran Cafe L'Aquilla

January 10, 2019 – Gran Cafe L’Aquilla

We will be returning to Gran Caffe L’Aquila Join FBR and the Philadelphia Run Across Haiti runners, Alex, Cathy, Jess, and Rachel! They will be running 200+ miles from the North Shore to the South Coast of Haiti in just 7 days this February. Their efforts to complete this incredible ultramarathon are also dedicated to...