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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December 08, 2018 - Brick Wall Tavern

December 08, 2018 – Brick Wall Tavern

We run to Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room for the first time! 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 3.18 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2330832871 Long 6.47 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2330831836...
December 13, 2018 - Holiday Lights Run

December 13, 2018 – Holiday Lights Run

  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED It is the 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 11th Annual run will be on Thursday, December 13, at 7 p.m. at Columbus Square (12th and Wharton), PLEASE enter Columbus Square at...
December 20, 2018 - Druid's Keep FBR 11th Anniversary Run

December 20, 2018 – Druid’s Keep FBR 11th Anniversary Run

Once upon a time on a cold winter evening 11 years ago in Fishtown, 4 runners (Mike & Samantha Xander, Larry Kelsall & David April) left 2346 E. Susquehanna Ave on a run that ended at Druid’s Keep. In a moment of good cheer, they ordered Chimay, and David wished all a Merry Christmas and...
December 27, 2018 - BeerLOVE

December 27, 2018 – BeerLOVE

We run for the first time to BeerLOVE! They are extending their happy hour pricing for us! $1 off all draft and flights for FBR!  We are of course welcome to grab anything from their fridges. Their beers start at $2.75 and they have no upcharge to drink them at the bar. The Fishtown Beer...
November 01, 2018 - Mifflin Tavern

November 01, 2018 – Mifflin Tavern

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 3.93 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2259063139 Long 5.91 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2259065632 Courtyard of City Hall Routes: Short 3.07 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2302701100 Long 5.15 miles...
November 08, 2018 - The Tradesman's

November 08, 2018 – The Tradesman’s

We will be running for the first time to Tradesman’s located at 1322 Chestnut Street! Beer special is $4 2SP Pils Cans. 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...
November 15, 2018 - The Trocadero Theatre

November 15, 2018 – The Trocadero Theatre

      Please join us for an evening of running, beer & music in honor of science as we team up with the Fishtown Beer Runners, Two Roads Brewing Companyand The Trocadero! Here’s how it will work:Runners will head to one of 3 meetup locations and leave for a run to the Troc at 7PM sharp. Once...
November 22, 2018 - New Wave Cafe - Wild Turkey Run

November 22, 2018 – New Wave Cafe – Wild Turkey Run

The Wild Turkey Run is more of a ritual than an actual beer run. It began a long, long time ago in galaxy far, far away by FBR Anthony LoCicero and Leonard DeProspo, it aims to take the “responsible” out of the FBR slogan, “Responsible running and drinking in the interest of science”. Here is...
November 29, 2018 - Bardot Cafe

November 29, 2018 – Bardot Cafe

We will be running for the first time to Bardot Cafe! 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 1.32 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2253700444 Long 5.18 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2253808582 Courtyard...
October 04, 2018 -  Evil Genius

October 04, 2018 – Evil Genius

FBR returns to Evil Genius Beer Company and Soccer Night is back!! Everyone is encouraged to wear your favorite team jersey proudly and loudly. Trash talking is encouraged. The run will support the Science Leadership Academy (SLA) Boys Soccer Program. The fundraiser will be held in the beer garden, $5 gets you a wristband which...
October 11, 2018 - GloryBeer Bar & Kitchen

October 11, 2018 – GloryBeer Bar & Kitchen

We will be running to the newly opened Glory Beer Bar & Kitchen in Old City! 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 2.99 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2242426453...
October 18, 2018 -  Victoria Free House -  Trish's Breast Cancer Fundraiser

October 18, 2018 – Victoria Free House – Trish’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser

We run to Victoria Free House to support  Trish Houck fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk! It is also Trish’s birthday so there is a good chance there will be Stock’s cake!!