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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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...
January 17, 2019 - The American Pub

January 17, 2019 – The American Pub

Our first run to The American Pub! Located in the heart of Philadelphia, the American Pub is a classic American style pub offering great faire and a warming, casual atmosphere. There will be Happy Hour pricing throughout the evening. The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at three different starting locations throughout the...
January 24, 2019 - Love City Brewing (Legacy of Hope Fundraiser)

January 24, 2019 – Love City Brewing (Legacy of Hope Fundraiser)

January 31, 2019 -  The Bourse

January 31, 2019 – The Bourse

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 2.47 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2336008438 Long 4.11 miles – https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2336006425 Courtyard of City Hall Routes: Short 0.00 miles – TBD Long 0.00...
FBR Turns Eleven!

FBR Turns Eleven!

  On Thursday, December 20, the Fishtown Beer Runners will turn eleven!  It was during a run, Eric Fiedler told me a whacky story about a medical doctor in Spain who did a hydration study with beer.  On that cold morning, Eric planted the seed in my mind that would grow into an international social...
Beer Runners Summit 2019!

Beer Runners Summit 2019!

He’s Coming Baaaack! Happy to announce that Jefferson University Hospital Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the Fishtown Beer Runners are hosting the 2nd Beer Runners Summit. The Summit will be bigger and better! Schedule of events, activities, and others details will be announced soon, until then…save the dates June 6th, 7th & 8th, 2019  ...
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...