It’s that time of year again when a Jewish carpenter (actually a Jewish IT guy) turns water into beer!!  Join the South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners as we  run the streets of South Philly to enjoy the holiday lights. This year, the 10th Annual run starts on Thursday, December 7, at 7 p.m. at Columbus Square (12th and Wharton). The run ends at Victory Beer Hall at XFINITY Live! (11th and Pattison). Drink specials include $5 Victory Lager, Victory HomeGrown Victory Headwaters & Victory Hop Devil. The specials will be available throughout XFINITY. Bring your IDs.

As is tradition, we are having a food drive to benefit Philabundance. Please bring canned and other non-perishable food to Columbus Square. If you would like to donate online, click the following:.

Last year, we collected a couple hundred pounds of food and $1,034 in donations!

Feel free to wear bells, lights, and holiday costumes. All paces are welcome.

The route is 4.01 miles. Click here for the cue sheet:

and here for the MapMyRun map:

Please enter Columbus Square on 12th Street and Wharton.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Please obey traffic rules and ONLY cross streets, particularly Broad Street or Oregon Avenue, on green lights. We do not want any accidents or having drivers annoyed at us for crossing on red lights.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE: Please respect the neighborhood. Observe areas where there are signs to stay off the grass.


How do I get to the start at 13th and Wharton?
• SEPTA: The Broad Street Line stop at Ellsworth/Federal is two blocks from the start. Several SEPTA bus routes, including the 45 and the 4, let off on Wharton. Check out SEPTA’s website for a route that works best for you.
• Uber/Lyft
• Run or walk
• Bike or drive: You may consider biking or driving to XFINITY Live! ahead of the run and then take the Broad Street Line up to Federal and to the start. Please note that there is a Sixers game that night, so parking near XFINITY may be costly.

We do not recommend biking to the start or parking at Columbus Square because the destination bar is a couple of miles away.

What are options to get home from the destination bar?
• SEPTA: The Broad Street Line stop at AT&T is a couple of blocks from XFINITY Live!
• Uber/Lyft
• Run or walk

Will there be drink specials?
Yes, there are $5 selected draft specials.

I’m injured, don’t run, work late, etc. can I still come to the bar?
Yes, all are welcome!