2019 BEER RUNNERS SUMMIT & FITNESS SYMPOSIUM

Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Center and the Fishtown Beer Runners are hosting the Beer Runners Summit & Fitness Symposium, June 6th – June 8th in Philadelphia. The Summit is a series of health and fitness related lectures and events bringing together health professionals, beer experts, and athletes to exchange ideas, run, and of course, enjoy a beer or two.

Learn about the science behind beer running, health and fitness with featured speakers, including Dr. Manuel Castillo “The Professor”, Dr. Mathew Farber, Director of the University of the Sciences Brewing Science Program, Jefferson University doctors, and a panel of ultra runners and world record holders.
Admission to the Summit is a $20 donation to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Emergency Fund. Please register in advance so we can have a head count for catering and the amount of beer we need. Includes lunch, beer, and evening reception. The June 8th events will take place at Thomas Jefferson University, Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium, Connelly Auditorium, 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

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Thursday, June 6 Beer – Run with The Professor

Kick off the Summit with a beer run with The Professor. The highlight will be the toast to the actual Professor! The Professor will be starting at Palmer Park, and the other start locations (City Hall & South Philly) will also meet up in Fishtown. We will all run down Delaware Avenue to the Cherry Street Pier .
Cherry Street Pier is a year-round, mixed-use public space on the central Delaware River waterfront. Built into the shell of a century-old municipal pier, it is a reflection of Philadelphia today—creative, diverse, historic, adaptable, and inspired.

 


 

Friday, June 7- Morning Fun Run 10:00 AM

Join in for a fun run over the Ben Franklin Bridge. Go at your own pace and enjoy the spectacular view of the city. We will loop around Independence Hall and then head to The Bourse Food Hall for lunch. Can’t make the run, please join us for lunch.
The run starts at 10:00 AM. Meet at Franklin Square, at the corner of 6th & Race Streets , The Bourse Food Hall is pay- as-you-go.

 


 

Saturday, June 8 – Rocky Fun Run 9:00 AM

Meet up at City Hall for a for fun run to the Rocky Steps, and the Schuylkill River Tail.

 


Saturday, June 8 – Symposium 12:00 PM
Thomas Jefferson University, Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium, Connelly Auditorium, 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

12:00 PM Keynote Address: “To Your Health!: Beer, Health & Happiness”, Dr. Manuel Castillo, Professor of Medical Physiology, University of Granada School of Medicine

01:30 PM “Nutrition, Running, Recovery & Survivorship”, Dr. Jeremy Close, Associate Professor & Director – Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Jefferson University Hospital & Dr. Wm. Kevin Kelly, DO, Professor, Medical Oncology and Urology| Director, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology -Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

03:00 PM “The Science of Beer”, Dr. Mathew Farber, Director, Brewing Science Certificate Program, University of the Sciences

04:30 PM “The Body Achieves What the Mind Believes – A Running Forum”, Rodney Rusen, Pete Kostelnick, Kyle Robidoux, Rita Duszak, Dana Kolesar, Gene Dykes, and Ramon Bermo

06:30 PM Reception – Featuring “No Questions Asked” an exclusive event beer by Urban Village Brewing Company, food, & cake by Justin Relkin

 


 

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Admission to the Summit is a $20 donation to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Emergency Fund . Please register in advance so we can have a head count for catering and the amount of beer we need.  Admission includes:
*Lunch
*Beer
* Evening Reception

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Emergency Fund supports families in each of these areas; encouraging and supporting families, helping with bills, and offering money for food and needed supplies. Their goal is to ensure each patient is taken care of financially, physically and emotionally.