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.
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Special March Run Helps Athletes in Need

Special March Run Helps Athletes in Need

Now that winter has come (and, hopefully, departed), we can reflect on all of the chilly miles we logged in the last few months–some of them, fortunately, for good causes. The “responsible running” part of FBR mission (responsible running and drinking in the interest of science) means that we are committed to supporting our community charities....
FBR Goes to Spain to Meet The Professor!

FBR Goes to Spain to Meet The Professor!

We’re off to see the Professor, the wonderful Professor of Granada! The Professor is Dr. Manuel Castillo-Garzon of the University of Granada in Spain who conducted research about the effects of beer after exercise.  After each run we toast, “To The Professor” in gratitude of his research. Dr. Castillo has graciously invited us to Granada...
FBR Supports Pennsylvania Special Olympics

FBR Supports Pennsylvania Special Olympics

Our usual Thursday night FBR run on March 6 will be to City Tap House to support the Pennsylvania Special Olympics and their Leprechaun 5K. The Pennsylvania Special Olympics will be selling $5 wristbands which will entitle you to some amazing beer specials! All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes in Philadelphia.  Also, the 29th...
Fishtown Beer Runners True Contenders in Boxing Association Run

Fishtown Beer Runners True Contenders in Boxing Association Run

  FBR runners have never been merely fair weather friends. Case in point: last Thursday’s run through rain, hail, sleet, and, in greatest magnitude, slush, to the Veteran’s Boxing Association in the heart of Port Richmond. This locale was special in a number of ways, first in that it’s not even a public bar, but...
FBR has gone FUBAR

FBR has gone FUBAR

FUBAR: A portion of the Fishtown Beer Runners make a new subsection of “Fishtown Ultra Beer Awesome Runners” at the inaugural Rocky 50k, including a couple of first time ultra runners.       David N April had no business attempting to jump over that park bench.  Yes, he just witnessed some idiot (whose name may or...
FBR: The Year That Was 2013

FBR: The Year That Was 2013

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Happy Anniversay!!!

Happy Anniversay!!!

On Thursday, December 19, the Fishtown Beer Runners will turn six! What began as two friends going out on a run has grown into a weekly running club of new friends from across the city running together.  As I reflect back on 2013, I’m amazed how much FBR has grown in both numbers and in...
FBR in the Temple News

FBR in the Temple News

  Local running club hydrates with unlikely drink The Fishtown Beer Runners stop for beer after their runs every Thursday night.   by Emily Rolen 03 December 2013 It’s all for the sake of science.  At least that’s what David April, co-founder of the Fishtown Beer Runners, said about the No. 1 running club of...
Holiday Lights Run!

Holiday Lights Run!

  It is that 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 run starts at Broad and Oregon at 7 PM, where there will be a food drive.  Please donate canned and other non-perishable food to benefit Philabundance,...
Hate Running But Love FBR

Hate Running But Love FBR

I am not a runner. When I first ran with the Fishtown Beer Runners in 2008, the emphasis was definitely on the ‘beer’ part for me. Now, five years later, it still is.  I kept hoping to catch this running bug everyone seemed to have. I wanted to fall in love with running. I wanted...
FBR in the NYT

FBR in the NYT

Wow, our little running club that started six years ago with two people has made it into the New York Times.  Special thank you to Jen Miller for penning the piece.  Chris McDougall tweeted not to let our success ruin us. My response was you can take FBR out of Fishtown, but you can’t take...
New Shirts Honor Spain

New Shirts Honor Spain

In honor of The Spanish Professor, our new shirts feature the Spanish coat of arms on the sleeve. The inscription says, “Plus Ultra” which means more beyond and is a wonderful motto for runners as we strive to surpass our goals.  Dr. Manuel Castillo-Garzon of the University of Granada, Spain conducted research about the effects...