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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Why I Run FBR — Nick Malfitano

Why I Run FBR — Nick Malfitano

I came to running much later than a lot of people I know. One week before my 29th Birthday, to be exact…in January 2013, when a professional opportunity led me to pick up stakes from my hometown of Toms River, New Jersey and move to Salem, Massachusetts. Little did I know that a place which...
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 community group would like a...
Why I Run FBR - Andrea Castro

Why I Run FBR – Andrea Castro

I moved to Philly 2.5 years ago from California. I’d gone to grad school in upstate New York and found a job in Cherry Hill and, after driving around Philly for the first time after the interview, figured I could live here (Philly of course, not Jersey ha ha). I underestimated how hard it would...
Beer Runners Featured At Portsmouth Beer Week

Beer Runners Featured At Portsmouth Beer Week

Beer Runners, the FBR documentary produced by Justin Wirtalla, will be featured at Portsmouth Beer Week. Each year the festival shows a  “beer inspiration” movie. This will be the first public screening of the documentary. We will be sure to announce more viewing dates when we know at which film festivals the film will be shown....
Meet Mark McCowan

Meet Mark McCowan

  If you run with the Fishtown Beer Runners or Achilles, you have already met Mark.  Mark is an amazing man who hasn’t let blindness slow him down, instead he sped up by becoming a runner,  a marathoner in fact!  Mark is passionate about helping others with blindness and works hard raising funds and awareness....
Holiday Lights Run - 2014

Holiday Lights Run – 2014

  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 Thursday, December 11th 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.   ...
Offical FBR Shirts

Offical FBR Shirts

                          Official Fishtown Beer Runners® shirts are available at Philadelphia Runner, located at 16th and Sansom Streets. The Nike Dry Fit running shirts come in both men’s and women’s styles.   They feature the new Beer Runners logo on front with shoe prints on back....
Official Beer Runners Film Trailer

Official Beer Runners Film Trailer

  Filmmaker Justin Wirtalla, of  Connecticut based Wirtalla Visual, released the official film trailer for Beer Runners.  Justin  submitted the film to various national and international film festivals and will keep us posted ith the official release date.  Until then, you can enjoy the trailer ad see how many of your friends you recognize.   Check out the trailer here.
Rocking with Brewtallica, Bikini Spinders & Brown Sugar

Rocking with Brewtallica, Bikini Spinders & Brown Sugar

Our Beer Week beer run on June 05, 2014 will be to Johnny Brenda’s and to a special show featuring: Brown Sugar, Bikini Spiders, Brewtallica and your fearless leader DJ DNA as emcee. Presented by Philadelphia Brewing Company and Kenzinger! Doors open at 8:00 PM. Discounted tickets are available to all Fishtown Beer Runners for...
Letter from The Professor

Letter from The Professor

  With out question the highlight of our recent trip to Spain was meeting The Professor,  Dr. Manuel Castillo.  He was an inspiration to us all and we were thrilled to spend time with him.  Many of you had the opportunity to experience what I have known for many years, that Manuel is  gracious, kind,...
Ten Things That Happened in Spain -  by Eric Fiedler

Ten Things That Happened in Spain – by Eric Fiedler

Sometimes you just don’t know where a trip will take you. When David and I set out to run the streets of Fishtown in 2007, we didn’t expect to be diverted to the crowded cobblestone plazas of Madrid or the super-narrow alleyways of Granada. But seven years later, that’s exactly what happened. David went on...
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....