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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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...
Beer Runners' Ball

Beer Runners’ Ball

Pull out that sky-blue prom dress from the back of the closet or knock off the mothballs from that tight fitting tux, because the Beer Runners’ Ball is back!  This is your chance to fancy yourself up in tacky formal wear along with your comfortable running shoes and to go dancing (not running) in the...
Best of Philly

Best of Philly

    “On behalf of the editorial staff at Philadelphia magazine, it’s my pleasure to inform you that you are featured as a winner in our 2013 “Best of Philly” edition in the following category:  Best Running Club.  For 40 consecutive years, “Best of Philly” has been the recognized mark of  excellence in Philadelphia.   Your...
Cedar Point Turns Sock Hop for Kids of Hackett Elementary

Cedar Point Turns Sock Hop for Kids of Hackett Elementary

On Thursday, August 15, FBR ran for the first time to a new neighborhood staple, Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen. We had a great cause to motivate us for the 0.5 miles from David April’s doorstep–the “Sock it to Us!” fundraiser by the Friends of Hackett Elementary to raise money for Fishtown’s own Horatio B....
Achilles Meet and Greet--An Even Better than Usual Reason to Cheer

Achilles Meet and Greet–An Even Better than Usual Reason to Cheer

  We’ve long known how FBR founder David April spends his early Saturday mornings: running with Achilles International, a group that supports athletes with disabilities. Perhaps the culmination of his experience was assisting a visually impaired runner finish Broad Street. Last Thursday, June 13, the “Liters and Wursts: Achilles Meet and Greet Fundraiser” at Frankford...
Girls On the Run Fundraiser

Girls On the Run Fundraiser

Thursday, May 2, FBR will  run to Urban Saloon located at  2120 Fairmount Ave. in Fairmount. Urban Saloon will donate a portion of everyone’s tab to Girls on the Run. There is no cover charge and the success of the fundraiser depends on the size of your tab. So the more you eat and drink...
Philly Marathoners Gear Up for Solidarity Run on Thursday Night

Philly Marathoners Gear Up for Solidarity Run on Thursday Night

  Ryan Callahan, outreach coordinator for athletic store Philadelphia Runner, said Tuesday that after he brainstormed ways to support the victims along with the local chain’s owner and a colleague, they came up with the idea of bringing together the area’s disparate running clubs for a citywide run on Thursday. The Fishtown Beer Runners, the...
Marathoners Go the Distance for Post-run Beer

Marathoners Go the Distance for Post-run Beer

The following article was written by Jim Galligan, TODAY contributor and beer and marathons. He mentions FBR and the Philadelphia Brewing Company. Local brewer Samuel Adams has whipped up something special for the Boston Marathon Monday: Boston 26.2 Brew, a refreshing 4.5 percent ABV Gose-style beer that boasts a sweet wheat backbone, hints of coriander...
St. LauRUNtius Fishtown 5K

St. LauRUNtius Fishtown 5K

Come On FBR, let’s support this run that is in our backyard! St. Laurentius School was slated to be closed last year, but the Fishtown community banded together to keep it open. You can help to sustain the school by supporting this 5K.  Did I mention there is a beer tent!  A fun, flat-course race...
Swedish Runner/Beer Lover Seeks FBR

Swedish Runner/Beer Lover Seeks FBR

It’s not too often we get to import a beer runner from across the Atlantic. Lina Elmquist of Stockholm, Sweden, discovered the group through the Spanish press. A fervent fan of running and beer (particularly, the hoppy variety), Lina was inspired to interrupt her NYC tour to run with FBR last Thursday. She joined us...
Drink Philly

Drink Philly

Fishtown Beer Runners: America’s Coolest Running Club The beer might be the hook that gets people lacing up to join Fishtown Beer Runners, but it’s community that keep members coming to the weekly runs that end at a local bar or brewery. David April, who founded the club in 2007 with friend Eric Fiedler, says...