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.
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...
"America's Coolest Running Club" - Chris McDougall, author of Born To Run

“America’s Coolest Running Club” – Chris McDougall, author of Born To Run

Award winning author and barefooted running rock-star, Christopher McDougall, published some very kind words about FBR on his blog. In a piece about FBR’s role in the running of the Hammer of Glory during Philly Beer Week, Chris wrote, “I’ve run and beered with the Beer Runners, and apart from...
What is Beer Running

What is Beer Running

The Fishtown Beer Runners combine responsible running with responsible drinking 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.
The Mission

The Mission

The primary mission is to test the results of a scientific research study conducted by Manuel J Castillo-Garzon, MD, Professor of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, at the University of Granada. The study said that beer and water have similar rehydration effects under the conditions of his study which compared...
Time and Location

Time and Location

Runs are Thursdays @ 7:00 PM sharp. Start location is 2346 E. Susquehanna Avenue in beautiful Fishtown. Click here for upcoming run destinations
To The Professor

To The Professor

Catholics have patron saints, sports teams and schools have mascots, and The Fishtown Beer Runners have The Professor. You will all be happy to know that FBR’s “patriarch” is a very cool, leather jacket wearing, motorcycle riding, generous, kind and humble man. The professor is Dr. Manuel Castillo-Garzon of the...
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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...
FBR Makes Donation to Phillies Achillies

FBR Makes Donation to Phillies Achillies

Fishtown Beer Runners has developed a strong relationship with The Philadelphia Chapter of Achilles International. Several FBRs volunteer with Achilles and several Achilles athletes and volunteers run regularly with us! The Achilles Track Club was founded in 1983 by Dick Traum, the first amputee to run a marathon distance. Now, an international organization, their mission...
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...
5k Run 2013 Fishtown RiverCity Festival

5k Run 2013 Fishtown RiverCity Festival

Oct 5, 2013 12:00p.m.-5:00p.m. The 6th annual Fishtown RiverCity Festival will kick off with a 5k FUN RUN through the Fishtown neighborhood on a semi-closed course, beginning and ending at Penn Treaty Park.  As always this fun run will raise funds to support The Fishtown Neighbors Association. This year, the RiverCity Festival is proud to sponsor local...
Road Trip!!!!

Road Trip!!!!

Gettysburg Fun Run – October 6th, 2013 Please join us for a fun run in beautiful Gettysburg with one of our sister clubs, the Gettysburg Beer Runners.  We will leave Philadelphia around 9:00 AM, so you all should have plenty of time to recover from the River City Festival the day before.  This promises to...
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....
Best Running Club

Best Running Club

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 “Best of...
Sock It To Us: Support Hackett School

Sock It To Us: Support Hackett School

On August 15 we will be running to Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen.  Cedar Point has generously offered to donate $1 per beer we drink from 7-9p.m. to a Back to School Event for this local elementary school.  Friends of Hackett are organizing this event and trying to raise money for school supplies the staff needs, including...
Congratulations Kate & Tim!!

Congratulations Kate & Tim!!

It is no secret that beer running attracts people who like to run and socialize with a cold one. Sometimes folks become attracted to each other!  Eric and Mallory Bernstein were the first to pave the path; they met at a beer run, got married, and are about to have a beer runner baby!  Kate...
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...