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.
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 classic FBR logo on front with shoe prints on back. In honor of The Spanish Professor,  shirts feature...
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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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

  Click here to watch FBR: The Year That Was 2013.  
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: Helping People Quit Smoking, Lose Weight & Become Runners One Drink at a Time

FBR: Helping People Quit Smoking, Lose Weight & Become Runners One Drink at a Time

It all started in late Summer 2012.  My boyfriend Matt and I agreed that it was finally time to start getting into shape. We decided to give running a shot but the enjoyment factor was non-existent. Matt’s college classmate Rachael was “checking in” to Fishtown Beer Runners every week so naturally we gave it a...
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...
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...