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.
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...
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...
"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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Why I Run FBR - Michael Hanisco

Why I Run FBR – Michael Hanisco

  Another profile in our Why I Run FBR series. Michael describes the transformative power of running.   I’ve been running fairly regularly for three years now. But what started as an effort to rid myself of a 9-to-5-induced tummy has transformed into something much more in 2015. This is the year that running saved my...
Philly 10K FBR Water Station #1

Philly 10K FBR Water Station #1

On a hot Sunday morning,  a group of Fishtown Beer Runners led by Anthony LoCicero and Christina George set up Water Station #1 at the Philly 10K. Thanks to the FBR volunteers, fellow runners got  hydrated and lots of encouragement to keep running.  
Why I Run FBR - Lynnette Beer

Why I Run FBR – Lynnette Beer

Another in our Why I Run FBR series. Lynette  describes her first run with FBR and why she plans to keep coming back.                     I have been an active person since I can remember. Running is one of the many activities that I have always enjoyed and...
Mutter Museum, Helium Comedy Club,  Chris McDougall...Oh My!

Mutter Museum, Helium Comedy Club, Chris McDougall…Oh My!

What do the Mutter Museum, Helium Comedy Club,  Chris McDougall, and comedian Liz Miele all have in common? They’re all part of this week’s run which is shaping up to be epic. On Thursday, August 27 The College of Physicians, home of the Mütter Museum, is opening a one night pop-up beer garden to unveil an exclusive Mütter brew inspired by the herbs in the museum’s medicinal...
Beer Runners Premieres at the Canadian Sport Film Festival

Beer Runners Premieres at the Canadian Sport Film Festival

  Our documentary film Beer Runners by Justin Wirtalla will be shown at the Canadian Sport Film Festival in Toronto on June 5th. In July, the film will be shown at the Madrid International Film Festival in Madrid where it has received three award nominations. We hope the film will be accepted to the Philadelphia Film Festival this fall so that...
Antarctica Marathon

Antarctica Marathon

Congratulations to Beer Runner Taylor Gill for running the Antarctica Marathon!  What an amazing accomplishment. Read her account and then buy her a beer next time you see her!   Due to environmental restrictions, no more than 100 people can be on land at a “landing site” (an area where the ship can anchor and...
May 07 - The Deodorant Run!

May 07 – The Deodorant Run!

  During our Thursday night beer on May 7, we will make a “pit stop” to support the St. Francis Inn. The St. Francis Inn’s operates a soup kitchen which serves meals restaurant-style; their guests don’t walk through a line to get their food. They also have a Women’s Center, which FBR Katie Horan manages,...
Re-Branding Beer Runners!

Re-Branding Beer Runners!

In 2007, Eric Fiedler and I had no idea that the Fishtown Beer Runners and the concept of combining responsible running and drinking in the interest of science would have such appeal. In fact, the little club that meets on my door step (and at 7th & Bainbridge) every Thursday night has grown and grown bringing together new...
March 26 - Veterans Boxers Association - KSC Fundraiser

March 26 – Veterans Boxers Association – KSC Fundraiser

Join the Fishtown Beer Runners at the Veterans Boxer Association, located at 2733 East Clearfield Street  in Port Richmond, for a Kick the Keg Challenge and fundraiser for the Kensington Soccer Club.  KSC is a non-profit organization that works with youth and families to organize positive, healthy, and fun youth soccer activities while building teamwork, leadership,...
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....
MANNA SOUPer Bowl

MANNA SOUPer Bowl

The MANNA SOUPer Bowl is Thursday, February 5 at Rouges Gallery and Bar! MANNA delivers 65,000 meals every month to citizens that struggle with serious diseases. MANNA will collect donations at Rogues, and if you give $10, you will receive a quart of MANNA’s delicious soup on the spot for you to take home (It will...