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...
"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 - Hannah Schlesinger

Why I Run FBR – Hannah Schlesinger

  My love of running grew from a need for a positive focus during a hard time and is now an important part of who I am. I signed up for my first marathon 12 days after my dad died. His illness was sudden and his death left me in complete shock. As I contemplated...
Running for Beer: The Movie - Joe Sixpack

Running for Beer: The Movie – Joe Sixpack

Fishtown, you’re famous in Spain, of all places. And you have a bunch of beer drinkers to thank for that. Specifically, the Fishtown Beer Runners, the enthusiastic, sneaker-wearing barflies who lace up on Susquehanna Avenue every Thursday night and lope off to different taprooms – all, as they proclaim, “in the interest of science.” If...
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...
Opening Night at Philadlephia Film Festival

Opening Night at Philadlephia Film Festival

                                  The film Beer Runners is in good company! “100 films that have been handpicked and curated from around the world!” Look out for a cameo in this news piece. Congratulations Justin Wirtalla!!  Read more below. See video here. By Alicia...
David April on Bar Talk

David April on Bar Talk

                      Glen Macnow and Joe Sixpack welcome special guest David April to the studio to discuss his running group that incorporates beer drinking and fitness, it’s meteoric rise, and the upcoming film about his life and efforts.Talkin’ FBR, beer, running and the film Beer Runners...
Get Your Tickets!  Beer Runners Film at Philadelphia Film Festival

Get Your Tickets! Beer Runners Film at Philadelphia Film Festival

Still reeling from a devastating divorce, Philadelphian David April went out for a run and afterwards grabbed a beer in the name of science. Seven years and several thousand miles later, the beer running movement he and his friend Eric Fiedler began continues to flourish. Justin Wirtalla’s inspiring documentary is a celebration of the small...
Message From The President

Message From The President

                    No not that President, but me your beer-specials-seeking leader!  I’m taking this opportunity to let you know that I’ll be stepping away from FBR for a short time in order to take care of a medical issue. Many of you have expressed concern and I want to assure you...
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...