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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BEER RUNNERS Released OnLine

BEER RUNNERS Released OnLine

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 community group would like a...
Why I Run FBR -  Rodney "Rodzilla" Russen

Why I Run FBR – Rodney “Rodzilla” Russen

This weekend marks the 3 year anniversary of when I met David N. April. Our friendship did not start off well. I was in charge of the Philly Achilles workout that day as a large portion of the group was in Disney. Here is the dialogue from our initial encounter…   Rod – Welcome.  I’m...
BEER RUNNERS Screening at Johnny Brenda's

BEER RUNNERS Screening at Johnny Brenda’s

  Wirtalla Visual and the Philadelphia Brewing Company Present: BEER RUNNERS.  Tickets are now available for the award winning film Beer Runners at Johnny Brenda’s on Sunday, January 10, 2016.  If you missed the film at the Philadelphia Film Festival, here is another opportunity to see it on the big screen in the city.  You...
Why I Run FBR - Hanna Strong

Why I Run FBR – Hanna Strong

The second law of thermodynamics states that the universe tends toward disorder. I grew up training as a classical musician, and in order to allow for maximal practice time, I led a most organized life. I existed within a bubble of meticulous control. It wasn’t until I graduated from college that my foundation of organized...
December 17, 2015 -  Standard Tap - FBR 8th Anniversay

December 17, 2015 – Standard Tap – FBR 8th Anniversay

On Thursday, December 17, the Fishtown Beer Runners will turn eight! 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 2015, I’m amazed how much FBR has grown in both numbers and in...
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...