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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Meet the Founders

Meet the Founders

We asked Fishtown Beer Runner founders, David April and Eric Fiedler, to reflect on FBR’s past, present, and future in a segment we’re calling “Meet The Founders”.  Enjoy! Question: How long had you known each other before the first infamous Beer Run? How did you meet? David: Eric and I met in the spring of...
Why I Run FBR - Ryan McAlpine

Why I Run FBR – Ryan McAlpine

I moved to Philadelphia in 2012 after having spent years living “On the Road” as a touring theatre technician, but i didn’t discover the Fishtown Beer Runners until a few years after arriving. For me this community represented the two things i thought i was merely adequate at: making new friendships and running. I was confident...
FBR 13th Anniversay

FBR 13th Anniversay

Once upon a time on a cold winter evening 12 years ago in Fishtown, 4 runners (Mike & Samantha Xander, Larry Kelsall & David April) left 2346 E. Susquehanna Ave on a run that ended at Druid’s Keep. In a moment of good cheer, they ordered Chimay, and David wished all a Merry Christmas and...
SPS and FBR 13th Annual Holiday Lights Virtual Run

SPS and FBR 13th Annual Holiday Lights Virtual Run

For the past twelve years, the South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners have organized a run (for all runners) through the streets of South Philly to enjoy the holiday lights while collecting goods and donations for Philabundance. The run has grown into the largest free running event in the city. While we can’t set...
Fishtown Beer Runners Announce Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Fishtown Beer Runners Announce Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

FBR officially launched the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee co-chaired by Nana Opoku and Kinzey Lynch.  The committee is the outgrowth of listening sessions held this summer with minority members of FBR and the Philadelphia running community, and not in reaction to a particular incident.  Because of the memberships’ commitment to fostering a positive atmosphere, FBR...
Beer Runners Thanksgiving

Beer Runners Thanksgiving

Put down that drumstick and pickup your beer and join us for an all-chapters Beer Runners Thanksgiving via ZOOM. It has been way too long since we’ve seen each other and what better day to spend some quality VIRTUAL time together than Thanksgiving? At 8:00, we all gather for the toast, then you will be...
Building A Running Community

Building A Running Community

David April is featured on Running Times, a podcast hosted by ultra-runner Michael “Gagz” Gagliardi.  Gagz and David talk about how and why he started running, the conception of Fishtown Beer Runners, and their plans for the future.  
David April's, Beer Runners Founder, Statement On Social Unrest

David April’s, Beer Runners Founder, Statement On Social Unrest

The following is the prepared transcript of David April’s video address to the Beer Runners membership via Facebook Live on June 4, 2020. As the founder and leader of the Fishtown Beer Runners, I would be remiss and irresponsible if I didn’t address the unfolding events occurring in our country, our city, and our neighborhood. ...
Fishtown Beer Runners COVID-19  Run Update

Fishtown Beer Runners COVID-19 Run Update

FBR group runs are indefinitely suspended until further notice.  While Philadelphia is in the Green Phase, it does not mean it is completely safe for group running as we are still in a global pandemic. Also, our size makes it challenging to find locations (including outdoor sites) that can accommodate us given their capacity restrictions. ...
Beer Runners COVID-19 Policy

Beer Runners COVID-19 Policy

The Beer Runners’ motto of Responsible Running and Drinking in the Interest of Science is more relevant now than ever. With this in mind, I want to emphasize Beer Runners’ commitment to providing a safe running environment and a pleasant experience for all of our members. I can not stress enough to all Chapters nation-wide...

In the interest of responsible running and drinking in the interest of science, FBR is suspending all Beer Runners activities until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our runners and business we support but believe this is the best action to take right now to keep our club and community...
March 05, 2020 - Victoria Free House

March 05, 2020 – Victoria Free House

We make our return to Victoria Freehouse. The Fishtown Beer Runners meet every Thursday at 7pm at three different starting locations throughout the city (http://fishtownbeerrunners.com/when-and-where/): Palmer Park in Fishtown Courtyard of City Hall 7th & Bainbridge in South Philadelphia Palmer Park Routes: Short 2.13 miles – https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/bSTR0DjfWL Long 4.24 miles – https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/CugiSgKCfM Courtyard of City...