Fishtown Beer Runners

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 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 a moderate amount of beer (660 ML) to the same amount of water.


1) to encourage people to exercise by running (or walking)

2) to provide friendly camaraderie

3) to support and raise funds for non-profits organizations and charitable causes

4) to promote the responsible enjoyment of QUALITY beer

5) to support local tavern owners and breweries

How it Works
There are predetermined destinations (which will change weekly) about three to five miles. (sometimes longer sometimes shorter). The destination is a tavern or member’s house where there is QUALITY beer.

As with a typical 5K, faster runners will lead, followed by slower paced runners, followed by walkers. The course will loop, so that runners and walkers will arrive around the same time. For example the destination tavern or house will be about the first mile from the start. Walkers will walk the mile to the destination. Runners will run a circuitous route to reach the destination. There are no dues, and everyone is responsible for buying their own beer.

Responsible Consumption
The Fishtown Beer Runners promote responsible beer consumption. Responsible consumption means consuming QUALITY beer and drinking within one’s limits. Please note, drinking beer while running will not be permitted. We also ask that you refrain from endangering your body by drinking any of the major macro beers.

The Fishtown Beer Runners is open to anyone over 21. New and seasoned runners are welcomed. Elite runners should remember this is primarily a social outing and should plan to do greater distances before meeting. The club is also open to walkers and yes, even non drinkers.

Start at 2346 E. Susquehanna Ave every Thursday at 7:00 PM sharp.