We meet once a week for a 3-5 mi run that will end at a local bar/pub and enjoy a drink, or two! We always conclude our runs with a spirited toast to DNA (David April) & the Spanish Professor (Manuel J Castillo-Garzon, MD, Professor of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, at the University of Granada), the men who inspired this beer running movement and have taken the world by storm!
For the full and complete FBR story, please see the FBR page on Facebook, or visit www.fishtownbeerrunners.com
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.
The primary mission is to further the study of Professor Manuel J Castillo-Garzon's scientific research. 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, member’s house, or any other location 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 can arrive around the same time. There are no dues, and everyone is responsible for buying their own beer.
The 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.
A Note to New Runners:
Please come out! We are a social running group, that means there is no pressure to perform. So come run with us...just get to the bar, no questions asked!