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The Manayunk Beer Runners (MBR), formed in 2016, is an official Beer Runners chapter anmd is inspired by the Fishtown Beer Runners (FBR).
MBR combine responsible running and drinking in the interest of science! We host weekly runs of three to five miles, concluding each run at a local pub for a beer or two and a toast, "To the Professor!"
The primary mission is to test and promote the results of the scientific research study conducted by Manuel J Castillo-Garzon, MD, Professor of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Spain. The study said that beer and water have similar rehydration effects which compared a moderate amount of beer (660 ML) to the same amount of water.
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. There are no dues, and everyone is responsible for buying their own beer.
MBR promotes 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.
One afternoon in November, 2007 while running together in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Eric Fiedler told David April about a beer study conducted by Dr. Manuel Castillo at the University of Granada, Spain. Eric and David decided to test the study. Several trial runs later, David and Eric were determined to spread the word to beer drinkers and runners alike and formed the Fishtown Beer Runners.
Official Beer Runners™ chapters are located across the United states and oversees. Each is independently organized to promote the Beer Runners' concept, mission and goals. In 2012, David April brought the Beer Runners concept to Spain which now has over 30 chapters through out the country.
Beer Runners Crest:
The crest communicates the essential elements of Beer Runners: beer, running, community, and science.
All chapters shirts will bare the Beer Runners Crest on front, along with the iconic Beer Runners footprints on the back.
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!
Mondays @6:30pm at Main St & Green Lane (under the Manayunk Bridge)
Sandra "Sandy" Kerstetter