ABOUT BCBR (THE LONG FORM)

BUCKS COUNTY BEER RUNNERS

The Bucks County Beer Runners (BCBR) is an official chapter of the Fishtown Beer Runners® (FBR) of Philadelphia, founded by David April and Eric Fiedler in 2007.   The BCBR combine responsible running and drinking in the interest of science.

 

The Bucks County 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 toast and beer or two.

 

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 the study which compared a moderate amount of beer (660 ML)

to the same amount of water.

 

GOALS:

 

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

Bucks County Beer Runners meet on Monday evenings at a scheduled location. There are predetermined course of about three

to five miles.  ( A walk option will also be laid out.) As with a typical run, 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. Everyone is responsible for buying their own beer.

 

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION

The Bucks County 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.

 

WHO

The Bucks County 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.

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