Monday, February 8, 2016

Broad Street Run: Where to get a beer near the finish line

Jeff Honer, Colleen Baillie and James Honer celebrated finishing the 2013 Broad Street Run at FDR Park. (Colin Kerrigan /

It’s a common ritual among running buddies — they run, then they drink. Just ask the Fishtown Beer Runners who end all of their weekly runs with a pint. But did you know there’s a science behind those post-run brews?

In a 2007 study conducted by the School of Medicine at University of Granada, Spain, Professor Manuel J. Castillo found that beer in moderate amounts is as effective as water for rehydration and recovery after exercise. (I can sense your excitement…)

So with science on your side, if you’re thirsty for an ice-cold brew after you cross the finish line on Sunday, here are a few bars no more than a mile and a half from the finish line. Hey, after 10, what’s another mile in the name of good beer?

McFadden’s at the Ballpark
1 Citizens Bank Way
11 a.m.
The folks at ODDyssey Half Marathon are teaming up with McFadden’s to offer free beer to Broad Street runners after the race! All you have to do is stop by the ODDyssey booth at the Broad Street Expo and grab a voucher for a free post-race drink.

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    1100 Pattison Avenue
    9 a.m.

    Chickie’s and Pete’s
    Where: 1526 Packer Avenue
    11 a.m.
    $2 Bud and Bud Light drafts

    Post-race tailgate party with Philadelphia Runner
    Boathouse in FDR Park, 1800 Pattison Ave
    Philadelphia Runner is teaming up with Shake Shack and Philadelphia Brewing Company to offer you free burgers and beers, plus music and games after the race. Stop by Philadelphia Runner or Shake Shack before Sunday to pick up a free ticket!

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